I have been taking Levothyroxin for 4 months now. My doctor didn't even explain anything to me. I would like to know how I got this problem,and is there a special diet that I can have instead of the pill, or do I have to take the pill everyday for the rest of my life or what
All your life. Diet is a not a factor. Taking it first thing in the morning with water and nothing for half an hour is important. Breakfast and coffee after that half hour.
I suggest you see an endocrinologist who will be better at caring for you. That doc will be your friend for a long time so be sure you like him/her.
It takes months to adjust to the medication. Periodic blood tests are performed. Contact the doctor if you are experiencing either high or low thyroid symptoms (hyper or hypo). They will adjust the dose accordingly.
After you do the reading, be sure to keep asking questions.
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
- Levothyroxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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