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I have under active thyroid take 100mg of levothyroxine

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I have under active thyroid take 100mg of levothyroxine there must be something that I can take to get rid of this weight I have. Diet pills ??? im all for it
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 9 months ago.

Hello

No

There is no reason you would be at any more risk from your past history;

None at all.

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 9 months ago.

Please ignore that first answer.

What is your TSH value

Most recent?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
TSH 8.96 T40.52
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 9 months ago.

OK

There is your problem.

Your tSH is still way in the hypothyroid range.

You are not going to lose weight until your TSH is in the .8 to 1 range.

You need an increase in your thyroid med, a tsh in 6 weeks, then additional increases until you are in the optimal range.

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