Once you start taking thyroid hormone replacement, it may take time before your thyroid function becomes normal. You will need to have blood tests until your thyroid levels are normal.
If you are considering taking iodine-containing supplements, such as kelp, talk to your doctor before doing so.
Hypothyroidism. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/endocrine/hypothyroidism/Pages/fact-sheet.aspx. Updated February 27, 2012. Accessed November 20, 2012.
Last reviewed March 2016 by Kim A. Carmichael, MD
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