Your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) goes up and the dosage of thyroid medication goes... UP? Your TSH goes down, and dosage goes...down? You have "too much" or "too little thyroid," or "high thyroid" or "low thyroid." Overactive thyroid means less medicine? Underactive thyroid means more medicine? If you're confused, you're not alone. One of the most common questions I get on a regular basis here and at Facebook is "Please explain to me again why my doctor is lowering my medicine, even though my TSH is too low." Or "My thyroid TSH is too high, so how come they're giving me even more thyroid hormone?" Get off the TSH level-dosage seesaw, and find out the facts about the connection between TSH levels and increases and decreases in your thyroid hormone dosage.
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- Does Your Doctor Know About the New TSH Lab Standards?
- Endocrinologists Recommend New TSH Normal Range
- What is a Normal TSH?