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What Are The Adverse Effects Of Not Taking Eltroxin For Elevated TSH Levels?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2015
Question: Tsh high

TSH high. (14). What will happen if Eltroxin is not taken ?
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
hypothyroidism

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

I have seen the attached report and it looks like you are suffering from hypothyroidism. Here is what will happen if you are not treated

1 lethargy , sleepiness and dullness
2. weight gain
3. Irregular periods
4. Weight loss
5. constipation

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (45 hours later)
She has none of the symptoms mentioned by you. One prominent symptom is intolerance to cold.
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hypothyroidism

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for getting back

Intolerence to cold is also a feature of hypothyroidism. Taking thyroid pills is of more benefit than not taking them. I recommend that she takes it

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (13 hours later)
Thank you Dr.

Are there side-effects ?

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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Side effects

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the warm regards

There are no side effects if adequate doses are given, patients tend to tolerate it well. It is important to check tsh once every 3 months

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Are The Adverse Effects Of Not Taking Eltroxin For Elevated TSH Levels?

Brief Answer: hypothyroidism Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query I have seen the attached report and it looks like you are suffering from hypothyroidism. Here is what will happen if you are not treated 1 lethargy , sleepiness and dullness 2. weight gain 3. Irregular periods 4. Weight loss 5. constipation I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me Regards