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Hypothyroid, having weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and laziness. On the same dosage since years. Should I increase it?

i came to know that i had for the 1st is when i was 17.....,now i am 24.....,i still use the same dose even i need to change or increase the dose......, i have hypothyrodism............which went upto 14.07 during my 1st checkup.........7 years back....because i find change in my body......,like putting on weight,lazyiness.., fatigue .,hairloss during these 7 years i have undergone tests very frequently it was quite normal
Asked On : Sat, 26 May 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
hello dear
known case of hypothyroid need regular T3,T4 and TSH hormonal level . if they are normal then your state of hypothyroid is well controlled. hence you may not need to increase the dose of thyroid suplimentation. if TSH is increased and T3,T4 decreased you need , dose modification. all other symtoms may be related to other endocrine disorder provided your hypothyroidism is well controlled.
hence you are adviced to consult endocrinologist for further treatment.
take care

Answered: Mon, 9 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

From the disjointed message I understand that you are hypothryoid and on regular medication for it. You need to get your thyroid profile especially TSH done are regular intervals say 6 monthly to ensure that your hormone levels are normal.

Weight gain, laziness, fatigue and hair loss can be due to other reasons. I suggest that you get yourself examined by your physician to find out other causes for these symptoms.

With best wishes.
Answered: Sat, 26 May 2012
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