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    What dosage of Levothyroxine is to be taken when having symptoms of Hashimoto thyroiditis?

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Posted on Fri, 26 Jul 2019 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: Good evening Doctor, My wife is suffering from Thyroid problem and she is 31 years old. 23rd January her TSH level w as 6.23 and she started taking thyronorm tablet 88 MCG. the next TSH blood test result was on 10th March 2018 and the result was 0.11 after this result she started taking 50 MCG tablet for two weeks in between and didn't take any tablet for 7 days then from April 3rd till today she was taking 75 MCG, today she has again taken Tsh test and Tsh level is 0.02 now, please suggest what dosage of tablet should she need to continue or can she stop taking the thyroid tablets as my TSH level is less thank you
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
About Levothyroxine dose.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The fact that TSH was over 4 mUi/ ml in January means that she has hypothyroidism that in most cases, it is caused by a chronic autoimmune pathology called Hashimoto thyroiditis.

The treatment consists in taking Levothyroxine tablets lifelong, but the TSH should be monitored continuously to avoid over or under dosage.

I would suggest to take 50 mcg a day regularly and check TSH after 6 weeks. If it will be within the normal ranges continue for other 6 months with the same dose.

Otherwise you need to adjust the dose until you find the proper one.

Hope the information will help.

Regards,
Dr. Mirjeta Guni
Endocrinologist
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