Does taking Focalin tablets have any affect known on cortisol levels? I am having issues with hypothyroidism and I'm not wanting to take Focalin if it is messing my cortisol up because I have read that imbalanced cortisol can mess up thyroid health. I am already feeling dizzy with cold intolerance, so I fear the Focalin pills may be causing these issues.
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replied November 29th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Focalin has entirely different mechanism of action than corticosteroids. Use of corticosteroids however on its own can suppress the hormonal axis and discontinuing it can lead to corticosteroid dysfunctions. However thyroid is not the victim or sufferer here.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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