Medical Questions > Cancer > Thyroid Cancer Forum

TSH level and Medication

I have been taking Levothyroxine 0.150 MG one dose per day. I just had a TSH test and my level was <0.05 uIV/ML with the range at 0.47 to 5.01 uIV/ML. My Doctor wants me to reduce my dosage as follows: 1 dose on first day 1/5 dose (1/2 tablet) second day alternating every two days. Return for new blood test in six to eight weeks. Reducing my dose seems to be backward to me is this correct?
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied December 15th, 2010
If you have a very low TSH, and you are otherwise feeling well, then it may be reasonable to try and lower your levothyroxine dose a bit.


Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"

A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Thyroid Cancer , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.