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extreme weight loss and has lost her apetite to eat.

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My mother is 58 years old weighs 80lbs and is currently taking Levothyroxine.. She has had extreme weight loss and has lost her apetite to eat.. What can I do to make her start eating again?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Do you know her TSH level?


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No i dont.. It has been several months since shes been seen and she refuses medical treatment because she thinks she was misdiagnosed..
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
What is here dose of synthroid
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
shes taking levothyroxine and her does is 25mg
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
I think you mean micro grams
25 mg would be an over dose

You need to see here TSH she needs help and she might be correct she might not need the thyroid medication

Conversely she is very hypothyroid and this causes a very clever mental behavior that is also irrational and sometimes the hypothyroid person needs to be hospitalized to kick start the thyroid replacement.

You will need to get all pertinent family members involved, they to get ensure and other supplement foods into her, but try to get her an evaluation.

If she gets to the point that she is a danger to herself then you should have her doctor take action on that basis.
good luck

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