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how long before thyroid medicine starts working

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
1 week...: To see noticeable effect; 6 weeks to get full benefit of that new dose.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Wks: It should be evident in 4-6wks. Assume you are taking med for hyperthyroidism.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
19 years experience General Practice
Depends: on the medication, and the reason it was prescribed. Meds like levothyroxine (for hypothyroid) are usually tested 1 month after starting, or changing ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It's best to be: Taken on an empty stomach, to insure consistent absorption. However, if you take it under the same conditions each day, and then check the levels, you ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid Medicine: Do not stop thyroid medication unless under the direction of a physician. Except rarely it is to be taken life long. We give thyroid medication usua ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Low thyroid surgery: F of unknown age or medical Hx asks: How long can an individual who's had a total thyroidectomy go without any thyroid medicine before having organ fa ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
60 years experience Psychiatry
Too soon: To soon to know. Give the D3 some time, Also consult your doc about increasing the sertraline
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Question?: The question is unclear. Do you mean that thyroid pill helped or triggered your angioedema and hives? If you take thyroid replacement, the thyroid wo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Try another med: Some patients just don't respond well to basic thyroid replacement (like levothyroxine). Consider using an alternative like Armour Thyroid or tirosin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Thyroid medicine: Your doctor is likely trying to titrate your medicine up and down to get the proper thyroid level. It takes a while (ie 3 months) before you can tell ... Read More

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