Can taking too much thyroid replacement medication cause growth in adolescents?
I was taking eltroxin for a couple of months only to find out it was wrongly prescribed. I had not grown in height since I was 16 (now 20) so I thought I was done, but ever since I took it I am about an inch taller. I have noticed the growth in my torso. Could too much thyroid hormone have caused this?
- The First DragonLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
Too little thyroid in the teen years could keep you from growing normally.
Excess thyroid is NOT known for causing a growth spurt.
I can't be sure of course, but it does seem interesting that you had a growth spurt during the time you were taking thyroid hormone. You may have had a thyroid deficiency after all.
If you feel fine, I wouldn't worry; but if not, I think you should pursue this line of inquiry, as to whether you have a thyroid or other endocrine disorder.
As another person pointed out, the balance of thyroid hormones can be complex; not to mention the possibility of another endocrine issue.
- Anonymous9 months ago
See another doctor. Thyroid levels are very detailed.