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Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery. Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
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I had blood tests five weeks ago. Nurse phoned me and

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Hi, I had blood tests five weeks ago. Nurse phoned me and told me everything was fine. Three weeks later doctor rechecked results and discovered I had an underactive thyroid (TSH of 11). If I had started the 25 mcg Eltroxin three weeks previously would I have started to improve by now?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 6 months ago.
Hi and welcome.Usually elitroxin takes up to 4 to 6 weeks to start working so another 1 week to go for you.Let me know if you have further questions.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Should I notice a significant difference after four to six weeks?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for reply.Yes you can note improvement in symptoms but gradually.Let me know if you have further questions.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 6 months ago.
Please do not forget to leave a positive rating by clicking on stars on top right corner.Wish you good health.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Will 25 mcg be effective or will I need a higher dose?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 6 months ago.
25 mcg is appropriate for you.Please do not forget to leave a positive rating by clicking on stars on top right corner.Wish you good health.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I would like to request another opinion!
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for reply.Usually treatment is started with low dose 25 mcg and then titrated according to the patient response.

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