A 40-year-old member asked:
I was hypothyroid but now am hyperthyroid - should i discontinue my meds so i don't get more hyper?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 33 years experience
No: This may be due to taking too much thyroid hormone, but stopping the thyroid pill would likely lead to too little thyroid hormone. Most often, in this situation, a dose adjustment is needed. This means working closely with the doctor who prescribed the thyroid hormone for you to find the "just right" dose for you..
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Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Details needed: We need to know what meds you are on as well as lab results.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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