I want to immediately quit taking LevoThyroxin.....

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I have been taking this med for about 2 years.  First .50 and now .75.     I do Not trust the medical/health field anymore.   Nothing but big business.  I have never been told I have hypo or hyper.  I am clueless.  I just know I now look like I’m ready to head for delivery room.   I am 70+.   So not possible.   How long will it take for this med to be completely out of my system?   I have no proof that I have a problem with this anyway.   I don’t believe in screwing up my system taking meds.   The only pill I will take is Monteleucast for my lungs.   Thanks.  

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    Hi whiteorchid,

    Hypothyroid can cause bloating and slow your digestive system. It is very sad that no doctor has given you any kind of thyroid diagnosis but has just given you the medication. Have you had any recent labwork done to show that there was need for an increase? I would look at your bloodwork and post the numbers here. If your thyroid is very low you will experience a whole number of things.

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      I go for next lab work in August.  Been 5 days since last took this med.   Pharmacist said taking this med you are hypo.  Thru conversation with friend a lot of questions started coming up.  Doc said level high and gave me prescription.   Didn’t realize it was going to be a forever med.  I only take one forever med for my lungs generic to Singular.  In August we will see what reading is and go from there.   The last bloodwork in January showed within levels they list as being normal.  So why wasn’t I taken off of it?Thanks
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      After 5 days not taking this med I am feeling wonderful.  I’m still bloated.  Look worse than when I really was pregnant.  
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      The doctors have the tendency to not give you the lab results. I would request copies of all lab results because they are yours after all.

      To answer the question as to why they wouldn't take you off the med even though your levels were normal is because if you are truly hypothyroid then the meds are what is keeping your level in their so called normal range. I truly believe that we all don't fit into their box of numbers though. It's best to get all labs and write down on each lab sheet any symptoms your experiencing. Then when your next lab comes and your feeling some of those symptoms gone then you can get a better understanding as to where your levels should be to feel better. I hope that makes sense.

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    Hello White Orchid, I completely agree about the credibility of tests, meds and treatment protocols.

    I know I  have advanced thyroid disease because I can feel a cyst on my neck.

    The first three months after stopping, I could smell the medication coming out in my urin. The bulk of the medication was out by six months. But even after as much as a year, I  would periodically smell it coming out in my urin.

    I had been on a very high dose. It probably wont take as long for you.

    You might consider supplementing with essential amino acids. I found them to be incredibly helpful.

    Since you’re having massive belly bloat, you might consider looking into (subacute) chronic pancreatitis. This is often overlooked and goes undiagnosed.  There are dietary changes you can make for both pancreatitis and hypothyroid, though they are a little different for each.

    Hope that helps!

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      I haven’t noticed any kind of odor.   I am concentrating efforts on more natural than synthetic healers.   Doctors get kickback from pharmaceutical companies who are in it for monetary benefits and not concerned about what they may be doing to patients.   Pharmaceutical companies are only legalized drug pushers.  
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    I Find it very strange that your doctor would not give you a diagnosis. If you are in fact hypothyroid then stopping the meds will make you ill.

    What symptoms do you have besides weight gain?

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      After lab work I follow up with doctor visit.   He just said the level was higher and gave me a prescription.    So I had it filled.  Didn’t know it was going to sorta be a forever thing.   No other discussion.  Can’t believe I was so naive.    Now thru friends discussion it was brought to my attention and have been reading up on subject.   Glad I did.   Have questions I will pursue.   And in future be more quisitive.   I am pretty healthy  and only take one forever med for my lungs.    A generic to Singular.   I am against all these meds doctors want to prescribe and mess your system up.   Thru other family members I have learned that many cures are provided thru the earth by natural methods.  I found thru the pharmacist that I am hypo.  This is 5th day without this pill and I feel great.  Already more energy.   Looking forward to not looking pregnant.   I didn’t look like this when I was pregnant.  I have bloodwork scheduled for August and hopefully lot if this med will be out of system for an accurate reading and go from there.   
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