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How long till ur treated from hyperthyroidism? I hav been taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for 6 months now should I continue taking d meds?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Usually 12-24months

But it depends on how over active your thyroid was to begin with, how quickly you responded and how much medication you need.
Blood tests will tell if your thyroid hormones levels are ok. Generally i wait til someone has been within normal for a year, but sometimes i'll take them off sooner if they need very little med and levels are low side of normal.

In brief: Usually 12-24months

But it depends on how over active your thyroid was to begin with, how quickly you responded and how much medication you need.
Blood tests will tell if your thyroid hormones levels are ok. Generally i wait til someone has been within normal for a year, but sometimes i'll take them off sooner if they need very little med and levels are low side of normal.
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Usually 12-18 months

Typically, people take thyroid-blocking meds like ptu (propylthiouracil) or Methimazole fro 12-18 months.
Then the med is stopped, and thyroid hormone levels watched closely to see if hyperthyroidism returns. About 1/3 of people have it return as soon as med stopped, another 1/3 have it return within 2 years of stopping med. Usually surgery or radioactive used if it returns.

In brief: Usually 12-18 months

Typically, people take thyroid-blocking meds like ptu (propylthiouracil) or Methimazole fro 12-18 months.
Then the med is stopped, and thyroid hormone levels watched closely to see if hyperthyroidism returns. About 1/3 of people have it return as soon as med stopped, another 1/3 have it return within 2 years of stopping med. Usually surgery or radioactive used if it returns.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not sure

Usually the majority the patients will go on remisión after 1-3 years after the diagnosis, but there is also a large percentage that will need the medication for decades, very difficult to figure that out, the only way to know is by serial blood test in which we measure thyroid hormones.

In brief: Not sure

Usually the majority the patients will go on remisión after 1-3 years after the diagnosis, but there is also a large percentage that will need the medication for decades, very difficult to figure that out, the only way to know is by serial blood test in which we measure thyroid hormones.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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