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I have been on Thyroxine for four to five years now and have been taking 200mg! My doctor is very keen to get me down to a lower rate. I am on 125 which I have taken down to 100 myself this last week.
Having read something on the internet :
I’ve been noticing several articles coming out the past week about a strong association between hypothyroidism and a twice the risk of liver disease and liver cancer, especially in females. And then it dawned on me: another strong reason to play basketball with your trashcan using your lousy Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroxine or Eltroxin bottles while being replaced with desiccated thyroid.
In other words, continued hypothyroidism (being on the lousy T4 meds) and undiagnosed hypothyroidism (because of the inadequacy of the TSH lab test) can potentially promote the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a more severe Fatty Liver disease. The next progression is liver cancer, aka hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
it seems that Thyroxine causes liver damage! When checking my thyroxine levels with blood samples she also orders a liver function test each time.
This has caused me incredible anxiety as she is going to 'give me something to help my liver' the next time she sees me.
I am not on very good terms with her so what would you say I should ask.
I also have fatty liver, a large gallstone and Diverticulosos.
She won't tell me the degree of fatty liver!
I don't know what to say to her I am so anxious.
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