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Doctor insights on: Borage Oil And Thyroid Meds

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Dr. Barbara Hummel Dr. Hummel
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse.

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Ogletree Dr. Ogletree
Pharmacology
years in practice
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What's the danger in using borage oil or pilla?

What's the danger in using borage oil or pilla?

Liver issues: Can occur if the product has unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Because of the concern of reliable quality in US products, I usually prefer other sources of GLA. There are companies that remove the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, but you should be careful about choosing your product.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham Dr. Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it ok to take borage oil pills to induce labor?

I wouldn't: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment. Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for you and your baby. Unless of course, you are going too far past your due date. I wouldn't take a chance with over the counter products to induce labor, .

Dr. Barbara A Majeroni Dr. Majeroni
Family Medicine
years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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I started taking 5 borage oil pills daily 1000mg. Is there anything harmful doing this. Dr. Oz suggested 800mg daily of gla. Each pill contains 160mg?

Clarify: If the total you are taking is 1000 mg per day, this has been used safely for up to 24 weeks. If they are 1000 mg per pill, you are taking way too much.

Dr. Lori Lange Dr. Lange
Family Medicine
years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can I take super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, and borage oil, and wormwood black walnut together?? Thanks

Can I take super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, and borage oil, and wormwood black walnut together?? Thanks

Mild interactions: Hi LoriX8 Taking super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, borage oil and wormwood black walnut may produce loose stools. The Magnesium fish, flax and borage oil have a laxative effect. While you can take them all at once you might be better to take the super b and wormwood black walnut in the morning and the laxative ones at beditme. Be cautious Dr Lori Lange- Pennsylvania

Dr. Faiz Shakir Dr. Shakir
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
11 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Unlikely if. . .: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1463-0, 1059-10639 assuming you're referring to Levothyroxine (there are thyroid medications for an overactive thyroid, too). Do be careful w/your Clonazepam as it can cause confusion, addiction & increase risk for falls & fractures (at least in elderly, no, you don't qualify yet).

Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck!

Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure. How long I need to take med further?

I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure. How long I need to take med further?

Thyroiditis?: If you are referring to autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's disease)- this at first can cause an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) followed by decreased thyoid function (hypothyroidism). You need to have your thyroid hormone levels balance to achieve balance. The medication may be need for a lifetime or the disease can resolve.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern.

Dr. Steven Rosner Dr. Rosner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours.

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What are side effects or drawbacks of using sea buckthorn oil on face and neck?

What are side effects or drawbacks of using sea buckthorn oil on face and neck?

I don't believe: There are any "side effects or drawbacks" from the use of this "essential" oil on your face and neck HOWEVER I cannot find any scientifically based studies on the BENEFITS of such treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Whenever I eat foods with a lot of oil continuously I get dark spots on my chest, back of the neck and back shoulders and they last for long also when?

Whenever I eat foods with a lot of oil continuously I get dark spots on my chest, back of the neck and back shoulders and they last for long also when?

Wrong question: The question is why you have dark spots and what can you do about it. The dark spots are in no way related to any food. A dermatologist will help you if you need to understand and treat this. Since "dark spots" can be due to several different causes there is no specific advise in the absence of more information.

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch Dr. Rosch
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
45 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I had a allergic reaction to a cutting oil where I work my face and neck aer broke out what can I do, ?

I had a allergic reaction to a cutting oil where I work my face and neck aer broke out what can I do, ?

Avoidance: Sounds like a contact dermatitis. Avoidance is only long term effective treatment. A full face shield might help temporarily. That should be a workman comp situation.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Hello, I bought Castrol oil I put it all over my skin mainly because I wanted to get longer lashes but I got acne all over my face+neck. What to do?

Hello, I bought Castrol oil I put it all over my skin mainly because I wanted to get longer lashes but I got acne all over my face+neck. What to do?

Good for engines but: Not good for your skin. Castrol is a brand of regular and synthetic motor oil used in cars, such as the one in my driveway. Castor oil is an oil obtained from castor beans. Wikipedia says Castrol got its name for adding castor oil to its motor oil. Anyway, eyelashes won't grow any faster with this kind of stuff. If oil is not washing off of skin easily, massage body cream into it before washing.

Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can virgin coconut oil be used for skin asthma in the neck and mouth?

Can virgin coconut oil be used for skin asthma in the neck and mouth?

Test a small area: "a minority of people allergic to tree nuts are also allergic to coconut, and some individuals may go into anaphylactic shock or endure other severe symptoms after consuming coconut products." you may want to consult your personal physician before you apply this to your skin and mouth. A hypoallergenic alternative is using aquaphor healing ointment by eucerin.

Dr. Tanu Pandey Dr. Pandey
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Ranchi University, Rajendra Medical College
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I've just started retin a (tretinoin) 0.05% on my face, neck and hands. What's an oil free sunscreen you'd recommend I use? And what SPF 30 or 50 thanks!

I've just started retin a (tretinoin) 0.05% on my face, neck and hands. What's an oil free sunscreen you'd recommend I use? And what SPF 30 or 50 thanks!

Skinceuticals: Skinceuticals Physical Fusion sunscreen is water resistant, oil free, paragon free, tinted sunscreen 50 with a lotion consistency. You cause 30 for regular daily exposure and 50 if out in the sun for a long time. May have to repeat every 2 hours.