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I have recently had a total thyroid removal, i also am prednisolone dependent , I curious how people are on both, if any problems ,

Westoz
Westoz

Thyroxine and prednisolone

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I'm steroid dependent (Hydrocortisone) & on Levothyroxine, I don't seem to have any issues being on both.

Westoz
Westoz in reply to PaulineS

Thank you, i was a little worried

Dexamethasone doses as low as 0.5 mg can lower serum TSH levels, while 30 mg of prednisone is likely required to significantly alter TSH levels. In two-thirds of patients, the drug increases T3 binding to red blood cells. This doesn't affect the availability of T3 to the tissues.

Westoz
Westoz in reply to diogenes

Thank you the information

I’m steroid dependant (hydrocortisone) and T3 only.

Clemmie