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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Hello, I have a history of thyroid cancer and my

Hello, I have a history of thyroid cancer and my endocrinologist wants my TSH to remain low, so 6 months ago he reduced me from 75 mcg to 50 mcg of Levothyroxine. When I went in today to see him he was concerned because my TSH was 22.21. He is increasing me back to 75 mcg of Levothyroxine and I am to have repeat labs in 2 months. Is a TSH level of 22.21 a real concern and could that be why I am having some moments of dizziness?
Fri, 5 Oct 2018
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