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which foods do you need to avoid with antithyroid medications

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Antithyroid: There are many products available. Have your doctor advise you and also discuss this with your pharmacist. Please only take FDA approved therapies. T ... Read More

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A 33-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 31-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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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple but uncommon: One in ten patient on antithyroid drugs can have rashes, joint pains, bad taste in their mouth. More rarely, patients may have a reversible drop in th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Side Effects: Starting with a fairly high dose of thyroxine may cause palpitations, insomnia and possible atrial fibrillation. If serum TSH is over 10, start with ... Read More
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A 27-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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Meds for Grave's: 52F from UK asks if one can take antithyroid meds indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' Disease. ANS: Yes and sometimes one can ev ... Read More
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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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Yes it is safe and is necessary but first you need to complete the workup. I recommend seeing an endocrinologist at this time to sort this out. If y ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Breast Feeding thyro: Safety of breast feeding while on anti thyroid medicines.Anumber of studies found no effect on thyroid function and physical and intellectual developm ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Maybe: Many pediatricians strongly discourage breastfeeding while taking ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. These meds can affect the baby by lowering h ... Read More

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