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Posted by: Concerned | 2004/02/20

Underactive thyroid now Overactive?

I have had an underactive thyroid for about 5 years and have always been on a fairly high dose of Eltroxin (3 mg). My thyroid was checked in November and the test indicated that I needed a higher dose. The doctor was reluctant to up it and suggested I see a Physician. I had the blood test again last week and this test indicates that my thyroid is now 35% overactive. What could possibly cause that?

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Concerned, it sounds like you were just given too much thyroid hormone. The best would be to lower the dosage and have the test repeated in a month’s time. Good luck.

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