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A 21-year-old male asked:

is there synthetic acth and tsh to use instead of synthroid (thyroxine) and cortef?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes : There are acth and TSH but if your adrenal and thyroid is missing or not working, then these two hormones will do nothing to help you.

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Is it common or even heard of that you can get hives from tricor, (fenofibrate) levothyroxine or fluoxetine ?

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A 26-year-old member asked:

If I go on a medication for hypothyroidism like Synthroid (thyroxine) to repair a short term issue secondary to other meds will I be dependent on it for life?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Need vs dependent: If one's doctor has recommended synthroid (thyroxine) for a hypothyroid condition, it is because of a need. Occasionally one may no longer need the synthroid (thyroxine) and it can be stopped without fear of dependence. Most, however, will need it lifelong.

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