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I had blood tests five weeks ago. Nurse phoned me and told

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Hi, I had blood tests five weeks ago. Nurse phoned me and told me everything was fine. Three weeks later doctor rechecked results and discovered I had an underactive thyroid (TSH of 11). If I had started the 25 mcg Eltroxin three weeks previously would I have started to improve by now?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome.

Usually elitroxin takes up to 4 to 6 weeks to start working so another 1 week to go for you.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I notice a significant difference after four to six weeks?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for reply.

Yes you can note improvement in symptoms but gradually.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

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Wish you good health.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will 25 mcg be effective or will I need a higher dose?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

25 mcg is appropriate for you.

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Wish you good health.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would like to request another opinion!
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for reply.

Usually treatment is started with low dose 25 mcg and then titrated according to the patient response.