Lybrate-user, yes your weight I low, in hypothyroidism one of the major symptoms is weight gain. It is surprising that you have not gained any weight. One way to increase weight is to have good healthy food, may be you can increase the quantity of carbs and fats. Your ideal body weight should be 60 kgs, so you may take 60 x 30 cal= 1800 cals per day. Plus do moderated exercise, that probably will help in increasing weight. Sometimes genetic make up also does count. As regards taking 75 mcg of thyroxine you are actually taking taking that dose with two different tablets. On treatment tsh should be between 3 to 4 mu/l, that will help in conrolling all the symptoms. Thanks.
Mr Kapil, Thanks for the query.
Dosage of levothyroxine depends on persons body weight, TSH & T4 levels. Since there is no mention about TSH and T4 levels, it is difficult to give any opinion. Hypothyroidism is thyroxine hormone deficiency disorder. This hormone is required every day in the body for almost every single metabolic function, hence needs to be supplemented daily for lifetime. Thanks
Mr. lybrate-user, WHen on treatment for hypothyroidism, for getting complete relief from all he symptoms TSH should be maintained around 3 to 4 mU/L. Therefore, q value of 9.6 m U /L is very high. There is need to increase the dose of thyroxine. Thanks.
Get to know the correct tests to do as well as the treatment protocols.
That is the reason world wide hypothyroid patients are on life long medications with the the autoimmune component not addressed correctly
One has to do the right tests
1) 7 of them and not the only TSH. FreeT4 and Free T3
Which is the common tests done by even endocrinologists all over the world.
The remaining 4 tests need to be done and 2) what patients are prescribed is the synthetic. T4 Thyroxine known by brands like
Thyronorm./ Synthroid /Eltroxin are not the correct drugs
Because T4 is not the active hormone which is what most of the drs prescribe T3 is the active hormone.
T4 has to get converted to T3 in the presence of a healthy liver and adequate levels of nutrients like, Iodine,Zinc, B12 etc
if your body lacks any of these nutrients and if you have a unhealthy liver your body is not able to convert T4 to T3 and you will be on life long medication
3) The lesson everybody should learn is to not blindly believe the drs. You get educated and empower yourself
Do your homework properly and you have to take personal responsibility for your own health.
So please Get the Right tests and get the Right Advice Stopping wheat is the best decision
there are several other things to stop also if you want a healthy thyroid and healthy body.
So Get educated and not medicated.
Make your thyroid work for you and not against you.
Since the TSH is high it needs proper correction. Please check if you are taking the medicines regularly. It is also important for you to adapt a healthy lifestyle which can help the body to adjust naturally and thereby help in controlling the fluctuations. You can discuss with your doctor and go for regular health check ups. You can also add Homeopathy which is safe and does not interfere with the current treatment. It will enhance the natural healing mechanism (to recovery faster ). You can contact me for a detailed consultation.