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Dear Dr, I hope we can continue with our Q&A time. I was

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Dear Dr Thomas, I hope we can continue with our Q&A for a time. I was just wondering: Given my TSH is currently 0.73, presumably it was also 0.73 three weeks ago when I took the two doses of 125 mcg levothyroxine. So, I’m also presuming 125 mcg was not an excessive dose under the circumstances; and so that there was no danger of my TSH plummeting to 0.20, or lower, from the doses, which would have spelled hyperthyroidism. is there any danger my heart might have been hurt?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.

Not an excessive dose.

No, TSH changes very slowly, 6 to 8 weeks, and it does not plummet.

No danger

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** a relief; so presumably my heart would not have been seriously affected by the increased dose...

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.

correct.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

One more point, Dr Thomas...I read online that too much thyroxine can cause atrial fibrillation, possibly leading to stroke especially in the over 60s...I am 60..of course 125 mcg may not be too much in my case, with TSH of O.73. it was 3 weeks ago now...I am hoping any danger would have passed...would it have done?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.

Yes.

Actually I think you need to get help with the anxiety about all of this.

You don't even have a fib.

In addition, TSH often goes under .1 before there are noticeable problems.

So, Find me on a new post for any new questions. You did it correctly but you set up your question for a single , simple answer.

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We can address protection of your heart, and your anxiety. I just sent a premium services offer at a correct price to do that.

Check that out and click accept if you like.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** you've helped so very much, I really appreciate it, because until recently, I knew so little about this condition. I may get back to you in a short while about the issues mentioned, protection of the heart, helping to improve the thyroid, reduction of anxiety. I'd be interested in finding out about this. Thank you again.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.

You are welcome anytime.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

I will, Dr Thomas, and again, thank you for everything, your help has been beyond what I can express.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.

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