Getting the Right Dose of Thyroid Medicine
For many people diagnosed with hypothyroidism, finally knowing the reason for their fatigue, weight gain, or joint pain can be a relief. And thankfully, treatment often results in complete control of the condition.
If you’re like most people with hypothyroidism, your doctor has prescribed synthetic thyroxine (brand names include Synthroid and Levoxyl) to replace the hormones your thyroid is no longer able to make. But in order for this medication to be effective, you must have the right amount. How do you know if you’re getting the right dose?
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