It may take time before your thyroid function becomes normal after you begin taking thyroid hormone replacement. You will need to have blood tests until your thyroid levels are normal.
If you are considering taking iodine-containing supplements, such as kelp, talk to your doctor before doing so.
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Last reviewed November 2013 by Michael Woods, MD
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