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Hypothyroidism - Am I over medicated?

8 replies

Sarahlouiseis33 · 11/09/2019 13:12

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

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7Worfs · 11/09/2019 13:15

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

Sarahlouiseis33 · 11/09/2019 13:39

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

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7Worfs · 11/09/2019 13:42

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 · 11/09/2019 13:44

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

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SistersOfMerci · 11/09/2019 13:48

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

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

7Worfs · 11/09/2019 13:48

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 · 11/09/2019 13:48

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

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7Worfs · 11/09/2019 15:15

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

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