Thyroid Hormone Treatment

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy

If you are prescribed a form of thyroid hormone replacement therapy, the goal is to compensate for the lack of hormone secreted by your thyroid gland. In most cases, you will take a daily dose of T4 (or T3 and T4) in a pill taken orally.

But it’s important to understand that every patient’s therapy may be different. There is no cookie-cutter dosage or treatment plan when it comes to thyroid hormone replacement therapy. How the body absorbs the hormones, along with the amount of hormones needed to help the body function properly, is very varied. Your treatment plan will be individualistic. As such, you should expect some degree of adjustment when it comes to finding the dosage and form of therapy that works best for you. 

Common Symptoms can happen with thyroid disease

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid can include: nervousness, anxiety and irritabilityhyperactivity – you may find it hard to stay still and have a lot of nervous energy and mood swings.