I Have Stopped Taking Levothyroxine

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Kels Says:


I have been taking 75 mg levothyroxine for about 8 months i KNEW that my bloated stomach (basically look pregnant) and 2 stone weight gain was due to taking these pills i felt fine before i started them. I spoke to my doctor the other day explained to him that i cant cope with these side effects anymore and broke down in tears. I have suffered with depression since beating cancer 2 years ago and all this weight gain and tiredness is just killing me. He said as my levels are back up i can stop it for a week without danger. But ive decided to stop it forever after the hell ive been through with cancer treatment and stem cell transplant im not going to live in pain anymore life is too short. If i do start to get ill i will defo not be taking levo again!! I wll post back on here in a week or two and let you know how i feel wish me luck :) take care all x



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Verwon Says:

I am very sorry to read about everything you've been through and I certainly hope things improve.

Learn more Thyroid details here.

That link can provide you with more details about the Thyroid gland and associated disorders. Perhaps you'll find some other treatment options, as well.

Did your doctor have any ideas, other than just taking a break from the medication for a week?

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Kels Says:

No he basically said i cant stop them as i will need them for life and when i told him about the extreme weight gain he nearly fell off his chair in shock and said they supposed to do the opposite? He then said my B12 levels are so low i now need B12 injections for rest of life aswell and am on the verge of diabetes aswell. I just looked up at the sky and said please god ive me a break for once. Thanks for the link i will have a good look at that :)

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turtle Says:
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I take 0.05mg levothyroxine and now my new Dr. Has put me on 75 mcg was wondering if they were the same dosage

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