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Hypothyroidism - Am I over medicated?

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Sarahlouiseis33 Wed 11-Sep-19 13:12:18

Hi All,

I’m looking for a bit of advice...

I’m hypothyroid, diagnosed in my early twenties so nearly twenty years ago! Recently (over the last five months) I’ve been having a few symptoms of hairloss and intolerance of heat. The odd bit of breathlessness on exertion. I had a blood test on Monday and my results show :

TSH < 0.005 (0.38-5.33)
Free T4 17.0 (7.0-16.0)
Free T3 5.8 (3.8-6.0)

Am I taking too much Levothyroxine? I’m on 125mcg a day. Please advise if you can. The symptoms particularly the hairloss are really getting me down xx

7Worfs Wed 11-Sep-19 13:15:09

Looks like it, but your endocrinologist should tell you how to adjust your daily dose. Do you have an appointment booked?

Sarahlouiseis33 Wed 11-Sep-19 13:39:38

Thank you for replying! I have a telephone consultation on Monday coming.

7Worfs Wed 11-Sep-19 13:42:19

Ah best to wait then smile
They’ll probably do a tiny adjustment and you’ll feel better within a week.
When I was over medicated I had a terrible time with tiredness and palpitations.

Sarahlouiseis33 Wed 11-Sep-19 13:44:01

They’ve already recommended I drop down to 112.5mcg daily previously. Does that sound reasonable?

SistersOfMerci Wed 11-Sep-19 13:48:20

I was like 7 when overmedicated, terrible palpitations and fatigue.

I dropped 25mg off my dose and felt better fairly quickly after that.

7Worfs Wed 11-Sep-19 13:48:29

I think so, I was told to alternate (eg 100 one day, 125 one day) which comes up the same.
I know the feeling of wanting to adjust dose now but if you can wait til Monday you’ll be on the safe side

Sarahlouiseis33 Wed 11-Sep-19 13:48:45

@7Worfs were you results when over medicated similar to mine?

7Worfs Wed 11-Sep-19 15:15:04

The TSH was 0.05 I think, it was a result of upping my dose earlier in pregnancy.

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