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In October my TSH was 0.09 (normal range 0.35-4.94).  GP didn't  recommend any change of dose of thyroxine inspite of low reading.  Have just had blood test again because of symptoms I am having and  the TSH was 22.0 (normal range 9.00 a 19.00) so my GP has reduced my dose from 100mcg to 75mcg as apparently I was being over medicated.  

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    Hi,

    You are on a high dose....I have been on 50 mcg for many years. I used to have a mild under active thyroid which develop into hypothyroidism. You need to look at your diet, lifestyle...I am on a low carb Paleo diet, sugar free as I also have diabetes, low fat, I am very active, do yoga and pilates, swim, meditate....stress is a a major problem for autoimmune diseases. Keep your weight down.....

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      You have diabetes and take low dose levo. People who take higher doses and keep tsh low have much less chance of diabetes.
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    Carole,

    thaTSH quoted in the first line of your post makes sense. The high TSH quoted later, if it is really the correct number, indicates the need for a higher dose, not less.  So I’m afraid this is confusing. Are the second set of readings on a different scale?

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    Your results don’t really make sense. If your tsh was really 22.0, then you would need a higher dosage to bring it down to as close to 2.0. If your tsh is near to 0.0 then your doctor would reduce your dosage 
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    Guess you meant T4. Good luck on your lower dosage...thats a big drop in dosage. Have your. FT3 FT4 done as well. Get your labs done as soon and often as possible.
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      Yeah via breaking or splitting pills or adding a low dose to mix. Doctors get very concerned when they see suppressed tshs even with normal.TFTS. One good thing about suppressed TSH is you have a LOT lower chance of getting thyroid cancer than ppl w higher TSHs. Thyroid CA is exploding allover the world. I know the downsides of suppressed tsh. But

      ppl in IVF with suppressed tsh and normal TFTS are the ones most likely to.get pregnant.

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