Skip to content
Thyroid Levels
avatar
nierman4226 posted:
I had my thyroid removed in 2011. I just had my levels checked yesterday and they are very low. Instead of raising my Levoxyl my doctor wants to lower it from .137mcg to .112mcg. I cannot understand why, if my values are low, she wants to decrease the medication level? Can anyone expain this to me?l
Reply
 
avatar
DOGDANCING_TCOS responded:
Th lower the actual number the HYPER you are. SO if you lab says you are less than 1 you are getting too much medication.

If you numbers are higher like 7 or 34 etc then you are HYPO and need more medication.

Do you have a copy of the labs? Also make sure they are adjusting off the FT4 and not the TSH number.


Spotlight: Member Stories

Had a RAI [Oct. 09]. Chose to have RAI since blood work showed hyper, even though most of my life I was hypo. My scores have been mostly in the normal...More

Helpful Tips

everyone with a thyroid problem should try them!
many do not believe in the supplements but I know do.I was diagnosed 2 years ago and for 1 whole year I felt horrible, extream fatigue, ... More
Was this Helpful?
2 of 2 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.