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Having hypothyroidism and taking Thyronorm. Should I take the same dosage for low thyroid also? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Sep-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
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User:My wife had a hypo thyrodism(level was at 53.1) and according to doctors advice she had taken "Thyronorm 100 mg" for one month and after that when we taken the blood test it was down to 0.23 and free T4 is 1.50. this time doctor has prescribed to take the Thyronorm 88mg.
User:my question is ...
User:Is the medicine will be same for the TSH levels high and low...we could not able to understand the medication process.
Doctor:It is very easy to understand
Doctor:Once the thyroid levels are controlled
Doctor:We usually maintain the patient on the dose which does not cause the symptoms of hyperthyroidism
Doctor:And also controls the thyroid hormone levels
User:so is it common then?
Doctor:Yes it is common
Doctor:It is of different ttypes
Doctor:Some types resolve spontaneously
Doctor:In some time
Doctor:Other types like autoimmune or hashimotos may stay for life
User:what will perfect level for TSH to be maintained?
Doctor:0.4 to 4
User:and when to say that we can stop the medication?
Doctor:Thats is the normal range
User:and at the time of pregnancy?
Doctor:Yes still its the same
Doctor:In pregnancy it is important to keep it in this range at all times
User:so if she gets the range to 0.4(for TSH) then we can stop medication?
User:are you out there Doctor?
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