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Thyroid test done. Safe taking Eltroxin? How long to continue? How to reduce excess weight?

My test reports of Thyroid are as follows-FT3 is 2.43 Range is (2.30-4.20) FT4 is 0.71 (0.89-1.76)-low TSH 3RD Generation is 25.283 (0l35-5.50)- High I have started with 50mcg of Eltroxin . Please suggest if medication is o.k ,any dietary modification ,any other test &how to reduce excess weight,&do I need to take this medication lifelong.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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As your tsh is so high at the level of 25 , you do need thyroxine at the dose of 1.6 x body weight , you are taking low dose of eltroxin.

Weight increase in hypothyroidism is very common due to accumulation of water in your body , round about 3-5 kg increase , by using eltroxin at the dose i prescribed will lower your body weight considerably

Eltroxin at older age that is greater than 60 years is usually life long , but the cause of hypothyroidism will tell us how long you need eltroxin , ask your doctor

Cabbage , red wine , tomatoes , red meat , fish will increase your iodine level and hence thyroid levels

Hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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