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I've been hypo 10 yrs (hachimoto's) on 5/31, my TSH was

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i've been hypo for over 10 yrs (hachimoto's)
on 5/31, my TSH was 5.77. I had been taking Levothyroxine .125.
i switched to .137.
i was off the wall anxious and my eye started to droop. (cat scan normal)
on july 10, my tsh was .82, "normal" but still anxious and eye droopy still, maybe worse.
yesterday my TSH was .25.
what dose now?? there's no dose between .125 and .137.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Thyroid orbitopathy has nothing to do with your actual thyroid function, TSH, T3 or T4 levels. It is not correlated with your dose of thyroid medication.
It is an autoimmune issue related to how your body attacks your eye muscles and orbital tissues.
I suggest you consult with an ophthalmologist to see what is causing your eyelid issue.
Do not change your thyroid medication except on your doctors advice based on lab results and his findings.
Does this make sense to you?
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