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.
Can I safely ween myself off Levothyroxine?
Question posted by scaredandconfused on 3 Nov 2011
Last updated on 20 December 2018 by anneabbott
My doseage is actually 50mcg daily, not 5mcg.
my weight dropped 25# due to nerves that I feel I could resolve w/o thyroid tests... I've been taking this medication since Sept. 2018, and have gained 11# ..I have no energy & my thyroid increased over 3.
I do not see why not
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! :)
At the dose you are on you could easily just stop taking levothyroxine. However, before doing so I would suggest that you discuss it with your doctor, so that your doctor is aware that you are coming off it and will monitor you.
- Levothyroxine uses and safety info
- Levothyroxine information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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