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I'm 32 years old feamale.I had hypothyroidism Hashimoto

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Hi I'm 32 years old feamale.I had hypothyroidism Hashimoto autoimmune disease for 17 years. I was on synthroid,for the past year I was taking 100mg to 120mg. I'm now 8 months postpartum,not feeling well. Blood work shows my tsh now is 0.03,thyroxine Ft4 is 1.1,triopothyronine is 0.93,tsh receptor ab trab is 4.22. I also had uptake scan demonstrating homogeneous symmetric radiotracer activity in both lobes.The 24 hour I-123 uptake is 36.3%. What treatment is best for me now? How can I stop Graves' disease from progresing any father?does this mean I'll have Graves diseas for the rest off my life?
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Are you on synthroid?

What dose>

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I stoped 2 weeks ago

And why do you think you have graves disease?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Endocrinologist that I saw sended me the results saying that the antibodies are high and tsh low it indicates Graves' disease

It can also indicate too high a dose of synthroid.

What treatment did he recommend?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Haven't seen him yet
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
He reduced the synthroid does 2 month ago to 50mg
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
0.05mg

It is not likely you have graves or he would have recommended a specific treatment.

Methimazole is the medication.

The other alternative is radioactive iodine ablation.

You need to clarify what the plan is with this doctor.

Right now, you could repeat a TSH in 6 weeks.

If it is back in the normal range, it is not likely you need treatment for graves.

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