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How can my TSH level be controlled ?

Reports show my THS level always more than 8 and doctors advise me 50mg to 100mg tablets always since two years. For how long I have to carry on with these tablets. My age is 45, height is 5 -5 and I get oversensitive on problems at times. My name is Sabiya from India.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012
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Hi Sabiya,

Your TSH levels are high even after taking treatment for hypothyroidism. This indicates that the dose that you are taking may not be sufficient to correct your hypothyroidism.

Please get a T3, T4 and TSH test done and consult your treating physician. He/she may change your dose of thyroid hormone tablets depending on the test reports.

In most patients, hypothyroidism requires life-long treatment.

Your symptoms of excess sensitivity over problems may also be related to your thyroid disease and will probably subside after your thyroid disease is adequately treated.
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