On 60 mcg of Synthroid currently. Should I be taking more?

Female age 71, work out a lot, 5 feet 2 inches tall weight is 120-125 range (fluctuates), 10 cardiac stents, on Hormone replacement therapy since 2007, double pneumonia at age 30, total hysterectomy in 2007, reynaud’s disease, rheumatic fever at age 5, 3 concussions since age 8

Question:
I have a TSH of 11.61,
T3 uptake of 29 (on a scale of 22-35%);
T4 total of 5.6 (on scale of 4.5-12 mcg/dL
T3 reverse of 17 (scale of 8-25 ng/dL)
T3 total of 80 (on a scale of 76-181 ng/dL)
T4 Free of 0.8 (on a scale of 0.8-1.8 ng/dL)
T3 Free of 2.2 (on scale of 2.3-4.2pg/mL

On 60 mcg of Synthroid currently. Should I be taking more?


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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion yes your doctor should prescribe more

Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

For me if you are symptomless now no need to change the dose now..
Thanks.

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
TSH is elevated but T3 and T4 are normal.
If all are deranged then you should change the dose.
At present,there is no need to change the dose.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
LITTLE BIT MORE OF SYNTHROID WON’T CAUSE ANY HARM BUT I DO NOT THINK IT IS PRESENTLY NEEDED ACTUALLY.
YOU CAN REPEAT THE TEST AFTER 3 MONTHS AND THEN DECIDE.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there,
i don’t think there is any need to increase synthroid at this moment.
except TSH,other levels are well within normal range.

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