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how does regular cocaine use affect hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It may worsen it: There is some evidence that heavy Cocaine use may cause a transient overactivity of the thyroid, whereas stopping it can do the opposite and lower thyroid function. Neither of these conditions are usually dramatic or very significant, but if an individual already had thyroid problems, it could complicate things. You list Cocaine under your meds - IT ISN'T. Get help with your drug problem asap.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Synthroid (thyroxine): Any of the prescription thyroid replacements are fine.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

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Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Cretinism: Until about 14 weeks gestation the fetus depends on the mother's thyroid hormone before it can make its own. Severe low levels of maternal thyroid hormone can cause cretinism which is a syndrome of severe physical stunting and mental developmental delay. If already diagnosed with hypothyroidism be diligent about taking daily thyroid hormone medication and get levels checked every 3 months at least.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of pregnancy on hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Hypothyroidism: The various hormones of pregnancy may cause a change in the dose of thyroid medication you will need to stay well controlled. Never just stop your meds without talking to your doc.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there treatment options for cocaine addiction?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Cbt and medications : You may try cognitive behavioral therapy, some research and personal observation has shown modafanil and Armodafinil with some success along with topiramate other data sows the use of Gabapentin of some use as also strattera (atomoxetine) but I have seen better results with Armodafinil and Modafinil when treating patients both in Cocaine dependency and withdrawal.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is my excessive sweating due to hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Probably not: Excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) is not usually caused by low thyroid. On the other end of the spectrum, hyperthyroidism can cause sweating and heat intolerance.

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