Have you ever wondered, “Can I stop taking my thyroid meds?”
Several studies show that around a third of the people taking thyroid hormones don’t need them. Unnecessarily using medications can cause a greater risk of harm and open you up to unwelcome medical monitoring.
Others feel they don’t want to take them, but their tests indicate they would do better with even a minor prescription.
So how do you know if you really need thyroid medication? Could there be another type of hypothyroid disease treatment that’s better for you?
Let’s discuss who doesn’t need to take thyroid medications, how to treat hypothyroidism naturally, and the ways you can use deprescribing to taper off the meds slowly.