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H I have read with interest several posts regarding over medication of levothyroxine. I have been hyprothyroid since my mid 40's, I am now 67.I have been on 125mg of levothyroxine for many years with a yearly blood test tsh of around 2.6 to 2.8. I know that many think that the ideal level is around 1 or less. Here is my dilemma I started being prescribed Vit D3 following a wrist fracture when I was found to have osteopenia. This was in 2012 my blood test results in 2013 were 1.something and this year (May) .93. I asked my gp if this was becuase of the vit D3 as I had read hypothyroids are deficient in this vitamin. She said no it just varies over time. Now I was the same for years it is only the last 2 years that the blood tests have come down. During this time I have had a lot of anxiety (always a worrier) now seeing a councillor. I have had a worsening of knee arthritis had spine and neck arthritis diagnosed. In addition I suffer from IB S reflux hypertension, and blepharitis. I have had 2 cataract ops as well. Sorry for the long winded story but my question is do you think I am now on too much thyroxine. My gp says they only do a full function test if the TSH is out of range. I have often had coughing fits and alway thought my tongue was a big bigger than most. I now have a bad cold and as always with colds get this choking cough. I think I might have LPR as well as I have trouble with throat mucus. I am just not sure whether to ask gp for a referral to an
endocrinologist although I hear they are not much good either. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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