Thank you for your question.
The most important thing in his case is that he MUST be monitored with regular TSH levels.
Our aim with thyroxine treatment is to keep the TSH in range.
This is important, regardless of the way he feels with or without medications.
The reason why I say that is because thyroxine is an essential hormone for his development and various functions of the body.
So he must continue taking thyroxine and must aim to keep his TSH in the normal range.
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As a father of five I can understand what you and your son are going through.
The bot***** *****ne? It does not matter how your son thinks he feels --without his thyroxine his body is on a downward spiral that will result in him crashing and burning. He can end up in a myxedema coma and die.
In a nutshell? He is a fool not to take his thyroid medication....and he will, eventually, learn the error of his ways. Hopefully, he will live through the experience.
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It is not too complicated: If he doesn't take his thyroid medication your son will die.
Simple. Straight forward analysis.....
I am sure that your son will listen if he survives his trip to the ICU with a myxedema coma.
Best of luck.
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Let me see if I can try to add to the information that you already have.
Can I know what the TSH level is currently (or the last time that you tested your son for the same)
It seems unusual that he is feeling fine, after being OFF thyroid meds for a few months.
Is he taking any supplements?