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The TSH level should be kept below 2.5 for adequate thyroid functioning.
That means your synthroid dose should be increased till the level drops below 2.5
Viral infection can throw the thyroid off balance.
This should be temporary.
Usually thyroid problem tends to be life long.
But in some cases, you may not need thyroid medication after several months.
THis will be decided by the periodic blood tests conducted by your doctor.
The goal is to keep you active and minimize the symptoms.
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Many thanks for the 'second opinion' which I found very helpful. I can use this as a basis to monitor my progress over the next few months.
I am wondering if I should be on a different medication as I have hot flashes, dry mouth, dizzynes, puffy eyes and general malaise. Will these side effects diminish as my body grows used to it?