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Old 11-13-2018, 14:09   #1
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Back in June my TSH was at two and I was taking metforeman and now I have been off MetForman since about then and now my TSH has gone up to 9.4 and Iím wondering if the MetForman was keeping it down and also I was doing between Keto and low-carb and Iím wondering if the keto and low-carb couldíve been keeping my TSH down and now that I have gone off low-carb and Keto and Met Forman if that could of raised it up again? Also I have been taking Sertraline since June and now I am off of sertraline and on Luvox so not sure if the Luvox and search online couldíve raised it. If I go back on MetForman will my TSH go back down to a lower number?

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I will admit to being no expert on Metformin or TSH levels and, of course, we cannot dispense medical advice here. But a quick Web search turned up this:

- A small study that correlated metformin usage with depressed TSH levels.

- Another Web site discussing thyroid and diabetes and Metformin use.

- A British study examining the effect of Metformin and when diabetes and thyroid issues were diagnosed.

There are more; some duplicates or reports of the same study, but you've got an idea. Use your favorite Web search tool to search for Metformin and tsh level and you'll find what I found.

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You should check on all your meds' effect on tsh levels or the possibility that it could be something else. Some anti depressants have opposite effects on tsh and T4 levels as shown here.

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so it sounds like I could either get back on metformin to lower tsh or take higher dose of levothyroxine...oh joy lol

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