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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Hyperthyroid treatmt: If you are hyperthyroid (eg. Graves disease) and start on a proper dose of methimazole, it may take several weeks for the T4 level to go down and for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Too broad of a topic. Talk to your doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes and No: Thyroid hormone therapy and recent administration of iodide, iodinated contrast agents, or other iodine-containing drugs will lower the thyroidal a ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Hypothyroidism: I don't know the normals in your lab but those numbers look abnormal if i follow our levels here. The TSH looks high and the ft4 looks low which shows ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. Thyroid hormone is very effective (PERFECTLY effective) at replacing thyroid hormone deficiency. The dose needs to be right (based on TSH & fr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience Neurology
Drug combinations: There are too many possible drug interactions to list. Ask your pharmacist or your doctor to check for interactions between any and all of the drugs ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Hypo or Hypo Thyroid: In determine what medication to use to control abnormal "thyroid level", one must first establish if thyroid hormone levels are high (hyperthyroidism) ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Melatonin: no
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Drabek
36 years experience Family Medicine
Synthetic thyroid : Synthetic thyroid replacement medication.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: I cannot answer that properly until you tell me whether your thyroid is overactive or underactive. Please check this with your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Absolutely: You can overdose on any medication. If you are concerned, talk to the doctor who prescribed you the medication for further directions.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
No: According to pubmed, ahfs consumer medication information, methimazole does not have side effects to the eyes. Its side effects include:skin rash, u ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
PTU (propylthiouracil): May be more effective as it blocks peripheral conversion of T4 to t3 (liothyronine) in body, but it has somewhat greater risk side effects.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Usually not: In the distant past, thyroid hormone was used to 'shrink' nodules. More recent studies with ultrasound monitoring has shown that most nodules do not s ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
28 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: There is not a lot known. It may reverse if you lose weight and follow a healthy diet. However, it may be permanent. It is a good idea to have your ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
Brand of thyroid med: Levoxyl is a brand name of levothyroxine, a synthetic form of thyroid hormone, specifically t4. It is used primarily to treat hypothyroidism, an unde ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There are essentially three approaches to managing hyperthyroidism: surgical removal of gland, radiation therapy to the gland, medication (tapazole, p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Levothyroxine: Thyroid hormone replacement with levothyroxine is the standard of care for patients with hypothyroidism.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Natural thyroid: Armour thyroid is dried thyroid from pigs. It contains active T3 (liothyronine) hormone and inactive T4 hormone that your body changes into the active ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Smoking?: Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been used during pregnancy without mayor issues with the baby, though you do need to watch for adverse events on the mother ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
You could: Plenty of hyperthyroid patients get pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant make sure the antithyroid medication is ptu (propylthiouracil) - not M ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
It depend: it depend on symptoms and blood test if blood test were normal as far as the thyroid function concern you still have to treat the symptoms of tachyca ... Read More
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