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I have underactive thyroid taking 75mg thyroxine last results

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I have underactive thyroid taking 75mg thyroxine last results TSH 3 but have started to experience same symptons need to get TFT results checked so can rule out thyroid and look at menopause as i am 46 (jan) doctoer says lab won't test TFT because tsh 3 will it benefit me to get it done privately
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Yes, I think it would help

I would get a T4 and T3 level.

Sometimes the T4 is normal and T3 is low and the levothyroxine only gives T3.

You occasionally need to supplement the T3 as well.

I would pursue it



I hope this helps.

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