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High TSH levels, slight puffiness on face. Taking thyronorm medication. Should I decrease dosage?

i have been taking 75 mcg of thyronorm for the past 1 yr or so, in my recent blood test the t3 t4 levels were wuthin the range but tsh was a little high ( it is 6.98, it should have been below 6).. i also feel my face is a little puffy for the past few months.. can u plz advise should i increase or decrease my thyronorm dose..what should be my thyronorm dosage now.. ??
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Endocrinologist 's  Response
Your TSH result shows your dose of thyronorm(thyroxine) is inadequate. On thyronorm treatment the TSH should be less than 2.0. Your face puffiness is unlikely due to your thyroid problem at the level of TSH 6.98. But you need to increase your thyronorm dose. I advise you to consult an endocrinologist.
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Dr R Ananthabahsakar
Answered: Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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