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Hypothyroid, weight gain, TSH 6

i am a 33 yr old mother of a 4 yr old.i have been a hypothyroid patient for the last 17 tsh level a month back was .01 with 100mcg eltroxin .has reduced the dosage to my tsh shows 6,and there has been a steady weight gain .there has been no significant weight loss since alteration of dosage and follow a very active life.
Asked On : Fri, 4 May 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
oh my dear madam.
I am quite sure u were very comfortable when u were on 100 mcg of eltroxin.
what many people don't know is that thyroid is managed both by clinical symptoms and blood tests.
so I suggest u go back to 10 mcg.
take care. don't get driven by TSH alone.
Look at ur free T3, free T4 levels if they r in normal range then don't be bothered at all.
God Bless You Madam
Answered: Fri, 4 Apr 2014
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