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Hi and thanks for the query.
Are you using thyroxine as hormone replacement therapy, if yes, what dosage?
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After a Subtotal thyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy - thyroid replacement therapy is sometimes warranted. If your doctor did not start you on thyroid replacement therapy that could be a reason for elevated TSH. I would suggest that you opt for thyroid replacement therapy.
Levothyroxine - the medication used to replace thryoid hormone is essentially the hormone itself and carries no side effects when used appropriately to replace the deficient hormone. So, starting on it will only help with the replacement and to alleviate the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Rash, itching, urticaria, GI upsets are the only side effects reported but its benefits far outweighs these negligible side effects.
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