Patients with both central and primary hypothyroidism also needed to be treated by aiming for a free T4 and free T3 in the upper-normal range.
I was diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism in February 2003. An endocrinologist performed an examination of my thyroid gland and I was found to have a goiter. My blood values showed a TSH of 8 mU/mL and strongly positive anti-TPO antibodies. I have a strong family history of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but I was lucky to be fairly asymptomatic prior to treatment. I am now on 150 mg a day of Levoxyl, have a TSH of 1.9 mU/mL and feel great. I have lost a few pounds on T4 therapy and my cholesterol profile has improved.
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