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Had thyroid tested, TSH level abnormal. Prescribed eltroxin. Help?

hallo, my wife recently got an thyroid test for the first time, she has a tsh level as 9, we have shown to a doctor she prescribed her to start with Eltroxin 100 mgs. she did not have any problems or symptons as such she is 5 feet 7 inches and weight 76 kgs, she has a kid of 3 years. Doctor has told to take the medicine either in morning or in the evening
Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Hello,
Thyroid is a hormone which is essential for working of all body systems. TSH level detects the deficiency of this hormone well before the symptoms are caused due to deficiency.
This is called as asymptomatic hypothyroidism.
As, her TSH level is high she needs to take the medication prescribed, even if she dont have any symptoms.
She should take the medication daily morning empty stomach.
The TSH levels need to be checked after about 6 weeks for dose adjustment, if needed.
Hope this information is helpful.
Dr. Mrs. Sumeet Baheti

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