Hi Doctor, Hope you are doing good. I’m a 23 years old unmarried woman.
Recently I consulted a dermatologist for skin allergy. He asked me to take blood test and thyroid test.
My T3 level – 2.64 pg/ml ; T4 level – 1.27 ng/dl ; TSH – 31.810 IU/ml.
As per my dermatologist’s advice, I consulted a endocrinologist.
My endocrinologist said that my TSH level is very high and I should take THYRONORM 75mcg for life time (with change in dosages).
After taking thyronorm for a week, again skin allergy started. So I again consulted my dermatologist. He said THYRONORM 75 mcg should be given to people having hyperthyroid and not hypothyroid. I got confused after hearing his statement.
Am I being treated in correct way?
Is it possible to do a surgery for my thyroid imbalance?
Some of my friends suggested me to do Yoga breathing practices and take homeopathy or Ayurvedic treatment as it will give permanent cure.Is that so?
Sorry to ask too many questions. I have many doubts about the newly developed disease. But not getting proper answers anywhere. Hope you will solve all my doubts.
Thanks in advance
Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
Thyronorm is a form of thyroxine substitute which is used to treat hypothyroidism (your case)..
Your endocrinologist is treating you well..
Yes you can do yoga and Ayurvedic treatments and breathing they might help really but not the only permanent treatment of course…
having raised tsh and a normal t3,t4 indicates early hypothyroidism. thyronorm is given for both ..hyper as well as hypothyroidism. so dont worry about it.the tablet that you have been prescribed by your endocrinologist is correct and should be taken. take foods with high iodine,especially iodine rich salt.
yoga,meditation will surely help you keep the dosage of the tablet to minimum.
THE TREATMENT YOU ARE RECIEVNG IS OK. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ALLERGY THOUGH. SURGERY IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN YOUR CASE AS ITS VERY EARLY STAGE OF HYPOTHYROIDISM. PITUITARY ADENOMA NEEDS TO BE RULED OUT.
AYURVEDIC,HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENTS MAY HELP TO SOME EXTENT
your endocrinologist is giving proper treatment and you should not have any doubts about that. u need to regularly check the thyroid hormones till the dose of thyronorm is adjusted.
surgery at this stage,or later wont be required if you take appropriate medicines regularly