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should i be taking thyroid medication with my level slightly elevated?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No: If you mean too high a t4. If you mean an elevated TSH you are not taking enough thyroid replacement. Talk to your doctor.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How long in between taking thyroid medication can I take a prtonix?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
One hour: Is the recommended time, or take your Protonix (pantoprazole) at night.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What happens if I stop taking my thyroid medication?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Depends: Hi. We're not mind readers on here. Are you taking anti-thyroid medication (such as methimazole or PTU) or thyroid hormone (such as levothyroxine)? If you're hyperthyroid and on methimazole or PTU, (propylthiouracil) if you stop hyperthyroidism may return. If you're on l-thyroxine and you stop, hypothyroidism will return. More to the point, why stop thyroid medication of either category without consulting your doc?
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A 32-year-old male asked:

How long should I wait to eat after taking my thyroid medication in the morning? Or does it matter?

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Better absorption: 30-60 min after thyroid medication you can eat.

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