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DrRussMd, Board Certified Physician
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I am a 66-year-old female. Diagnosed with Graves in 1995.

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I am a 66-year-old female. Diagnosed with Graves in 1995. PTU, then radioactive iodine. Developed TED. Have been on Synthroid since then. For past 9 months TSH checked every 3 months shows hyperthyroidism (TSH readings 0.10, then 0.03, and currently 0.01), despite Synthroid dose being gradually lowered each time. I am meticulous in taking the exact dose my doctor prescribes. Just a couple-pound weight loss, slight eye bulging, slight shakiness, but out of breath and very tired lately. My doctor is stumped, wants to refer me to endo. Please tell me what could be causing this? Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


You simply might not need as high a dose.

That is most likely.

A pituitary problem [non secretion of TSH] should cause this as well.

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