My mother was accidentally prescribed thyroid (Levothyroxine 25mcg) tablets for almost a year
She has borderline under-active thyroid. Yesterday her GP apologised and told her she shouldn't have been given these tablets at all.
My question is, does she need to wean herself off them or would there be any side effects if she just stopped taking them? She was suffering from nervous tension whilst on them.
Hi Dr. Frank, she said she was quite shocked at the doctor telling her she shouldn't have been given the tablets in the first place that she forgets what else was said to her other than to make an appointment for a check-up in January. Most of my aunts (her sisters) have an under-active thyroid and are on tablets, so I'm surprised she was taken off.