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is thyroid hormone replacement therapy as bad as i read

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Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Question: is thyroid hormone replacement therapy as bad as i read about ?
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
About levothyroxine;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I wouldn't consider it bad at all, as levothyroxine is identical as biological hormone without additives.
The only problem is to be sure that you take the right dose, that is why you need to check TSH every six months until it gets normal.
After you have found the right dose, a control once in six months is recommended.
Hope the information will help.
Best wishes,
Dr.mirjeta
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Do you start taking the medication right after thyroid removal surgery
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
About levothyroxine treatment;

Detailed Answer:
Hi agsin,
It depends on the pathology, when thyroid cancer is suspected we do not start levothyroxine until one month after surgery when radioactive iodine is suggested.When no mslignancy is expected, levothyroxine is started immediately after surgery.
Wish you good health,
Best wishes,
Dr.mirjeta
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Brief Answer: About levothyroxine; Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking! I wouldn't consider it bad at all, as levothyroxine is identical as biological hormone without additives. The only problem is to be sure that you take the right dose, that is why you need to check TSH every six months until it gets normal. After you have found the right dose, a control once in six months is recommended. Hope the information will help. Best wishes, Dr.mirjeta