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Best Over The Counter Medication For Thyroid Disease
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Maybe not: You don't say what is wrong with your thyroid, and what medications you are on. If the sx in your neck are from an enlarged thyroid (goiter), the medications may or may not help. It would be important to figure out exactly what is causing your symptoms. Usually a modest size goiter does not cause symptoms. ...Read more
On antihistamine and sinus medications it says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. Why?
Avoid stimulants: Many otc cold medicines have pseudophed or similar stimulant medications. If you are hyperthyroid, this would be an added stimulant. If your heart rate is already 95 from your thyroid, the added stimulant could be bad for your heart. However, if your thyroid is being treated, and your blood ft4 is normal, you are probably ok. ...Read more
Is it safe to use islim when you are under medication of thyroid disease like taking 100mg of thyroxine?
Sure: If you want to waste your money on a worthless product as islim. ...Read more
I see a lot of antihistamine and sinus medications that says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. What is the reason for this?
Fatigued 4weeks.Family history of thyroid disease. My T3 (liothyronine) &T4 just made lowest number to be in normal range. TSH normal.Might I benefit from medication
Yes: While this might be controversial with normal TSH. I would consider a trial of meds if no other explanation for fatigue was apparent. ...Read more
What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?
Most often none: Most often the autoimmune process is not treated. We treat hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism as those are the important consequences of the process. Treating the process itself with immune suppression is theoretically possible, but not done as such treatments can have serious consequences and in thyroid disease do not offer advantages. The only exception is graves' disease with ocular complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had thyroid issues in the past and am having clinical signs again. My dr recommended checking bloodwork but she only checked my TSH (it's normal). Is this the normal/best way to monitor for thyroid disease?
Basic start: For any basic health concern, start with your primary care doctor. You'll get a blood test for the hormones: tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) free t4, free t3 (liothyronine). They will also be able to get hints from the physical examination of your neck and body. Thyroid overactivity: high heart rate, palpitations/heart flutter, weight loss, heat intolerance thyroid underactivity: poor memory, weight gain, cold intolerance. ...Read more
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