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Is it true that if you take levothroid if your TSH is high and T4 low, it kills your thyroid?

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suzanne66 16 Mar 2010

No. In general high TSH levels usually means you have an underactive thyroid and therefore low T4 levels... so you will benefit by taking levothyroid.

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Pipi 18 Mar 2010

Thanks, suzanne66. I'm just afraid of having to take it for the rest of my life... somewhere I read that because your natural thyroid becomes "lazy" after taking it for a while you can't get off of it. It is now my week 3, and I am currently having ups and downs with my energy levels and I sweat so much more than I used to. Seems like I get hot flashes and I get sweaty, then cold at night. I guess I'll have to wait till my blood gets drawn in 4 weeks to see what's happening or how I feel. I AM losing some of the sudden weight gain though. free discount card

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