A 21-year-old female asked:
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i took too much synthroid (thyroxine) trying to lose weight. can i stop taking my synthroid (thyroxine) for 3 days to get my levels back to normal? i currently take 50 mg, tsh 0.022, t4 14.84. i don't have a thyroid anymore.

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
No!: Always take synthroid (thyroxine) exactly as prescribed! Do not self escalate the dose, which can lead to anxiety, tachycardia, and rarely heart attack. Do NOT skip thyroid meds to make up for days you took extra! Take your regular dose, ONLY, and ring you doctors office ASAP! Good luck!
Answered on Apr 24, 2016
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope : go back to your normal regular does and have your doctor check your TSH ( thyroid test in 6 wks )
Answered on Jul 20, 2014

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