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I have hypothyroidism, i've had my thyroid removed, im 39 & doctor put me on corticosteroids for temporal arteritis, will this worsen hypothyroidism ?

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Dr. Brandon Maples
Pharmacology
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In brief: Possibly

Steroids can affect the thyroid, so if they are something you are going to be on very long, i would check with your endocrinologist or whoever is monitoring your hypothyroidism.
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In brief: Possibly

Steroids can affect the thyroid, so if they are something you are going to be on very long, i would check with your endocrinologist or whoever is monitoring your hypothyroidism.
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Dr. Terri Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: No

Sometimes the TSH can be low when on steroid but if the thyroid hormone levels like T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are measured they are usually in the normal range so a change in dose is not typically required.

In brief: No

Sometimes the TSH can be low when on steroid but if the thyroid hormone levels like T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are measured they are usually in the normal range so a change in dose is not typically required.
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