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How Long Can You Go Without Thyroid Medication
1 week: 1 week after stopping thyroid meds you will start to get symptoms and your thyroid blood level will become abnormal. Make sure you take your thyroid meds regularly. Keep your thyroid meds next to your tooth brush to remind you to take every morning regularly at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can you live without thyroxine after a thyroidectomy? How long does it take to become unwell?
Hypothyroidism: That is complex. A baby born without a thyroid can have life long severe consequences if treatment is delayed or discontinued. An elderly or compromised person might die because their body can't withstand the additional problem of hypothyroidism. If it is you, otherwise healthy, thyroid was removed you might go a while feeling hypothyroid before you were severely ill. Monitor! take medicine! ...Read more
As instructed: Hi. I recommend my patients with thyroid problems to take their medicine as directed. Different thyroid conditions are treated differently. Since you give absolutely no details, I'd say take your medicine as your doctor instructed you to. ...Read more
About 8 to 10 years.: A typical survival time for a person with HIV (from diagnosis to death) in the pre-medication era was 8 to 10 years. Now that there are multiple good medications that can be used in combinations (highly active antiretroviral therapy / haart), persons with HIV and even with aids can live for several decades with good care and healthy lifestyle choices. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: is one of the leading medical causes of a depressed mood. You have obviously checked with your MD and on meds to boost thyroid function, so now you wait. Your MD will adjust the dose upwards or change the Rx is you do not respond within a reasonable time, but the MD and you will decide how long to wait., because it varies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-5 days: Most labs turn over the results in 3-5 days. If you haven't heard from your doctors office within 7 days, call them. ...Read more
The withdrawal : Symptoms vary among individuals depending upon the duration of drug intake, medication dose, your physical structure, the condition of your liver and kidneys which metabolizes and excretes the drug, interaction with other meds etc. Hope everything is fine! ...Read more
Hypothyroid?: If you have hypothyroidism and you begin brand name T4 replacement, you should start to feel better in 4-6 weeks, but it takes 6 weeks for the rx to equilibrate in your body and then your doctor may have to readjust the dose at 6 week intervals. All in all, it can take up to several months for your body to fully recover back to normal. ...Read more
Why wait?: The point is that you don't have to do it alone. And it doesn't just go away like a cold. Get help and support at any 12 step meeting and get an evaluation by a psychiatrist. He may recommend only the 12 step program, or he may be able to help you even more! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi: usually 6 weeks. after initial diagnosis should repeat TSH level and adjust dose at 6 weeks and it should get in normal ranger like 0.5 to 4.5 ...Read more
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