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Hi I have been diagnosed with overactive thyroid & been put on both neomercazole & levothyroxine. Is there any diet pills I can take.

Hi I have been diagnosed with overactive thyroid & been put on both neomercazole & levothyroxine. Is there any diet pills I can take.

No: There are no diet pills to treat overactive thyroid. Usually, when the thyroid is overactive, an anti-thyroid medication is used to slow down thyroid function. Although some physicians add levothyroxine once thyroid hormone levels are well controlled, most endocrinologist would wean teh anti-thyroid drug to a small dose before adding levothyroxine. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Have an overactive thyroid but after the Depo-Provera shot I have gained a lot of weight and can't lose it I want to take diet pills but scared please help?

Have an overactive thyroid but after the Depo-Provera shot I have gained a lot of weight and can't lose it I want to take diet pills but scared please help?

Dep shot only water: You cannot take diet pills with an overactive thyroid gland, people with this problem are thin, are you confusing low thyroid (hypothyroid) with overactive thyroid. If you thyroid is overactive the TSH would be less than 0.5 may be 0.1, check it out
the Depo-Provera shot retains water but does not make you gain more than a 2 lbs.
Diet pills are certainly not the answer. ...Read more

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Overactive thyroid gained tremendous weight after Depo-Provera shot I'm on atenolol 25 mg once daily and methimazole 10 mg 3x daily can I take diet pills?

Ask your doctor: First of all, diet pills are a short term solution to a long term problem. Most contain stimulants, and these are definitely unsafe w/ active hyperthyroidism. Once thyroid levels are normal, they may be as safe as in someone w/ no thyroid problems, but still don't address the causes of weight gain. Be patient, many hyperthyroid patients gain weight because their appetite increases. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Possibly: This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking. Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addition to unwanted and dangerous short term and long term side effects. It is essential that you find out what is in a diet pill, or any pill, before you decide to take it. It is best to consult a physician. ...Read more

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What are the diet pills that caused that heart problem?

What are the diet pills that caused that heart problem?

Fen-phen: Fenfluramine & phentaramine were two medications that when taken together as a weight loss aid were found to cause heart problems in some patients. The material was pulled from the marked in 1997 after the problems became evident. ...Read more

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Will truvision diet pills cause a positive ua for amphetamines?

Will truvision diet pills cause a positive ua for amphetamines?

+ amphet test: Ask the person doing the test. It depends on the test. What is in truvision? Could be amphetamines. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?

It may affect absorp: It may hinder the absoption of synthroid (thyroxine) and you may not get the full dose of thyroid replacement as needed.
So there is no absolute contraindication for taking diet pills and synthroid (thyroxine) as long as thyroid functions are monitored regularly and dose adjustment made if needed. ...Read more

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I got my period twice in one month and this month I diddnt get it why? Can it be cause im taking diet pills? Amp up

I got my period twice in one month and this month I diddnt get it why? Can it be cause im taking diet pills? Amp up

Menopause: Yes. Or you are in early menopause. But, here is the real answer if you were sitting in my office. I would ask you gently why you think being on diet pills will in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss? They won't, in fact, be of any benefit to your health or your preferred weight. ...Read more

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What would cause loss of appetite? Not on any diet pills or anything.

What would cause loss of appetite? Not on any diet pills or anything.

Anorexia nervosa: Loss of appetite if accompanied by weight loss is anorexia nervosa. It can lead to malnutrition. Medical complications of anorexia include: Cardiovascular e.g Prolonged QT interval, low heart rate, low Blood pressure. abnormal or no menstrual cycle, severe bone loss, constipation etc. If you have loss of appetite and weight loss you need to see doctor asap. It can lead to these serious problems ...Read more

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Is it possible taking drugs class a, b, and c. And taking diet pills can cause a female fertility problems?

Is it possible taking drugs class a, b, and c. And taking diet pills can cause a female fertility problems?

Fertility: Class a, b, and c drugs and diet pills will not cause problems with being able to conceive (fertility. Class a/b drugs are safe to take while you're pregnant (having conceived. Class c drugs are those that should be taken only if benefits outweigh the risk and preferably not at the time of conception and in the first trimester. Diet pills would not be recommended to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could diet pills cause heart failure?

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Could diet pills cause heart failure?

Possibly: During the phenertermine scare several years ago, certain valvular disorders as well as pulmonary artery hypertension were associated with its use in weight loss regimens. Heart failure was a possible result. Some older diet pills are variants of amphetamines, which is a "sympathomimetic". Chronic use of such agents can lead to cardiomyopathy that may result in heart failure. New agents better? ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause yeast infection?

