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I have been taking 25 mcg Eltroxin weeks, my TSH is 11,

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I have been taking 25 mcg Eltroxin for three weeks, my TSH is 11, should I have noticed an improvement in my symptoms?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 5 months ago.


Not necessarily.

You will not notice an imrpovemment most likely until your TSH is under 3 or 2, or even cone.

This could take six weeks or longer.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
As I have seen no improvement yet does it mean 25 mcg is not strong enough?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 5 months ago.

That is assessed every six weeks.

At six weeks, if no improvement, the dose is increased.

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