Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

145 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is TSH level of .02 a cause for concern?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Mirjeta Guni

Endocrinologist

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 2122 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 in General Health
Question: Had a thyroidectomy in October and the last 2 months my TSH LEVEL IS .04 in January and .02 in February. Is this dangerous?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Lower the dose of levothyroxine;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking.
After thyroidectomy your doctor should have prescribed levothyroxine, the dose of which is adjusted according to TSH level.
A low TSH level means that you are taking too much levothyroxine and the dose should be lowered.
Taking for long time levothyroxine , with higher doses than needed may be dangerous.
For the moment may cause; rapid heart rate, sweating, insomnia ect.
Once you have changed the dose, you should check the TSH level 6 weeks after until you find the proper dose.
Hope the information will help.
Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Insomnia

doctor1 MD

4 times a week I get sinus headaches for 2 hours I get them twice a day now there getting worse ,every once & a wile I get hot get a weird feeling but there`s no fever & I`m not sick ,extreme gas almost every day that doubles me over with pain , explosive smelly diarrhea 3 times a week several times a day sometimes it`s green or yellow , 4 times a day for no reason I will shiver { shake } for only a second not from cold , itch pains like poking pins that itch , I have sleep apnea but once & a wile it happens when I`m awake , I get a lot of pulled mussels , sleep insomnia it takes me an hour to fall asleep no matter when I go to bed when I do fall asleep I do for half the day & am still very exhausted all day , I get blood coming the back butt I don`t know if it`s hemroids or not

doctor1 MD

Hello,my age is 26 male,from the past 10-11months i m suffering with consistent bloating ,full or tight stomach,alternating diarrhea and constipation,irregular bowels,pencil shaped stools at times or feeling of not completing the bowel, insomnia ,history of diarrhea when spicy food taken,no pain and no blood in the stools,recently nausea also,had ultrasound done and found gall bladder stone of0.8mm in gall bladder but the doctor said those are asymptomatic so no need to worry about them.please guide me the next course of action and the best hospital or doctor to meet in bangalore

doctor1 MD

I ve been having some dull achy pain on my right side under my ribs. It comes and goes. I stopped alcohol and smoking over 2 weeks ago. I ve got insomnia and have been taking one Tylenol PM every night for sleep. My stool was yellowish, not very solid this morning. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

I have been using cosopt or a few years. Recently,however, a few hours after usage I get a little dizzy or tired. It goes away after a wile. I also use TravatanZ at night, which seems to contriute to insomnia. I forgot to ask if there is a charge for this information

doctor1 MD

Can fasting improve insomnia? To fast safely do I need professional supervsion or blood tests? Is fasting safe for slender people?

doctor1 MD

I have just started a phentermine/topamax combo for weight loss , very low dose. First day, having serious insomnia , so just took a 50 mg trazadone . Is there danger of an interaction?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am suffering from insomnia from last 7-8 months and have started allopathic medicines from last 2 months