What should be a normal dosage of levothyroxine per day?

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I am 44 years of age, I had been gone under surgery of thyroid in 1997. Till 2011 I haven't checked for TSH and T4. When I checked TSH and T4 in 2011. TSH was 64 ui/ml and t4 was normal. then I started levothyroxine from 25mg to 100mg gradually. when I was taking 100mg I had many problems like, headaches, heart beating etc. then my doctor reduced it to 50 mg but still my tsh is not normal it is now 32ui/ml.

Can some one help me what should I do

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    Whatever you need is the right dose, NEVER let your doctor reduce your meds based on blood results, they do not tell anyone what is working at cell level!!
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    Thanks for the advice GlynisRose. I am about to write to my doctor to ask to increase my dose as my hair is dry to the point of being stiff!

    I have had yellow motions since reducing and feel tired most of the day. Pay hands and feet hurt and I'm

    Sure it is due to the reduction.

    I am 60 and on 100 mg a day.

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    Well your tsh looks too high!!! I've just had mine increased been on 50 mcgs for 4 years Now on 100mcgs I knew I was undermedicated!!! I seen an endo hence the increase! Thyroid care my most GPS is a joke they do not know hiw to treat thus correctly, there are thousands of us left to suffer costing the nhs money because they do not understand thyroid problems at all!! Hope you feel well soon x
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    After this I started 100mg per day, I started feeling good and felt happy. But 15 days after my BP level gone up and feel dizziness. Can some one help me please..?
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