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I ran out of Levothyroxine, How long can I go without?
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I ran out of Levothyroxine, How long can I go without?

I had radioactive iodine done which resulted in no thyroid.  I've run out of my medication and dr wont refill w/o an appointment and I can't afford to take off work from my new job.  It's been 4 or 5 days since my last dose, (forgive me, I'm a bit foggy now).  How long can I safely go without taking my medication?  I already feel miserable.  HELP!!!
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you can't go very long without your thyroid medication.  You will have to make arrangements to take some time off from work, to see your doctor.

Your present fogginess indicates that you are feeling some effects of not having the hormone.  Within a couple more weeks you will begin having even more symptoms, which will REALLY jeopardize your job, because you won't be able to perform it.  

Better to come clean and ask for time off to visit the doctor and get your med again, or you could lose that new job you just got.
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exactly.   And the longer you go without meds, you can probably double or triple the time its going to take to get back.
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