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50 Mg Thyroid Medicine
Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
No interactions: No interactions between these medications that I am aware of. ...Read more
Depends: Every person who needs thyroid medication, has to have their dose individualized, based on both their clinical symptoms and their labs. So one person might be on 150 mcg and another similarly sized and affected person might only be on 75 mcg and yet, based on their symptoms and labs, they are on the correct dose. So, truly the answer depends on a trained physician's skill and recommendations. ...Read more
Total thyroidectomy in april for papillary cancer. Current Synthroid (thyroxine) dose is 100mcg. Tsh is 0.12. Doctor ordered FSH day 3, will i ovulate?
4-21-14 Thyroidectomy r/t thyroiditis, goiter. On Synthroid (thyroxine) 137 mcg- hypo s/s returning have felt great for months. Would adding Cytomel help?
Not specific: The signs & symptoms of hypothyroidism are not specific for hypothyroidism (not a single one). Recheck your thyroid labs. If they're normal, your symptoms are due to something else. Having said that, I'm happy to do a trial of Cytomel with the Synthroid (thyroxine) in patients who want to try as long as I don't make them hyperthyroid. Some people report feeling better with comparable labs taking a little T3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?
Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On levothynxine .025 mcg. Normal thyroid. 433.8urine calcium- 1800 ml urine sample.Bd -0.9rt hip/neck. -0.8 lumbar. -0.4 forearm. Meaning? Recommendat
Questions: http://www.jbc.org/content/28/1/237.full.pdf to better understand that urinary calcium levels vary. It is best to do a creatinine clearance and a 24 hour urinary calcium level. Whoever ordered it should review it with you. The thyroid function is ok so you should stay on that dose. The bone density is more accurate in hips and lumbar spine and should be reviewed with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on levothy-100mcg and liothy-50mcg. In addition, my DR wants me to take tyrosine 500mg, ithyroid 6.25mg,selenium 200mcg,and zinc 30mg. Is this ok?
It's totally absurd: Hi. Sorry to insult your quack, but taking tyrosine and elemental iodine makes ZERO sense for someone with hypothyroidism. It makes me question the diagnosis in the first place. The l-thyroxine and T3 (liothyronine) doses you're on would make many people HYPERthyroid (that's a high T3 (liothyronine) dose I only used to use temporarily in stages of thyroid cancer treatment...WITHOUT l-thyroxine). Please see an endocrinologist! ...Read more
C.L.I.A method. T3-83ng/dl,T4-8.3ug/dl,TSH-8.07uIU/ml. T3&T4 are normal but TSH level elevated.is it thyroid? Shall i take medicine or natural diet?
Elevated TSH: The elevated TSH suggests your thyroid is in the process of failing, probably from Hashimotos thyroiditis, which is autoimmune. If you feel well, you need not take anything now, but your thyroid will likely fail, and you will need to take levothyroxine. This could happen in 3 months or could take years. Many doctors would start meds now. Diet/herbs/iodine/vitamins will not help. ...Read more
16 y/o male. Weight lifting for about 1 year, perfect diet/nutrition + sleep. Safe to take 1/2 dose Animal Pak multivitamin or too many vitamins?
It has soem high num: I looked at a website: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/univ/animalpak.html?mcid=GGL_US_Products-Products_Universal_Animal_Pak&bbkwid=36240441&gclid=CP26tIbH0MsCFQQbaQodL1oNEQ It has a lot and sometimes very high compared to recommendations. The calcium at 2 grams a day is too much. I did not see vitamin D whcih is improtant for your muscles. Check your vit D level and ask your physician ...Read more
I am taking 50 mg zoloft, (sertraline) .5 mg klonopin, omega 3 supplement and vitamin b complex to manage my ocd. I also drink coffee. Is this a safe combination?
Yes, but minimize: stimulants--even coffee--as these can make OCD Sx's worse. ...Read more
Is melatonin a safe sleep aid if currently taking Synthroid (thyroxine) and lipitor(generic)? Have read conflicting opinions...Thanks!
