SnappleApple

451d

I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism but I take anticonvulsants. Should i accept the medication they are trying to give me ? Or should i stop taking my other meds ?

Hypothyroidism

Acquired Hypothyroidism

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  • Vance

    449d

    What's your last TSH level if you don't mind asking? Your MD should have prescribed you a Levorhyroxin

  • SnappleApple

    449d

    6.6

  • Vance

    449d

    Have you been taking the anticonvulsant before your hypothyroidism diagnosis? I'm not a doctor but it would be weird if your MD just gave you anticonvulsant (for neuropathy) and overlooked at your TSH levels.... I'm taking 1 tab of 50 mcg qd of Levothyroxin... 50 might is .05 mg...its low but effective... Your TSH is high...it should be within .40 to 4.50. But anyway, TSH test normally comes with T4. T4 is the more important measurement...

  • SnappleApple

    449d

    Yes i was taking them way before i knew about this due to another condition .

  • Vance

    449d

    I got my Levo Rx from an urgent care doctor... I just showed her my high TSH level (hypothyroidism) test...

  • SnappleApple

    449d

    My t4 is 11.3 it says its in range

  • Vance

    449d

    Did you mean 1.13 or 11.3? T4 normal range is .8 to 1.8. If so then that's great.

  • Vance

    449d

    But, personally, I would still ask for a low effective dose of Levo.

  • SnappleApple

    449d

    No mine says 11.3

  • SnappleApple

    449d

    Can i message you ?

  • Vance

    449d

    Absolitely

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