Can diet pills cause yeast infection?

Not unless: They elevated your blood sugar. But, they won't help you lose weight either once you stop them (if prescription) or at all (if OTC). Learn to eat less and exercise more. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause your breasts to be sore?

Can diet pills cause your breasts to be sore?

Possibly?: It depends on the actual ingredients contained in the pill. My best advice is to stop them for 2-3 weeks and see if the soreness goes away. On the other hand, could you be pregnant...? ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Not likely: It may depend on what "diet pills" you are talking about, but most over the counter pills will not affect your thyroid or pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Can taking diet pills cause you permanent damage?

Not really but: Diet pills approved by fda and given by prescriptions by your doctor do not cause any permanent damage but in my opinion they do not make you loose weight consistantly and may have side effects and addiction possibilities. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause not being able to get pregnant?

Can diet pills cause not being able to get pregnant?

Not likely: I suppose it would depend on what diet pills you're referring to but in general this does not prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does it sound like MS was caused by taking diet pills for years?

Does it sound like MS was caused by taking diet pills for years?

No.: If by ms, you mean multiple sclerosis, there is no evidence that diet pill use causes it. The cause remains unknown, but there is not known association with stimulants or in other form of diet pills. ...Read more

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Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?

Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?

Sure. But wise? No!: Look it up, e.g. Search google "isotretinoin 40mg nih". Next, do safe & effective diet pills exist? No! by law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, the marketers are exempt from evaluating & proving their claims. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes (not wt. Loss per-se), are helpful for wt? . Best cut the carbs, study nusi. Org, “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? Phentermines?

Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? Phentermines?

Diet pills TSH: F unknown age or medical history asks: Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? ANS: Yes some can. Many OTC preps esp if from Mexico can contain thyroid. There is low and very low. Ask your Dr. Which assay was used? Phentermines? ANS: I don't understand this question. What about phentermine? ...Read more

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Can taking diet pills while trying to get pregnant or in early pregnancy cause harm to the baby, or cause problems trying to concive?

Can taking diet pills while trying to get pregnant or in early pregnancy cause harm to the baby, or cause problems trying to concive?

Yes: Whenever you are actually trying to get pregnant, it is important not to take any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) without checking with your doctor. Some very common medicines can have adverse affects during pregnancy. It is better to be safe and avoid unnecessary medications at this time. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Some may: Very few medications cause elevated eye pressure in and of themselves. Some eyes are shaped in such a way as to be at risk for increased pressure (narrow angles). Certain medications are able to cause narrow angles to become even more narrow, causing the pressure in the eye to elevate. If you are at risk for certain glaucomas, you should see a doctor before starting any new diet medication. ...Read more

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Will taking diet pills cause you to fail a company drug test?

Will taking diet pills cause you to fail a company drug test?

Possibly: It depends on what parameters the company has set and which diet pill you are taking. ...Read more

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What are names of diet pills that will cause u to fail drug test?

No such thing: There is no such diet drug. Remember it is extremely inappropriate to ask a physician to break all ethical rules to help you beat a drug screening process. ...Read more

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I took ephedra/asprin/caffeine diet pills for about 8 years. Could they have caused my heart failure?

I took ephedra/asprin/caffeine diet pills for about 8 years. Could they have caused my heart failure?

Possibly: Every cell in the body needs an adequate supply of energy, especially the heart since it beats 70-80 times a minute for life. You may have upset energy balance and would benefit from vitamin therapy. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life and look at some of the older posts. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause infections such as abscess or puss in the tonsils? I used lipo6 a strong diet pills for 3 days and I got tonsillitis after

No: It is common for patients to ascribe symptoms which occur after an event to that event simply because they are temporally related. That does not make them causally related, although sometimes that may occur, but not in this case. ...Read more

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Why do diet pills and sugar blockers cause me heart palpitations and anxiety. These were prescribed by a doc. Should I continue?

Why do diet pills and sugar blockers cause me heart palpitations and anxiety. These were prescribed by a doc. Should I continue?

Diet pills: You did not say what diet pills you are taking but many are similar to amphetamines, which can cause increased heart rate & blood pressure. Some people are very sensitive to amphetamines & need a smaller dose. Also, they are contraindicated in people w/ cardiac problems or who have a family history cardiac problems. Perhaps another doc can address the "sugar blockers" part of your question. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more