Tag Archives: Thyroxine

FAQ: How does Carbatrol effect TSH levels?

Question: I have hypothyroidism and I am taking synthetic hormones for that.  But, I am also taking Carbatrol.  During my last visit my doctor said that my TSH levels were higher than they should be.  I told him that I was taking other medications and informed him that Carbatrol was one of the medications I … Continue reading

FAQ: Should I be taking thyroid hormones if my TSH levels are normal?

Question: Do you think that it is safe to be taking thyroid hormones if my TSH levels are in the normal range? Answer: Are you referring to doctor prescribed thyroid hormones, such as Thyroxine?  If so, what was your doctor’s answer?  Since you didn’t supply some needed information in your question, such whether or not … Continue reading

FAQ: How long does it take to get TSH levels back to normal?

Question: If I am on medication for my thyroid, how long do you think it will take to get my TSH levels back to normal? Answer: Since you didn’t offer much information, such as whether your TSH levels are high or low, I can only speculate on the answer.  Also, having no idea on what … Continue reading

FAQ: What dosage of Thyroxine should I take if my TSH Levels are low?

Question: I recently had my blood work done and received my results.  My TSH levels came back pretty low at 0.13 mU/l.  My doctor has me on some medication called Thyroxine which is supposed to replace the hormones that I am deficient in.  Personally, based on some of the research I have done on various … Continue reading