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Are synthoid and zolcor the right medication for hypothyroidism and high cholesterol ?

My doctor just diagnosed me with hypothyroidism with high chloreterol. My T-4 was .8 and my cholesterol was 160. I am a 59 year old female. Last year the same tests read 3.2 and 106. She placed my on synthoid and zolcor. Does this sound right? I m not even sure that my chloresterol is all that high. I am recuperating from spinal stenosis surgery and am being treated for a peptic ulcer . Tara
Mon, 23 Jan 2012
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you have been rightly put on medicines for your conditions
you will have to continue the thyroid medicine for long
for cholesterol you have to follow ad vice regarding your diet from your doctor/dietician
regarding medicines you will have to follow doctor's advice
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