I am 29 years old. About 5 years ago, doctors found a larger than average growth in my neck from an MRI. I was referred to an endocrinologist, had my thyroid biopsied twice and was placed on levothyroxine. Supposedly my thyroid is functioning normally, maybe it always had been functioning normally? My endocrinologist and I have a bit of a language barrier. So the main reason for me being on medication is to treat the size of my thyroid. I guess to shrink it and prevent it from growing into a goiter? My grandmother has a goiter and my mother also has a larger than normal thyroid.
So can I stop taking the levothyroxine now? I don't want to be on medication for the rest of my life! I am also experiencing hair loss and breakage. And if I forget to take meds or take at a different time I experience menstrual irregularities.
I know one thing I should probably do is get a second opinion from a doctor I can completely understand!
My other issue is that doctors, or shall I say some doctors seem to want to keep you on medication!