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TSH Fluctuations in Hashimotos?

From: paisleykd - 1 year 33 weeks ago

I was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos hypothyroid in the beginning of the year (6-months postpartum). My lab results were: TSG 44.47, Free T4 0.92 and Free T3 2.8

After 6 weeks of 50mcg Levothyroxine, my TSH was 4.61. We increased the dose to 75mcg Levo and 6 weeks later my labs are: TSH 5.88, Free T4 1.43 and Free T3 3.0

However, I'm feeling a lot better. My anxiety has improved, no more heart palpitations.
My question is why would my TSH increase after 6 weeks on a higher dose of Levo? This doesn't make sense in my brain! Is that normal for hashimotos? I assume the next step would be a further increase of the Levo (maybe to 100mcg). I feel like I'm trying to outrun a train wreck (my body destroying my thyroid).

Thanks in advance!

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Is this good advice?

That was supposed to be TSH of 44.47 not TSG. :)

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