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  • Hey Marsha! Is everything okay?
  • I've felt so fatigued lately. I've been working out and eating right but I continue to gain weight!
  • It might help to see a doctor, they will be able to help.
  • I guess it couldn't hurt! Thanks Katie!
  • So Marsha, after reviewing your tests, it seems you have hypothyroidism. 
  • This can be treated with a thyroid replacement drug, called Levothyroxine.
  • How does it work?
  • This drug replaces what your "malfunctioning" thyroid gland can't produce, bringing your hormone levels back to normal.
  • Levothyroxine, is used mainly because it is chemically pure and predictable.
  • Well, will it mess with my body in other ways?
  • Yes, almost every drug causes SOME side effects, levothyroxine only has a few mild ones like...
  • So Marsha, after reviewing your tests, it seems you have hypothyroidism. 
  • Heart palpitations, tachycardia, anxiety, insomnia, menstural irregularrities, weight loss, and heat intolerance.
  • This can be treated with a thyroid replacement drug, called Levothyroxine.
  • Make sure to take the medication as prescribed, and ALWAYS call me if you have any questions!
  • Thanks so much doc! Anything else I need to know?
  • So Marsha, after reviewing your tests, it seems you have hypothyroidism. 
  • If you're heartbeat seems to be different, and it's uncomfortable, give me a call or go to the emergency room because it may cause life-threatening dysrhythmias.
  • This can be treated with a thyroid replacement drug, called Levothyroxine.
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