... at my house. It might have been one of my teens. What are the illicit uses? The abuse risks? Overdose risks?
interesting question. well, this is way late, but i'll make a stab at it. a lot of people are under the rather dumb misconception that all hypothyroidism entails is being (excuse me) fat, and that thyroid medication makes you skinny. possibly the kids thought they could use it for that. other than that, as it's not a controlled substance, i can't imagine any other reason they might have wanted it.
i would issue a big caveat, however. there is a substantial overdose risk (obviously, as with any medication). any hypothyroid person who's taken too much thyroid medication knows the symptoms, but i would guess the most dangerous would be a rapid heart rate, scary missing or extra beats, or abnormal heart rhythms. this would be even further made worse by the fact that these pills contain t3.
trying not to sound too pedantic, it would be well worth your while to discuss the ramifications of little thrills like "finding" pills and "trying them," and ending up in a not-too-healthy state, if you haven't already. one day, they may "find" some little estrogen pills (if they're teen boys; or testosterone if they're teen girls)...
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