Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
142 Doctors are Online

Suffering from hypothyroid. Cured after taking thyronorm 25mcg. Should I stop taking medicine?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Endocrinologist
Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 297 Questions
Question
I was suffering from hypothyroid but now its normal. I am taking Thyronorm 25mcg once everyday in the morning. Am I still supposed to continue taking it?
Posted Tue, 5 Feb 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. V. Kumaravel 10 hours later
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing to us.

I do understand that you are a 29 year old female, being treated for hypothyroidism and now you are normal with treatment. Before deciding to stop I would like to get some more details regarding your illness.

1. Why were you treated with thyroxine? Was it because you had any problem or was it simple laboratory abnormality?

2. What are your current thyroid reports and the previous reports?

3. Are you married and if so have you completed your family or planning for a child?

I would like to know these answers to guide you better. Awaiting your response.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Suffering from hypothyroid. Cured after taking thyronorm 25mcg. Should I stop taking medicine? 14 hours later
Hi,

I have uploaded my latest report.(taken on May 2012)

Please find below my answers:
1. Why were you treated with thyroxine? Was it because you had any problem or was it simple laboratory abnormality?

I was putting on weight after my college,also there was hair loss so doc advised me to get my thyroid tested and the report showed I had Hypothroidism and then I was asked to take 1 tab of 100mcg and now the dose gradually went down to 25 mcg.


2. What are your current thyroid reports and the previous reports?
I have attached the latest thyroid report in May 2012 (XXXXXXX.pdf) and previous report taken in dec 2011(0000_XXXXXXX_Thyroid)


3. Are you married and if so have you completed your family or planning for a child?
Yes, I am married. Got married last year in dec 2011. Not planning for a child at the moment.

Kindly advise. Thank you!
 
 
Answered by Dr. V. Kumaravel 1 hour later
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for your answers.

Your thyroid reports have been normal with the treatment you had been taking. Ii would prefer to continue thyroxine 25mcg.

You would also require increased dose of thyroxine based on your thyroid reports in case you become pregnant.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Endocrinologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor