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Thyroid condition. On thyronorm medication, discontinued. High TSH values, further increased. Dosage for thyronorm medication?

Hi, I had got my thyroid checked 6 months back which revealed my Tsh value as 5.9.I was given thyronorm 25mcg.I took the medicine for 3 months and discontinued it.Last week when I got my thyroid check done, it showed my Tsh was 15.0.I was asked to take thyronorm 50mcg.Am I given the correct dosage??How long should I be on medication?
Asked On : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Dear user , Hi! if you have been diagnosed as hypothyroid, you are likely to take the medicine for life in most of the cases. there is no correct dose for thyroxine , it needs to be titrated against your TSH and t4 values to keep them in normal range. regards!
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