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Hi, I hope someone can give me some guidance.
I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (tsh 3rd generation =m 7.69) but my symptoms seem like hyperthyroid. My muscle mass is disappearing, I can't keep weight on, my hair constantly falls out, heart palpitations and total lack of energy most of the time. I've been taking 50mcg levothyroxin for more than 2 years and don't feel any better but my tsh levels are in the normal range now.
I've told this to my doctor and she says eat protein and exercise. I've eaten a lot of protein all my life and exercise more than most with no change in body muscle or weight.
So I decided to double up on the levothyroxin and see what would happen. It was amazing, I started putting on weight and felt energetic, better than I had felt in ages. I told my doctor this and she told me I could damage my heart and to stop doubling the dose. I then ask another doctor and he told me the same thing. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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