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Question about nodules

Why is it that with each ultrasound (4) they find new nodules - shouldn't Synthroid keep it under control?
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Not necessarily  - we don't use synthroid (levothyroxine) routinely to suppress nodules unless the TSH is high.
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So now I am confused

I should never been put on Synthroid for Multinodular Goiter?

T4 1.4
T3 3.0
TSH 0.77 never been higher than 1.5
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How long ago were you put on meds?  Also how big were your nodules/thyroid.  I think putting people on thyroid meds to prevent nodules from growing is outdated.

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10 years
My goiter is growing - what would happen if I stopped taking it
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Actually some nodules have gotten smaller - new ones appearing the one on my isthmus is new at 2.3cm -that's the one that bothers me with compression symptoms
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