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what happens if you dont take synthroid

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Hypothyroid: Hi. If you're hypothyroid and don't take your l-thyroxine, you'll be untreated hypothyroid...but somehow, I betcha knew that!

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Double synthyroid: Prob no worries but would check with your Dr. in AM who knows you the best.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly,..: Everyone metabolizes medications differently, and in your case, your symptoms are what they are, so it is possible the meds are waxing in the AM. Try ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
37 years experience Pediatrics
Can overdose: If the synthroid (thyroxine) is not prescribed for the child, the child can have an overdose which can be dangerous. Synthroid (thyroxine) (thyroid me ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not Much At Reg Dose: If you are talking about regularly prescribed doses, not much will happen. You might notice some improvement in alertness or concentration, even if th ... Read More
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Significant probelms: Depending on whether you are taking medications for overactive thryoid or underactive thyroid, not taking the medication can have significant effects. ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Side effects: The decision to discontinue an antidepressant should be made in consultation with your physician taking into account how your life is going and especi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Not: Good, and not indicated in package insert. It could cause havoc with your blood pressure among other things.!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Nothing: It takes time for Synthroid (thyroxine) to build up in your body. If you stop Synthroid (thyroxine) and start again, you might feel hypothyroid for t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Diuretic: This medicine works through your kidneys to increase removal of salt and water from your blood stream. This will likely result in some increased urin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Upset stomach: Why take it anyway? It won't do you any good.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Nawaz
34 years experience Psychiatry
Duration: If you have unipolar depression after taking 3 to 4 weeks your sleep will get better no crying your energy should improve . Social interaction should ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Hypothyroidism: You would have sx of hypothyroidism- fatigue, memory loss, irritable, depression, hair loss, wt gain etc..., .
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine that decreases pruritus (itch) and may cause drowsiness.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Depression improves?: Ideally, taking antidepressant medication improves the depression or other symptoms that led your doctor to prescribe it. It usually takes a few wee ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Valtrex: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, By the book it should not be crushed since it's effectiveness is altered. I would suggest trying it without crushing. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ramipril overdose.: Symptoms associated with overdosage of ramipril may include excessive peripheral vasodilatation (with marked hypotension, shock), bradycardia, electro ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
get hypothyroid: Assuming you really needed the levothyroxine, if you stop, you will get hypothyroid. Fatigued, cold, constipated, tired, etc. If you miss a day or t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hydrochlorothiazide: Is a diuretic, taking it will increase sodium excretion and urine volume. This results in increased urine output, decreased blood pressure and can als ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Increased GI risk: If you stay within appropriate dosage parameters, the only real risk is GI issues.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
There is no: Interaction.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Hypothyroidism: If you are taking levothyroxine because of hypothyroidism you will develop fatigue, constipation and weight gain over time and perhaps other symptoms.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Thyroid: If stop your medication, u might end up with myxedema (low thyroid functions) with multiple symptoms such as dry skin, weight gain, mood changes, cram ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dosage?: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert ... Read More

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