A 52-year-old male asked:
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is it true that if i don't take my thyroid meds after rai ablation that i will die?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, but slowly: First you'll get tired, constipated, dry skin, loss of hair; gradually retain fluid/ increase weight; and live like that chronically for awhile until a. Acutely ill will cause 'myxedema coma' and death, or chronically/slowly get to same point.
Answered on Jan 22, 2013
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