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Dosage of thyroxine for hypothyroidism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
User :   hi
User :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   Hi Dr.XXXXXX
User :   please proceed with your health query
User :   i'm a 31 year old male, height 5'11"
User :   my weight is 118 kgs
User :   i was diagnosed with hypo thyroid in early 2009
User :   the thyroid score (i believe TSH) was 9.1
User :   the physician started off with thyroxin 0.25
User :   and thyroid was under control (went upto 1.1)
User :   but off late its again getting out of control
User :   the latest report indicated 7.1
User :   do i increase my dosage?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   good morning
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
User :   sure... :)
Doctor :   When were your last reports done?
User :   about a fortnight back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since you started with thyroxine is this the first time you again got it checked.
User :   i keep getting the tests done every quarter
User :   in the past the reports were fine
User :   but this time around it showed 7.1
Doctor :   You get your Free T3 and T4 investigated.
User :   yes, as a part of the report
User :   in the latest report also, T3 and T4 were well within the range
User :   in fact, almost in the 'middle' of the range
User :   only TSH is out of rang
User :   range*
Doctor :   I mean did you get your free T3and T4 with TSH investigated or was it only T3 and T4?
User :   yes, everytime i get all the three tested together
Doctor :   It will be better that you discuss this with a endocrinologist. Without proper examination the dosage cannot be increased.
User :   sure doctor
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   nothing else Dr. XXXXX
User :   have a nice day ahead
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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