I had a nodule on my thyroid that went away and I'd like to get off the low dose of Levothyroxine I've been on for about 10 yrs.. Can I do it and how? My dose is only 5mcg.
Hi scared - Yes, I would do as Marvel said, and check with the Dr. He/she may want to do an ultrasound on the thyroid, and check all levels (T3, T4, TSH) thoroughly before deciding to take you off the med. Thyroid is such a tricky little guy because its tied in with all the hormones, Adrenals, Pituitary, etc. and regulates pretty much everything in your body, as far as the chemical/hormonal make-up. Just want you to be careful before making a choice, and know how important of a choice it is. Even though the nodule may have gone away, you must be sure that your thyroid is functioning normally. Good luck! :)
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