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A 70-year-old male asked:

is it normal to just stop taking your thyroid medication because you have kidney disease?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Thyroid: No. Most thyroid medications do not affect the kidney function, so you should not stop it just because you have kidney disease.
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No: Hi. No, it's not. You need to talk with your doc and have the reason for stopping your thyroid explained to you, and the plan for moving ahead. Good luck!

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