I'm 68 - been on .75mg for 5 years-
took basic panel yesterday - results:
TSH 5.63 high
free T4 1.10
free T3 2.9
question? would 1 to 2 drops of thyodine daily
tend to raise or lower the tsh reading? Or would it be advisable to go to 100mg?
First thing you have to do is find out if your thyroid woks anymore. These numbers reflect you on synthroid, not you. Whatever is off is because your synthroid needs to be adjusted. But what happens to many if not most people who go on synthroid for any length of time is their thyroid basically dies and can't product hormones itself anymore. Now, for those whose thyroid was already not functioning at all, this doesn't matter, but if you still had function and were put on synthroid because it was off, it may have produced the result that you can no longer go without it. That's what you need to find out before fooling with iodine in the hope of not taking synthroid: does your thyroid still work at all.
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