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Levothyroxine Monotherapy Cannot

Guarantee Euthyroidism in All Athyreotic Patients

I hope I am not repeating if someone has already posted this. I did a search by author and title and could not find anything except a mention of the study a year ago. It is a free article. More info that T4 monotherapy does not work for all and that it affects the normal T4/T3 ratio. PR

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I'm an athyreotic patient - it doesn't work for me. I'd better not say any more in case I get my head bitten off.

Great post, PR!


This article is a follow on from the work done by Colin Dayan and should be put under GPs and Endos noses


Thanks for posting, PR.

I'm athyreotic too, suffered horribly on T4 monotherapy and doing much better on T4+T3 combi. Quite annoyed that the study was published 2011 and still my low FT4 and below range FT3 were simply ignored for 18 months :x


An interesting article and quite easy to read too!