7 Jun 2010
Do not stop your thyroid hormone without discussing this with your physician. Most thyroid problems are permanent, and therefore most patients require thyroid hormone for life.
If you stop your thyroid hormones, as your levels begin to drop, you will start to experience the symptoms of hypothyroidism - being more sensitive to cold, constipation, depression, fatigue or feeling slowed down, heavier menstrual periods, joint or muscle pain etc.
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- Side Effects of Synthroid (detailed)
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Old symptoms pre-diagnosis returning or synthroid just isn't working well.
2 answers • 4 Aug 2010
If the medication is stopped, will there be any serious effect if it is done abruptly as opposed to tapering it off?
1 answer • 4 Aug 2010
My thyroid was removed because of cancer. Now two months later I have to stop taking the synthroid for testing. What can I expect?
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