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Justification to prescribe Timazol or Carbimazole pill when TSH is high

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Hi, are there any justifications to prescribe Timazol or Carbimazole pills (treatment for HYPERThyroidism) when:

- TSH level is high (between 4.2 to 8.9 in last 18 months, 7.5 today) (indicating HYPOthyroidism)
- FT4 level is normal (1.3)

I am worried a friend (44 years old, 80 Kg, getting fat) was given the wrong treatment in last 18 months.

Thanks

Best regards

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Fellowships/Training: 
1. 10th Asia-Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society  Fellows meeting, Seoul, Korea, Oct 2008
2. Eighth ICMR Course on Genetics and Genetic Counseling – Jul 2008 – SGPGI, Lucknow
3. Annual Certificate Course on Endocrinological Laboratory Techniques at National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR) Hyderabad,India, ( Aug-Sep 2006) 
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diplomate of National Board, National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2008, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad
Senior Residency: Diplomate of National Board (General Medicine), National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2002
Residency: MD, General Medicine, 1997-2000, Armed Forces Medical College, 2nd position in University
Medical School: MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, 1992
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