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Avoiding Pitfalls in Thyroid Diagnosis and Treatment


Updated November 24, 2008

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You're Forgetting or Refusing To Take Your Medicine
Avoiding Pitfalls in Thyroid Diagnosis and Treatment
It may seem obvious, but if you have a thyroid condition and your doctor has prescribed medication, taking that medication is essential. Some patients are afraid of prescription drugs, think that they are more harmful than helpful, or don't believe they will help -- and even after being diagnosed, don't take their medication.

In some cases, patients have a hard time remembering to take thyroid pills each day.

Either way, if you aren't taking your thyroid medications, this is a huge pitfall in your treatment.

If you are having trouble staying on schedule with your medication, read 10 Creative Ways to Remember to Take Your Thyroid Pills.

And if you have been dubious about taking your prescribed medication, read: When Patients Won't Take Their Thyroid Medication: The Health Implications of Failing to Take Prescription Thyroid Drugs.

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