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Having high TSH. Do we need to take medicine lifelong or till its cured? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:i hv few queries on thyroid
Doctor:I am a general physician
User:1) if only TSH level is high, 9.8 , and all other hormones are normal, then do we need to take allopathy medicines life long? or it can be taken only till it is cured
Doctor:I believe I can help you within my expertise and if required I shall recommend a specialist.
User:2) is there any diet control when TSH level is 9.8
Doctor:You will have to continue the medicines until your all hormone levels come to normal. that includes TSH
Doctor:2. You will have to include iodized salt in your diet to improve your thyroid function.
User:3) i am taking homeo medicine since 8 months for thyroid and TSh level are slighly varying for these 8 months but, this month my TSH went to 15.8 when i did the test on 21st XXXXXXX it is 8 points high. My homeo doctor said it can't raise so hign in 1 month and asked me to repeat TSH test. this morning i had it again and report has come as 11.8
Doctor:You should also avoid cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.
User:is there a chance that the reports are wrong. OR can TSH vary so much with in 5 days with same medicine and dosage.
Doctor:If you are taking regular medications, it is not expected to change suddenly. Yes, reports can go wrong.
Doctor:I would like to know, was there any difference in how you felt within these days?
Doctor:Was your T3 and T4 levels normal?
User:i felt squeezing throat once in last week
User:I had complete thyroid profile test done 4 months ago. every thing was normal except TSH
User:so not doing complete test every month.
Doctor:Ok. May I know your age?
User:only going for TSH as per my homeo doctor suggestrion
User:its 40
Doctor:let me guide you regarding this.
User:i am not so willing to start allopathy medicine as Doctor said if I start those medicines i should continue them through out my life
User:llike high BP tablets. I also have high BP for which i am taking S-Numlo 5
Doctor:I understand your concern.
User:so want to cure thyroid with homeo medicines as I am stop taking thyroid mecine once my thyroid levels are normal
Doctor:Ok. If your levels are getting normal with homoeo medicine, you can continue taking it.
User:one more query is will Soya affect TSH levels?
Doctor:It is just that there are many branches of medicine. You can always choose the one which suits you.
Doctor:Yes. Some research studies states that Soya can increase the levels of TSH.
Doctor:I can give you some suggestions regarding how you can manage the thyroid problem.
User:okay doctor. pls suggest
Doctor:1. For now, continue taking homoeo medicines.
Doctor:2. Do follow the diet restrictions mentioned above.
Doctor:3. This month you have already done TSH levels twice. So, next month go for a complete thyroid profile.
Doctor:That will give a fair idea about how your thyroid hormones are doing.
Doctor:4. You can opt for a holistic treatment, which combines allopathy, homoeo and ayurveda.
Doctor:So that it helps in getting the best of the systems in managing both hypertension and hypothyroidism.
User:okay. doctor
User:thank you
Doctor:Have you followed my suggestions?
Doctor:Is there anything else that I can help you with?
User:nothing else. thanks for your suggestions.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me. Let me know if you have any health related queries.
Doctor:Please do leave a feedback if you are pleased with this service.
User:ok. have a good evening
Doctor:Have a nice weekend!!
Doctor:bye for now.
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