SWhat are the dangers or problems when stopping the synthroid? I took levoxyl for 10 yrs then the insurance co changed it to synthroid. Felt crappy so I stopped it. Awaiting blood work results. Thank you
Your body will use the remaining enzyme. Once gone your organs can shut down rapidly. When depends upon your particular makeup. Levothyroxine is the brand name. Synthroid is the generic. Everyone was on synthroid for about a year as there was a glitch in manufacturing, levo is available again.
Your copayment will be higher. Ask your doctor to write for you requesting the brand only, "no substitutes". Please be aware that there is a huge amount of info on this site. Check it out in the search box above for this app. And get on it right away. I do better on Levo as well. This is a needed hormone for the body. You can go a month or longer without it, but you will die without. Just ask your doctor.
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