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what happens if you suddenly stop taking levothyroxine

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.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing if: Nothing will happen if after stopping your thyroid tests for tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 are normal, and needs to be checked.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Why are you on the med? It will depend on metabolism and need, whether it would be a clinical finding or a lab finding.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Discuss taking supplements including stimulants with your physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
You will: Not feel well and be sick. Why would you want to do that to your body. Be thankful the medication will effectively treat your problems. Years ago, bef ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Lee
40 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid failure: The most common cause of hypothyroidism in an adult is hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is a progressive destruction of the thyroid over months to years. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Iodine radiation: Iodine radiation can be given to destroy the thyroid gland for problems with the gland. Usually throid hormone replacement is necessary to maint ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Shulman
27 years experience Anesthesiology
No unrelated: Your thyroid hormone affects the metabolism of your cells. Changes in your cervical cells are not due to metabolism. Not taking your thyroid hormone w ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Why: If you really have a poorly functioning thyroid gland, the med just provides something your body cannot make. If stopped, you would gradually become h ... Read More
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