Had thyroid taken out last year, the meds are just as bad so I haven't been taking them. They didn't even need to take it out! I don't feel the same, the after effects make me feel bad.. What happens if I stop taking it completely, I feel better when I don't take it... But I don't have a thyroid...
"If your entire thyroid is removed, your body can't make thyroid hormone. Without replacement, you'll develop signs and symptoms of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Therefore, you'll need to take a pill every day that contains the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Synthroid, Unithroid, others)."
Masso is right. I didn't take my thyroid meds for about 3 weeks. I ended up in the ICU, and had come within a couple of days of falling into an unrecoverable coma. If you don't feel good taking your meds, talk to your Dr. You may need to switch brands or have your dose changed. Not taking the medicine is simply not an option.
- Levothyroxine uses and safety info
- Levothyroxine information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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