Check your thyroid treatment
If you have an underactive thyroid, you need to check at least once a year that you're getting the right treatment and taking the right medicine.
How it works
- Answer a few questions online - it should take about 4 minutes, and your answers are private.
- Your GP or nurse will take a look.
- We'll be back in touch with next steps.
Next steps include things like:
- carrying on with your medicine as it is now
- having an appointment, if needed
What an underactive thyroid is
Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:
- weight gain
- being sensitive to the cold
- dry skin and hair
- muscle aches
These symptoms often feel like other conditions, and they usually develop slowly. This means you may not notice them for years.
Read more about symptoms of an underactive thyroid.
Find out if you need treatment
Request an appointment and ask for a blood test.
Read more about testing for an underactive thyroid on the NHS website.
What treatment involves
You can treat an underactive thyroid by taking tablets to replace the hormones your thyroid is not making.
What causes an underactive thyroid
Most cases are caused by either: