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Sunday, May 19, 2013
I`m 17 years old and my weight is 45. My height is 5`4". I am a patient with abnormal thyroxine hormone. Since last Novemver I am taking 75 levothyroxine sodiams daily. Though at first after taking medicine my thyroxine level was normal but now in spite of continuing my medicines, I`m suffering my previous female diseases(irregular periods). Now what can I do?
A lot of different problems can cause irregular periods. You need a blood test called a "TSH" or "Thyroid Stimulating Hormone" level. If that is normal then you and your doctor should look for a different reason for your irregular periods. If your TSH is abnormal then your thyroid hormone dose needs to be adjusted. Note: I am assuming that your weight of 45 pounds is a typographical error.
Thomas A Murphy, MD, FACP, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University