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I am on Levothyroxine 50 mcg daily. In the past few months I

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I am on Levothyroxine 50 mcg daily . In the past few months I have been having night and sometimes day sweats . It has got worst in this hot weather. What should I do?
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When did you last have your thyroid function checked please?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
6 months ago

And what is your age and sex?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
66 female

Thanks. So the first thing I would do is check your thyroid function just in case you no longer require the thyroxine replacement at this dose, as this would certainly cause your symptoms.

A blood test can also look for inflammatory markers.

Any sweats like this should then be investigated, firstly menopause can cause them, even some time after starting.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I was wondering about the menopause night sweats . I did not think they would last this long . I think it has been over 10 years now since it started. How long do the menopause night sweats usually last?

Normally only a few years, but it can go on sometime

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thank you. I will get a test done

That is my pleasure, all the best with this

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Good advice .