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Can you tell me about succeeding at going off levothyroxine?

Can you tell me about succeeding at going off levothyroxine?

Possibly.: Levothyroxine is given to replace thyroid hormone deficiency. If your thyroid function improves, as followed up through lab work with a doctor, there could be a reason to decrease or go off the medication. If it is taken for other reasons see your doctor about going off the medication. ...Read more

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Can you go 8 weeks without levothyroxine?

Can you go 8 weeks without levothyroxine?

You : Can. But your body will start to revert back to the hypo thyroid state. So symptoms may begin to appear. So talk to your doctor and back on the med ...Read more

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Can i go two days without my levothyroxine?

Can i go two days without my levothyroxine?

Missing medications: Yes...It should not be enough to have any side effects as long as you get right back on them. ...Read more

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Should your levothyroxine dose also go down when your weight goes down ?

Should your levothyroxine dose also go down when your weight goes down ?

Tests: Not really. You medication dose is based upon you thyroid test results, not your weight. ...Read more

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What is the half life of levothyroxine? Is missing a day every now and then going to affect my level?

What is the half life of levothyroxine? Is missing a day every now and then going to affect my level?

Half life: Missing a day or two thyroid is OK but please don't do that often. You should take your tablet once a day at bedtime at least one hour after your last food. ...Read more

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In the last hour, I've taken 13 levothyroxine pills (m l 10), but now I know I don't want to die. Did I take too many? Am I going to die?

In the last hour, I've taken 13 levothyroxine pills (m l 10), but now I know I don't want to die. Did I take too many? Am I going to die?

You'll be fine: Hi. Please seek psychiatric help for your suicide gesture, but it will not hurt you. Yes you're going to die...we all will...but this suicide gesture will not kill or hurt you. Don't ignore your suicidality. There are folks who can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i take levothyroxine?

Can i take levothyroxine?

If you need it: Anyone with a thyroid hormone deficiency can take brand name thyroxine to return their level to normal. There are no side effects, etc. To appropriate use. ...Read more

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What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

Trick question: Hi. Like when was the War of 1812, or who's buried in Grant's tomb, what's in l-thyroxine tablets? L-thyroxine!!! ...Read more

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What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

Levothyroxine: Levothyroxine tablets simply contains thyroid hormone and is prescribed when your thyroid levels are low. At your age it would be appropriate to try and find out why your thyroid gland is not working properly. It is not uncommon to have a thyroid problem at your age so you need to fully understand what is wrong and how Levothyroxine will help you. ...Read more

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Why would i need 50mg of levothyroxine?

Only if: You had mild hypothyroidism. If you need it, make sure your levels are rechecked to insure it's the correct dose. Also, take only brand name T4 replacement as generics are cheaper, but unreliable and variable. ...Read more

Levothyroxine (Definition)

Of the hormone produced by one's own ...Read more