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A 43-year-old female asked:
i was diagnosed as having grave's disease in april of 2012. i received the radioactive iodine therapy on may 25th this year. my thyroid is under active now so i started taking levoxyl 100 mcg on august 30th and i am still feeling extremely tired and i ga
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Need time to normal: Radio iodine therapy is used to treat graves' disease, by destroying the over active thyroid. It takes most patients a few months for the thyroid to drop to under-active levels. Once low thyroid is identified and Levoxyl started, it will take at least 3-4 weeks before levothyroxine has noticeable effects. Then it may take months to adjust to correct dose... Be patient while levels normalize!
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Is it the correct...: Dose is the issue
md must check thyoid blood tests, freet4 and TSH to make sure both normal
if they are , look for other causes of fatigue!
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A 21-year-old member asked:
If I have thyroid nodules does that mean I have thyroid cancer?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Endocrinology
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can thyroid cancer increase breast cancer risk?
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Not usually: There are some families who have increased rates of a variety of cancers, including papillary thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. But having one does not cause an risk for another; instead inherited genes put a person at increased risk for both. A person with a history of thyroid cancer should be sure to get recommended mammograms and colon tests.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
I was in an accident 3months ago had X-ray of my neck due to whiplash. I've been seeing a chiropractor but it still hurts. Should I get an mri?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes if not improved: If you are still hurting without any real improvement or if it is feeling worse, then a MRI would be indicated unless the pain is mild and not affecting your life.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What are good ways relieve throat pain?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
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Everytime I go to a pool or beach I get a pain in my stomach and throat I go in at any distance in it. I am currently not on any medication.Ideas?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Situational symptoms: When your symptoms are so situational (distress occurs when you are in a particular place or circumstance but rarely occur other times) then stress must be entertained as a possibility (like fear of heights, ladders, flying, etc.) phobias are readily treatable, once you've ruled out medical problems that can prompt identical symptoms. See your doctor as to how to go about addressing this issue.
5.7k viewsReviewed Jun 26, 2020
Last updated Jun 27, 2014
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