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If he doesn't give you an answer you appreciate find a new doc. Personally I wouldn't wait. If I was at an 8 forget it!
Any doc worth their salt knows generic has a bad name! Why? Pharmacies don't always buy from the same place and meds can be differing amongst mfrs.
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Amy, if the doctor is not willing to explain why then you may need to seek another doctor. Having someone who listens and talks to you is very important with your thyroid treatment.
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Hmm. Frankly if you have a question about your care, if you don't understand why your caregivers are proposing a certain course of treatment, then you need to ask them, for their rationale... "hear it from the horse's mouth" so to speak.
They are the only ones that have that answer... we can only speculate... guess... we might be wrong.
My guess is that because your numbers have been so whacky and you've been all over the board with them, that sometimes your numbers aren't responding to higher doses of levo-thyroxine or even going in the opposite direction.... your doctor wants to just keep you where you are for now, and see if the numbers change... go either up or down.... on their own.
My guess is that he's looking to see if there's some other process going on with your thyroid.... wants to give the thyroid a chance to "catch up" to the doses and whatever other things are going on with your adrenals, gut, liver, heart as a result.
But this is what I think, its not his answer.
Why not call and ask him?
You'll feel a lot better and you'll have a "real" answer.
Instead of our speculation.
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I am 138 lbs. I was started on 75 mcg of Levothyroxine. After awhile on that, and having had my TSH drop from 104.4 to about 43, my internist raised my Levothyroxine to 100 mcg.
At my last blood draw, my TSH was at 8, and all of my other numbers were "normal" (though in the lower ranges of normal). He wanted to wait 6 weeks to see if my numbers would improve, so we're waiting awhile until in January.
Is it normal to wait to see if the Levo will work better and continue to improve the numbers, or do you think I should just advocate an increase? I don't see why he's waiting on this. He's also willing to switch me to name brand if this generic isn't doing the job.
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