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I recently saw an endocrinologist after 8 years of feeling tired and rubbish on levothyroixine. One of his suggestions was that I may have been put on the medication without actually having hypothyroidism in the first place.
I know I don't have Hashimotos and had my antibodies tested to find this out (this happened also when I was diagnosed). My medical notes state that my hypothyroidism was caused by iodine deficiency.
My question is - is there a definitive test to show that this was the cause? Is it just the TSH and T4 levels that they test?
The endo is thinking about putting me back on levo alone and just reducing it gradually until they reach the right dose. I don't really think I'm over-replaced and I think it is just the levo medication that has no effect on me rather than not needing it at all.
I'm going back to see this guy next week and wondered whether there were any tests he can do before just assuming that I never needed it in the first place!!
Your help as always is greatly appreciated!
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