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Elevating TSH level, weight gain, swelling on feet, body. What medicines should i prefer?

Hi i m Sony prabhu. age 36.
Around 6 month back i have done my thyroid test. T3 and T4 was normal but TSH came 10.2. so i started homeopathic medicine. after taking medicine ,i have done my 2nd test. TSH came 8.2. So i continued my same medicine. last week i suddenly gain weight and swaling on my feet and body. so i tested again, its came out 10.7.
pls advise should i stat allophonic medicine.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
You are having underactive Thyroid that is Hypothyroidism,as your TSH level is high 10.2 , usually this causes swelling all over body ,voice change to husky,cold intolerance.
You should certainly visit a Internal medicine specialist/Endocrinologist and once after examination if required other test like anti TPO,anti thyroglobulin, and Lipid profile may be done.
If there is any mass or swelling in Thyroid area ultrasonography of Thyroid can be done.
Treatment is simple which is supplementation of Thyroxine which is started in low dose and can be titrated according to value of TSH.
I can not comment about homeopathic medicine.
Please remember this is treatable condition and do not waste time here and there.
Take care
Good Luck
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General & Family Physician Dr. Prabhakar 's  Response
Hello Sunitha,
Increased TSH and low T3/T4 suggestive of hypothyroidism, which usually associated with non pitting leg edema, constipation,cold intolerance etc. For definitive treatment of hypothyroid you need to be supplimented with levothyroxine. Consult Physician regarding this.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sadaf Akhtar's  Response
Helo dear
First we should look,at your labs a high TSH means your t4 and t3 should be low so its hypothyroidism ,,,you say t3and t4 are normal i would advice you three constant samples on same time each day
Next perform thyroid auto antibodies because this condition mostly occur in sub clinical hypothyroidismalso check cholestrol and triglyceride they are also elevated
Ldh may be increased
Normochromic normocytic anemia can also occur
Regarding therapy take allopathic medicined other drugs have steroids
Stay blessed
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