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Synthroid dosage question
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Synthroid dosage question

I was wondering what the highest dose of Synthroid an Endo will give you before he decides your thyroid isn't working anymore? Is it better to keep a dead thyroid or have a TT? If your levels are not going down while on 160 mcg of Synthroid, what would the next dosage amount be? Thank you for answering my questions, I know I'm being a pain everyone, but this is taking over my life as much as I try to not let it. I'm just sooooo tired of not being able to live even a half way normal life. Again, Thank you.
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There is no maximum dose - if there are high dose requirements (I have had patients on as much as 800mcg per day) then we need to evaluate for absorption problems or interfering medications.  thyroid surgery does not usually help this problem.
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