When you are first diagnosed with hypothryoidism and treated with thyroid replacement medication, you may need evaluations every 6- to 8-weeks until your thyroid hormone levels are normalized. Once your thyroid hormone levels have been normalized with medication, your thyroid hormones levels may be re-tested every 6 to 12 months. If you are not on a proper dose or if you begin to experience symptoms of hypothyroidism (tiredness, weight gain, lack or energy) or side effects of too much thyroid medication (anxiety, irritability, weight loss, loose bowel movements, trouble sleeping, or palpitations), you may need to be checked more often.
- Q Can I take over-the-counter drugs instead of levothyroxine?
- Q How long does levothyroxine take to relieve hypothyroidism symptoms?
- Q How does levothyroxine treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid level)?
- Q How does adding T3 to levothyroxine help hypothyroidism?
- Q Can taking diet pills with levothyroxine cause me to feel tired?
- Q What happens if I miss a dose of levothyroxine?