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I have hypothyroidism, is 20 a high for my tsh levels? im always tired, i have horrible hot flashes and night sweats, i cant get pregnant.

Answered on September 30, 2014
Created September 25, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Am i experiencing early menopaus due to my thyroid... and how come my levels go up the more my doctor increases Mu thyroxine dosage?

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on September 30, 2014
at 12:30 PM

You're taking thyroxine, which is T4. The body converts T4 to T3, the active thyroid hormone. This conversion can be compromised by a number of things.

I would ask the doctor if you can be put on something like desiccated thyroid or a T4/T3 combo.

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on September 25, 2014
at 10:21 AM

Did your doctor check your thyroid antibodies?  You might have Hashimoto's which requires a different strategy than just supplementing, such as doing an autoimmune version of the paleo diet.

 

When you say your TSH is 20, is that in uIU/mL?  The normal range is something like 0.4-4.5 uIU/mL!

 

 

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