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A 31-year-old female asked:

Hyper thyroid due to rx mistake. will eating foods like cabbage, broccoli, etc... and drinking lots of water help excess hormones leave body faster?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Thyroid: Sorry you got overdosed. I hope you are not having rapid heart beat and fevers. The half life of thyroid medication is 2 to 7 days. That means if you stop the medicine today your serum level will be 1/2 it is now in 2 to 7 days, Extra fluids OK, but the broccoli might actually slow liver metabolism. If heart racing see your doctor.

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Last updated Jun 27, 2016

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