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Question: synthroid

 saklein22 - Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:23 pm

My wife has had her thyroid removed.
She has recently stopped taking her synthroid - stating she is trying to kill kerself.
Will not taking synthroid actually kill her?

She now has severe diarrea, intolerance to cold, sleeps all day, extremely moody.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:12 am

User avatar Hi saklein22,
A person that has had a thyroidectomy requires permanent (lifelong) replacement of thyroid hormones. Discontinuation of this medication may produce lifethreatening conditions. I would suggest prompt medical treatment!

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