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Amiodarone effects on thyroid

I have just received my test results and all are abnormal TSH - too low; T3 & T4 somewhat high.  I have been on amiodarone for 2 years, a very small dose for the last 8 months.

Are these effects reversible or am I looking at a lifetime of thyroid disease?

Thanks
Peter
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This one has lots of big words.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11294826

This one is long, but easier to read.

http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3740.htm

It sounds like the effect can be temporary, or not.
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I won't say much as AR has already given you sites to visit. But I will say Amiodarone is reknowned to have a big impact on thyroid function if you already suffer from thyroid disease. If the thyroid disease has been caused by the Amiodarone, you can get a lesser effect when the drug is stopped, but whether it is totall reversible, I'm not sure.
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I was on Amio for 18 months. It was discovered that I had TSH of 38. I can't tell if the Amio caused it or I had it anyway. I've been taken off amio, today,  and put on Rytmonorm, 150/day. It does not affect thryoid. I await if it affects anything else.
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