Levothyroxine - Does your own thyroid eventually stop working?
- 11 Nov 2010 by chantelle82
- underactive thyroid, thyroid disease, levothyroxine, hypothyroidism
I have heard that when you take Thyroxine eventually your own thyroid stops working sometimes altogether. I found this scary.
14 Nov 2010
Patients who are taking LevoT have a poorly functioning thyroid. As they age, they may need higher doses of LevoT to compensate for a worsening thyroid.
So, a "bad" thyroid isn't too scary, as LevoT can meet the body's need for thyroid hormone adequately.
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