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Taking eltroxin for thyroid problem. Have high TSH level. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:my name is XXXXXXX
Doctor:please proceed with your query
Doctor:Hi XXXXXXX Good evening. please go ahead
User:thyroid from last 7 yrs
User:my recent report rates it as 7.4
User:i am taking eltroxin
User:50 mcg
Doctor:You mean to say your TSH level is 7.4?
Doctor:it is on the highr side
Doctor:it means that the thyroid hormone supplement you are taking is inadquate
User:so shall i increase it?
Doctor:You should first consult your treating doctor
User:there are certain more problems
Doctor:and should discuss this with him and he will decide how much to increase
Doctor:Yes, go ahead
User:as if now not consulting any doc from long
User:like my hair are very rough n brittle
Doctor:could you tell me your age?
User:then my weight has been increasing
User:32 yrs
User:i have a son
User:he is 1& 1/2 yrs old
User:i feel very lethargic
Doctor:the reason for your hair being brittle and rough could be your continuing hypothyroid state
Doctor:even the lethargy can be attributed to the same
User:quite possible
User:i wanted to know is there any diet which i sld follow
Doctor:A proper dose adjustment will take care of all your symptoms
User:so can u pl suggest me any good doctor for this
Doctor:you should eat a healthy diet, XXXXXXX in antioxidants
Doctor:and XXXXXXX in fiber
Doctor:eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
Doctor:You can consult any endocrinologist, You can send a mail to customer care team saying that you need an appointment with an endocrinologist
Doctor:please mention your contact number and your email id along with in which city and which area you would like this appointment to be
Doctor:Please mention your contact number here too so that I will also forward the message from my end
User:i live in noida
Doctor:Okay, Thank you. Is there anything else you would want to discuss?
User:my email ID YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:Okay, Thanks. I will inform the customer care team and they will get back to with the details
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to discuss Mrs. Kriti?
User:i will wait for that
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:You are welcome. Thank you for consulting me. Goodnight.
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