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    Hello – There are unfortunately no alternatives to thyroid hormone replacement.

    Tirosint is a brand name levothyroxine (T4) product that comes in a gel capsule. It does not have the dyes or fillers that some other meds have. The down side is that a lot of insurance companies won’t cover it. If you check out their website, they usually have coupons that can reduce the cost for your first 18 months.

    Keep in mind that when you take replacement hormone, the T4 has a half-life of around a week, so it builds up in your body over time. Because of this, you might not notice a difference the first few days of being off the meds, but you do NOT want to keep going without treatment and slip into being seriously hypOthyroid!