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Can I Donate Blood If I Am Taking Thyroid Medication
see details: Beta blockers are not a good first-line option for treating hypertension. I would obtain a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Can I take super hd cellucor if I have thyroid problems and am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) to control it?
Why take the chance?: The "stuff" says it is "a powerful energy, focus, and ‘feel-good’ weight-loss product. Super hd contains rauwolfia, amla fruit and yohimbe extract to deliver the most intense and high-powered fat incinerating and energy blend". In general, claims that supplements make are just claims. It is wisest to beware of products with lots of marketing hype. ...Read more
Breast Feeding thyro: Safety of breast feeding while on anti thyroid medicines.Anumber of studies found no effect on thyroid function and physical and intellectual development in infants who are brest fed while on ptu (propylthiouracil), (propylthiouracil) Methimazole and tapazole. Methimazole and tapazole cross in the milk easily, but ptu (propylthiouracil) is crossed in small amont and is preferable still some physicians have concern abut thyroid suupression, goiter and devel. ...Read more
All Drs, NPs, PAs: You should tell all your healthcare providers and be sure they are aware whenever you are prescribed a new medication or change in dose. The most common blood thinner, warfarin or coumadin, is a tricky medicine that interacts with many medicines. This could affect the potency of the other medicine and/or the thinness (measured by the inr) of the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: If your thyroid lab test are in the normal range on your replacement therapy; there is no reason for concern. Your doctor and you must also consider any thyroid symptoms like feeling cold, depression, fast heart rate, thinning hair, nervoussness in the equation; as hormones do change with pregnancy. If you have normal thyroid function on labs and normal thyroid symptoms you are fine to breastfeed. ...Read more
If I'm anemic can I still donate blood if I don't take iron pills and if I'm on kidney medication?
No: Only in a special situation where a anemic person's blood is urgently needed would anyone want to take an anemic person's blood donation... because it would make the donor even more anemic. Perhaps if an anemic person was the only matching donor remaining in town, and a tranfusion was emergently needed... but that situation should not happen anywhere in modern America. ...Read more
Maybe: Many pediatricians strongly discourage breastfeeding while taking ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. These meds can affect the baby by lowering his thyroid hormone levels right at the time he needs them for growth and brain development. Others will monitor the baby for any signs of slow growth or get blood tests to check thyroid levels. Close supervision is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have blood work for which I am fasting for. Can i take the metoprolol before the blood test? Doctor didn't mention medication..
It's ok: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: You mean glucovance (glyburide and metformin)? The only time you have to stop it is when you are allergic to it (can't tolerate it) or when your kidneys are not working well. If your blood sugar goes very low, they will stop it as Glucovance (glyburide and metformin) is Glyburide + metformin which can cause low bs. Sometimes they temporarily hold the Glucovance (glyburide and metformin) if you go through a scan with contrast but you can restart it a few days after the scan. ...Read more
Ok if normal: I agree to have your levels checked first before trying to get pregnant. If you are under a doctors care and your levels are normal, then having hypothryoidism should pose little problems getting pregnant. As a matter of fact, when i start treating a woman for hypothryoidism, i warn her of increased risk of getting pregnant once she is normalized. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I donate plasma if I have hypothyroid and I am prescribed medications like oxycodone flexril and dizapam for degenerative disc diease? I am o+
I am taking blood pressure pills and they are making my sex-drive down what do you think i need to do I am taking blood preeure pills for about six months now
Usually : Usually you don't have to make a choice between decreased libido and having a healthy blood pressure. You would be amazed at how many people don't tell their doctors that their medicine is causing a change is sex drive or sexual performance. I recommend that you let your cardiologist know, as often a change in medication can be made. Sexual intimacy is very important in relatioships. See how your doctor can help. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May I take L-glutamine if I have high blood pressure? I want to take it after a work out. Currently taking lisinopril 20mg and atenolol 25mg
Maybe (not) . . .: Good news: I couldn't find any drug-drug interaction btwn L-glutamine, Lisinopril & Atenolol (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=273-0,3011-0,1476-0). Even better news: I couldn't find any reason not to take glutamine in those w/high blood pressure (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/glutamine.html). Still, it's best to monitor BP for several wks before starting glutamine. Then recheck on ...Read more
Calorie control: Thyroid medication completely replaces the function of your missing thyroid gland, verified by lab tests. Weight loss is accomplished by taking in less calories than what is burned. Emphasize fresh fruit, green vegetables, whole grain cereal, and lean meat. Avoid sugar, fats, sodium, and starch - like corn, beans, rice, potatoes, bread, and pasta. See your doctor for thyroid management and diet. ...Read more
My hemoglobin is 8.5. I am 20 years old. I am anemic n I have pica disorder. What diet should I start taking? I don't want to take medicines.
Iron: You should go to see your doctor and have some evaluation to find the etiology of your anemia. Although it is likely due to iron deficiency- with the pica, your monthly menses etc- however, it would be best to really find and document the cause of this anemia and treat the anemia based on the problem accordingly. If you do have iron deficiency -you can see more info at- www.Ironrichfood.Org. ...Read more
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