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If i go on a medication for hypothyroidism like synthroid (thyroxine) to repair a short term issue secondary to other meds will i be dependent on it for life?

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Need vs dependent: If one's doctor has recommended synthroid (thyroxine) for a hypothyroid condition, it is because of a need. Occasionally one may no longer need the synthroid (thyroxine) and it can be stopped without fear of dependence. Most, however, will need it lifelong.

Answered 1/10/2012

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