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I was hypothyroid but now have hyperthyroid, what can I do?
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: See your doctor
The most common cause would be that you are getting too much medication.
Rarely, a patient with hypothyroidism will convert to graves' disease or autoimmune hyperthyroidism. This will require medication radioactive iodine treatment or surgery.

In brief: See your doctor
The most common cause would be that you are getting too much medication.
Rarely, a patient with hypothyroidism will convert to graves' disease or autoimmune hyperthyroidism. This will require medication radioactive iodine treatment or surgery.
Dr. Robert Lang
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Dr. Robert Kaplan
Agreed on over medication. It is very rare that this would happen naturally.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Ideally TSH should be checked at least every month or 6 weeks after each dose adjustment to avoid overdose that leads to HyperTh
Dr. Alan Cohen
Psychiatry
In brief: Thyroiditis
There are different ways this can happen.
Get clarity on the cause for the switch. Has your l-thyroxine pill been changed by pharmacy supplier, added other meds, had any other hormonal changes or treatments. Discuss with your. Md. Thyroiditis can suddenly flare up and switch you from hypo to hyper (rare). Metabolic changes can affect thyroxine clearance.

In brief: Thyroiditis
There are different ways this can happen.
Get clarity on the cause for the switch. Has your l-thyroxine pill been changed by pharmacy supplier, added other meds, had any other hormonal changes or treatments. Discuss with your. Md. Thyroiditis can suddenly flare up and switch you from hypo to hyper (rare). Metabolic changes can affect thyroxine clearance.
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