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My wife is suffering from hyperthyroidism since last 2 year. Although she is taking Eltroxin 50 mg daily in night but since last 1 month her TSH level is 6.05.and she has having thyroid related problems. Please advise treatment.

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Mr. lybrate-user , Thanks for the query. When on treatment it is essential that TSH is maintained < 3 mU/L, to be free from all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Since her TSH is 6.05 mU/L, the symptoms are bound to come back. Therefore, it is necessary to to increase the dose of Levothyroxine initially by 12.5 mcg per day, then check TSH after 6 weeks, if the desired level is attained, then continue the same dose. If not then it may have to be increased further by similar quantity. If you have any doubts please do come back. Thanks.
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