I have hypothyroidism. I am taking Thyronorm 37.5 mg after the blood report otherwise 25 mg. My previous blood report shows TSH 0.5 in April 2020.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
Your last TSH is 0.5 and you told previously you were taking 25 mcg which you increased to 37.5 mcg. Is it correct?
If your TSH is 0.5 you should have decreased your medication from the dose you are taking not that will increase your medication. So I will advise you to decrease it to 12.5 mcg once daily before breakfast if you were taking 25 mcg previously. Check your test again after three months.
Your TSH target should be from 0.4 to 4. Do you have any symptoms? If you have done TPO antibodies?
Was this answer helpful?|
Thank you doctgor,
I have increased the dose due to an increase in TSH level tested on June 13th which is 10.55, so increased to 37.5. When I was taking 50 mg Thyronorm it came to 0.5 TSH as per 25th April report. Hence now, I feel tired easily and feel sleepy after having food in lunch. No other symptoms. Why my dose is not stabilizing? How to be on constant dose?
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
If TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) was high then you are right to increase to 37.5 mcg. Maybe the way you are taking your medication will be interfering with drug metabolism so you please check it.
Typically, patients are advised to take their Levothyroxine first thing in the morning, at least 30 minutes but preferably an hour before eating, on an empty stomach, and with only water. The goal is to achieve consistency in taking the medication to avoid fluctuations in thyroid levels and variable control of symptoms.
But for patients who may want to add milk to their morning coffee or cereal, there are alternative dosing strategies, including taking Levothyroxine at night. While not all patients may be candidates for bedtime administration, those who have a consistent sleep routine and do not take other medications before bed might consider making this switch.
It is important to realize that there must be four hours between your last meal or snack when you plan to take your Levothyroxine at bedtime. If you are a nighttime eater, this is likely not a good chance for you to make.
Was this answer helpful?|
Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroidism and my current TSH is 13.3. I am regularly taking Thyronorm 50 mcg one tablet daily morning before food. Kindly let me know what should be the dose to control the level now. My cholesterol levels are a bit high too. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. My weight is 60 kg and height is 5'10". Three months before, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Also, I am suffering from joint pain, shivering and fever. For this condition doctor advised me to take Thyrox 50 mcg, Thyrox 100 mcg for 10 days and Thyrox 125 mcg for ne... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. My T3 is 5.8. I am obese at 76 kg with 153 cm. I take 25 mg Thyronorm tablet every day. Weight loss becomes very difficult as thyroid levels have not decreased in the past five years post-pregnancy. Can I increase my Thyronorm dosage to 100 mg? Read Full »
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Endocrinologist Now