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Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Yes: You can develop an allergy to thyroid supplements or to components of the tablets. You may need to try other alternatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

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


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Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Thyroid disease: The concern is for those patients who have hyperthyroidism. These medications can cause hypertension and high blood pressure and hypethyroidism can too. They would each make these symptoms worse. ...Read more

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What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?

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 more

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How can one find out if thyroid disease?

How can one find out if  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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more