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I am 29 yrs old and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 17; I have been on Eltroxin ever since, generally increasing the dosage over the years with the advice of my endo after bi-annual blood tests.  I went for a general medical with my GP and she tested my levels, they were as follows: TSH - 25.91, T4 - 9.6 and thyroid antibodies of 507.  I was on 2.5mg of Eltroxin which she advised to stop completely and take 1 Diotroxin tablet daily (basically 1 third of my Eltroxin dose!!).  After 30 days of taking Diotroxin, feeling depressed and not losing weight on a good eating plan, I called my endo who disagreed with the GP and called for new blood tests.  My results came back today as follows: TSH - 45.95, T3 - 3.4 and T4 - 10.7 - clearly the Diotroxin was not the right choice.  The endo told me to revert back to my normal Eltroxin dosage and re-test in a couple of months!!  My question is why would my TSH levels be 25.91 in the first place when I was on Eltroxin and have been on this dose for nearly a year now?  How can a GP make such a 'bloops'?  Any suggestions?  Next year I am planning on falling pregnant - will the above cause a problem?
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