Ceasing Thyroid Medication
Question: I am 25 and had a complete thyroidectomy in 1991 because of a benign goiter. I am currently on of synthroid and I take my medicine religiously every morning. I had it drilled into my head that I have to take this medication everyday for the rest of my life in order to survive. My question is what happens if I quit taking this medication? Also, how long does it take for the body to realize it? I was told by a doctor that if I quit taking my medication for 2 weeks I would be in the hospital. Is this true?