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Thank you doctor when can i stop my thyroid medicine many people said that thyroid medicine should take life long is this is true please explain me?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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In brief: Thyroid Medicine

Do not stop thyroid medication unless under the direction of a physician.
Except rarely it is to be taken life long. We give thyroid medication usually for low thyroid, which usually is due to the thyroid not working after a viral thyroiditis. Rarely does the thyroid heal enough to produce enough hormone on it's own again.

In brief: Thyroid Medicine

Do not stop thyroid medication unless under the direction of a physician.
Except rarely it is to be taken life long. We give thyroid medication usually for low thyroid, which usually is due to the thyroid not working after a viral thyroiditis. Rarely does the thyroid heal enough to produce enough hormone on it's own again.
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