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I was told by doc that im hypothyroid 4-5 months ago, i had no symptoms. I quit taking the levothyroxine 2 months ago i felt nervous. Is that ok?
Not ok: You should have gone back to your doctor. The doctor might have reduced the dose and repeat your blood work in 6/8 weeks ...Read more
Can chronic levothyroxine overdose cause high BP & heart rate 160/100 @ 95? I quit the dose and got 130/85 @80 , 10 days later.
I take 100 mcg levothyroxine once a day and I think I accidentally took another dose should I be worried will this hurt me please advise?
Don't worry: You'll be fine. Levothyroxine is slow in onset and long lasting. In fact, for occasional people with compliance issues, we will give one week's worth of levothyroxine all at once (eg. 700 mg once per week). It is possible you may feel a "buzz" today (palpitations, tremor) but probably not, unless it is from anxiety over it. You can skip tomorrow's dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Don't worry: You can skip a day or just continue to take them normally- it really doesn't matter. T4 lasts 4-6 weeks in your body, so there's no danger or problems like overdosage or toxicity. You won't even notice - no symptoms. Just relax and enjoy life with a normal thyroid level. ...Read more
I was over medicated on Levothyroxine, so I'm on half the dose. I lost 15lbs in weight, its been 5 weeks and I have not gained any weight back.??
Thyroid and wt loss: Thyroid harmones helps with metabolism. Low functioning thyroid can slow the metabolism Nd decrease weight and high dose of levothyroxine may have increased your thyroid function so you lost weight . It has been 5 weeks since you are on half the dose , get your TSH levels checked so you can be on proper dose needed for you. Are you actually trying to gain weight ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 100mcg of Levothyroxine daily. If I forget to take it for a day or two, will it cause me to feel bad? Should I double up a day or 2 to catchup?
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