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for most people, 20% of their T4 in their body is converted into T3 thyroid hormone
you should get your TSH, T3 and T4 levels checked to see if your levothyroxine dose is correct.
I take levothyroxine myself.
what dose are you taking?
what is your TSH and T4 and T3 levels recently?
if you are depressed, you might need medications to treat depression. are you willing to take anti-depression medication?
Hi. You're obviously still hypothyroid despite the levothyroxine dosage you're taking. Most likely your TSH level is not at the optimal value of less than 2.0
Your doctor needs either to increase your levothyroxine dosage or switch you to Armour thyroid as a supplement and at this point if you haven't seen an endocrinologist you should.
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I would not change your levothyroxine dose until you have had blood testing to check your TSH, T3 and T4 levels.
low thyroid hormone levels would not itself explain depression as well. you might also need to talk to your doctor about medications to help treat depression.
have you been on depression medications before?
Hi. I disagree--low thyroid can cause depression and with your weight gain I feel certain you are still hypothyroid.
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if you are depressed, you might need medications to treat depression.