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I've recently had some blood tests done which revealed that I suffer from Hypothyroidism.
This is news to me as when my doctor asked me if I feel tired at all, or losing any hair, this is quite the opposite.
I feel like i'm in supreme health, I run 20 miles a week, I weigh 10 1/2 stone, I'm 5'11 (male) fine head of hair, and feel like I have boundless energy.
I've now been prescribed with 50mg Levothyroxine, which I have to take everyday for the rest of my life...
I'm hardly ever sick, The last time I had a cold was back in March and it lasted maybe 3 days. I don't suffer headaches or other aches and pains.
I'm not fond of taking any medication, tablets etc so this this is a bit of a shock to me.
If I'm not feeling any of the symptoms and feel ok why should I take this medicine.
I had a blood test 2 years ago and the tsh result showed 9.27, now it shows 7.34 which shows it decreasing back to the normal range.
My Thyroid Peroxidase antibody showed 342. I don't know what is considered normal so I don't know if this is abnormal.
I'm not too keen to start taking this medicine until I know a little bit more.
What are the consequences of not taking it?
Thanks for taking the time to read this and reply.
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