Weight loss and palpitate
I was hypothyroid for almost 30 years and the recent report showed me lower on TSH. I am experiencing severe weight loss and rapid heart beat in first half of day. I was taking 50 mg from mon to sat and 100 mg on Sunday. My doctor reduced the dose of my thyroid medication "Eltroxin". Now I take 50 mg on all days. It is now one month but my problems continue. I would like to know if my doctor could have further reduced the dose ? She reduced the dose very little because she said that the dose has to be reduced only little by little. My TSH as on May 2016 was 0.12 mcIU/mL. I feel my doctor is being too cautious. Please let me know if she is giving me right treatment or I should consult another doctor?
Doctor Answers (1) on Weight loss and palpitate
Patients with hypothyroidism may sometimes go on to develop hyperthyroidism later in the course of the disease. Since you were apparently well controlled with a particular dose of eltroxin all these years, it is a possibility in your case. You can see an Endocrinologist who can see all your reports and guide you properly.
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