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Thyroid cancer

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TSH levels

Cclrose
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Hi Everyone 

I recently had my first bloods post TT. 

My TSH level was 36.9, so my consultant has increased my Levothyroxine to 150mgs and re check in six weeks. 

Just wondered if anyone else had experienced this and how long it took to get the medication dose right 

Runner25
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Everyone is different in how long it take to get the right dose. I had a TT last April and it took about 10 months to settle down. I thought it was fine but then in February felt exhausted and my medication was changed again. It usually takes at least 2 weeks for you to notice a change.  When did you have your TT as there will still be natural thyroxine left in your body for a while. 

Take care of yourself x

Had a few problems with my thyroxine levels in January and February in 2020. I felt exhausted and resting heart rate was down to 44. Contacted my consultant, arranged bloods and my T4 was too low. Medication was changed and felt good since then.
Cclrose
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Thank you, I had my TT six weeks ago and this was my first blood test