Joining the military with Hypothyroidism.

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I'm considering joining the military once I leave high school, the problem is I'm completely depended on my thyroid pill. I take Levothyroxine, or Synthroid, and I'm absolutely am not allowed to stop taking it without it being inevitably fatal. I was born without a thyroid, so you can imagine the consequences if I completely stopped. Other than that I'm very healthy, my parents think I'm not fit to join the military because of my hypothyroidism. Is that true?

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    Hi Anna,

    After some searching, its appears unfortunately, that the army in the USA dont allow anyone with thyroid conditions and the UK army state no conditions that require long term medication.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news

    best wishes


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