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If you increase your thyroid medication can you go from hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Technically, no

You can be overtreated and your thyroid hormone levels can be too high, but technically speaking, your thyroid is not over active.

In brief: Technically, no

You can be overtreated and your thyroid hormone levels can be too high, but technically speaking, your thyroid is not over active.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

That's why ugly should get blood tests ~ 6-8 weeks after a change in your levothyroxine/synthroid dose, to make sure you're not getting too much medication.
After you're steady on a dose, less frequent blood test is needed, unless u develop symptoms. Some thyroid conditions have periods of highs and lows too, in the natural disease course (which require med dose changes)...See ur endo to ask.

In brief: Yes

That's why ugly should get blood tests ~ 6-8 weeks after a change in your levothyroxine/synthroid dose, to make sure you're not getting too much medication.
After you're steady on a dose, less frequent blood test is needed, unless u develop symptoms. Some thyroid conditions have periods of highs and lows too, in the natural disease course (which require med dose changes)...See ur endo to ask.
Dr. Jennie Law
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

That is why it is important to be monitored by your doctor regularly.

In brief: Yes

That is why it is important to be monitored by your doctor regularly.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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1 comment
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Thyroid replacement therapy is not simple as taking vitamins. It is very important to maintain the physiological levels of thyroid hormones in the blood. Self-managing and changing the doses of thyroxin will only lead to trouble; thus must be avoided.
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