I am woman in my 50s and I’ve been taking levothroid for 15 years. Over the last decade, I’ve gradually increased the dosage more and more at my doctor’s advice. I felt pretty hopeless that I’d ever get off the medication and accepted that taking this medication at the exact time daily would just become part of my routine life. And since my family has a history of heart disease, I needed, I needed to be very closely monitored while on the medication and the stress of ‘what ifs’ was quite overbearing.