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Hypothyroidism

I suffer from hypothyroid.  My GP had prescribed thyronorm tablet 50 mcg four times a week. Then he reduced it to thrice a week, as I am losing weight. I am awfully underweight. How to gain weight? Once I heard one endocrinologist saying that it is not good to prescribe thyroxine tablets as it leads to osteoporosis. Cannot understand.
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please mention your thyroid lab results especially free t4, free t3 and tsh. if you not know please do a fresh test

yes its true increased thyroxine levels can lead to osteoporosis. so its vital you not overdose thyroxine it.

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Thanks. My T3 is 60-Euthyroid ,is 55-185 ng/dl
T4 is 5.16 -Euthyroid:4.00-11.75 ug/dl
TSH- 2.73- - Euthyroid -0.25-5.5 ulu/mL

Am I losing weight due to thyroxine tablets?
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your thyroid test suggest you to raise the thyroxine dose like from current 4 times a week to 5 or 6 times. its because your T4 level is still less than middle range in the reference range. concerning t3 levels its close to low so that is the reason why you feeling bad. losing weight might be due to some other reason.
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anyway consult your doctor and tell him about it particularly losing weight and low thyroid lab values.

also its worth to test the free t4 and free t3 as it will give more accurate value how your thyroid is functioning.
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