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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How to withdraw from Eltroxin?

I am taking100mg eltroxin mytsh is 2.06 age 63 years but always feels depressed due to stiff neck and back.I feel not well and improvement in my health and energy.when I reduce my eltroxin dose I feel happy and relief in neck and back stiffness but tsh goes to 6. Can I stop this medicines.I am also taking amlopreeAt one tab daily and trika. .5 at night. I feel that eltroxin does not suit to me. Can I leave this medicines eltroxin
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear
I understand your problem and appreciate your concern towards the regular medications.
How ever let me add that being a hypertensive,hypothyroid patient with regular medications,it is a must to get our thyroid profile normal.For the fluctuating tsh ranges signify that body need extra thyroxin,so in turn we can tapper the dose with proper consultation.more over let me assure that the eltroxin might not be the major concern for the stiffness and weakness,please get your Vit D3and serum calcium checked as well.
hope this helps
most welcome for further queries.
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