Once you start taking thyroid hormone replacement, it may take time before your thyroid function becomes normal. 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 February 2017 by James P. Cornell, MD Last Updated: 3/15/2015