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A 28-year-old female asked:

can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

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Dr. Liuska Pesce
Pediatric Endocrinology 23 years experience
Depends on the dose: Very high dose steroids can decrease the secretion of tsh, the hormone that makes the thyroid make more thyroid hormone. They can also decrease the conversion of thyroid hormone t4, to its more active form, t3 (liothyronine).

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