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Doctor insights on: How Long Is The Typical Adjustment Period For Hypothyroid Medication

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Is there typically an adjustment period to hypothyroid medication?

Yes: Your body will adjust to new meds and you may have to increase or decrease the dose over time. Go by how you feel and not just lab numbers. ...Read more

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My periods have been delayed for about a week . I've a hypothyroidism condition am on medication. How can i induce period immediately??

My periods have been delayed for about a week . I've a hypothyroidism condition am on medication. How can i induce period immediately??

Pregnant?: First, please make sure you are not pregnant if you are sexually active. Regarding inducting the period immediately, there are several unscientifically verified methods, of which the one I am most comfortable recommending is the hot bath and relaxation. I am sorry I cannot be of more help. Dr. C ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and long periods?

Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and long periods?

Yes: Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism and can prolong your period making it lasts longer and heavier. ...Read more

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