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How Long Does it Take Thyroid Medication to Work?

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The Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
How Long Does it Take Thyroid Medication to Work?

How long does it take thyroid medication to work? That’s the question we will be exploring in today’s video.

The short answer?
About 60% of people will experience some improvement within 4-6 weeks of taking their medication.
Another 20% will experience symptomatic relief even sooner and the last 20% may experience symptomatic improvement up to 8+ weeks after starting their medication.

Why does it take so long? It has to do with how thyroid hormone works once it’s in your body. Thyroid hormone has to interact with your cells and change genetic transcription and this process takes time.

Other factors such as your starting dose, whether or not you are taking T3, and your lifestyle can also all impact how quickly your medication will work.

Those people who take T3 medications often experience improvement faster than those who take T4 only thyroid medication.

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I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.

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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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