Thyroid u/s rl 2.2x1.5x6.1, ll 1.8x1.1x5.1. Mildly heterogeneous exhotexture.T4free 1.3 t3total 94 TSH .63. Having many thyroid symptoms.Thyroid prob?
Is there any problem w/ me taking my daily doses of Levothyroxine, 175mcg, and Sertraline HCL, 100mg, together each morning? Reduced Levo absorption?
50 Grams: This would be the equivalent of taking a bottle of 100 tablets of extra strength tylenol. This has the potential of being anywhere from fatal to cause permanent liver damage. If you know anyone who consumed this much acetaminophen, see that the patient gets to the emergency department asap. ...Read more
I am 67 years old, 5'2" and weigh 197. I take 100 mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) 50 mg of hyzaar, and 81 baby aspirin. How can I lose weight? I am miserable!
BMI 36: Hi. Your BMI is 36. Your high BP may be caused/exacerbated by your weight. No diabetes? Sleep apnea? You would at least warrant a trial of Belviq (lorcaserin) or Qsymia. Talk with your doc. Be open minded to therapy for obesity. Eat healthy and exercise regularly regardless. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My TSH is 9.75, T3 (liothyronine) is 2.10 and T4 is 0.73. I am taking 50 mg Thyroxine everyday. Is this enough or should i increase my dose?
Need more: TSH is still high. If you have been on same dosage for more than 6 weeks, you should talk to your primary. If dosage has been adjusted recently, you need to give it time for TSH to come down. Typically takes four to six weeks. You can also request a consult on health tap for a charge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to doc : I don't have enough information of your health to tell you what is causing the irregular bleeding. See your doc. Could be thyroid, prolactin, other meds, drugs, hormone imbalance, polyps, fibroids; a lot of stuff. Need exam and ultrasound, maybe blood work. Def recheck thyroid and do a preg test. ...Read more
On atenelol 25 mg 2x a day for pressure and levothyroxine137 cardiol wants me to take a 81 mg aspirin everyday had tests no heart dis do u agree re as?
I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?
Thyroid medicine: Your doctor is likely trying to titrate your medicine up and down to get the proper thyroid level. It takes a while (ie 3 months) before you can tell if the medication needs to be increased or decreased. ...Read more
Thyroid Medication: You can notice the effects of thyroid medication within a few days, but you should be experiencing whatever full effect you will get by about six weeks. ...Read more
Need right dose!: Right medicine, wrong dose doesn't help, regardless of condition. Of course, wrong medicine, regardless of dose, is bad. So how do we find right dose for thyroid medicine? Check your tsh. Many docs now recommend aiming for 1-2, not just 4.49 (if "normal" range is 0.45-4.5). However, recent study suggests that a few patients may respond better to desiccated thyroid. Check out http://goo.Gl/h93xxf. ...Read more
Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight thyroid: Thyroid disease whether over active or under active should be treated to normal levels once levels are normal it has no effects on your weight after few months in order to gain weight you can use well balanced foods with good nutritious calories. ...Read more
1 week...: To see noticeable effect; 6 weeks to get full benefit of that new dose. ...Read more
Being sick: If you don't want to take the medication, you can always be sick, feel badly and possibly die early. It's always your choice with any disease. Doctors only advise, they don't force you to be intelligent or healthy. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Thyroid hormone therapy is necessary hormone for metabolism. If one is taking the medication because they have no thyroid gland at all (i.e. After surgery or radioiodine therapy), then stopping the medication can eventually be life-threatening. It may takes months for the person to see the effect though. Generally it is not a good idea to stop taking thyroid hormone without the doctor's advise. ...Read more
You will: Feel poorly, be unhealthy, have preventable medical problems, and probably die earlier than you need to, is that enough reason to take your medication properly, it is totally irrational not to do so. ...Read more
It's best to be: Taken on an empty stomach, to insure consistent absorption. However, if you take it under the same conditions each day, and then check the levels, you can adjust the dose if necessary until it's appropriate. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement for consistency. Don't take within two hours of calcium, iron or vitamins. ...Read more
Skip today,but: You can skip today. But if you have already taken it this AM no cause for concern. Shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more