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what occurs if somebody without a thyroid problem took thyroid medication?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
What thyroid med?: Depends on the thyroid med. If your thyroid is normal, and you took a moderate dose of levothyroxine, your thyroid would shut down and you would not get hyper since the hormone replacement takes over. A normal thyroid would then recover if you stopped the drug. If you took methimazole, it would probably make you hypothyroid. However, a normal thyroid would prob recover after drug withdrawal.

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