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Paranoid (Definition)

Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more


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Can 100 mcg thyroxine dosage cause sleepness nights?

Can 100 mcg thyroxine dosage cause sleepness nights?

Yes: Sure, if it is too much. Have your doctor measure serum T4 and tsh, and adjust the dose. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old. I have been taking synthroid (thyroxine) for years. But my levels have never been this high. My levels are 14.3, what do I do next?

I am 43 years old.  I have been taking synthroid (thyroxine) for years.  But my levels have never been this high.  My levels are 14.3, what do I do next?

Expect a dose change: The solution is as simple as you might expect. Your treating doctor will increase your Synthroid (thyroxine) dose and recheck your TSH every 6wks or so until the level normalizes. Sometimes ones needed dose simply and unavoidably creeps up over time, but if there's suspicion of a specific cause your doctor may order imaging of the thyroid or other tests to investigate the reason for the change. ...Read more

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Does l thyroxine cause osteoporosis ? Or is it completely false ?

Does l thyroxine cause osteoporosis ? Or is it completely false ?

Osteoporosis: It is very unlikely particularly if you are taking the dose your doctor prescribed and you have follow up labs. ...Read more

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Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac disturbances?

Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac disturbances?

When overused: Yes. Taken in excess (or, much less commonly at a dose that's just too high for you) synthroid (thyroxine) can cause abnormal rhythms, particularly in the top chamber. These can manifest as palpitations, rapid heart rate, or even near-fainting symptoms. Lab tests can evaluate whether you have too much synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause ringing in your ears?

Not likely: It should not. If you were getting too much or too little synthroid, (thyroxine) there could be symptoms, but this is not a likely symptoms. ...Read more

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I think i may have taken too many synthroid...How do I know if I should get medical attention? My regular dose is 100mcg...Im 31 years old...I was switching back and forth between day and night shifts...And i think I am confusing my days and nights...I ju

I think i may have taken too many synthroid...How do I know if I should get medical attention? My regular dose is 100mcg...Im 31 years old...I was switching back and forth between day and night shifts...And i think I am confusing my days and nights...I ju

No. : No. You should be ok. Side effects of too much thyroid include: rapid heartrate, chest pain, fatigue, sweating. It should be temporary. You really need to make sure that you don't do this again. I suggest using a 7 day pill box to help remind you whether you took the medicine already or not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Paxil (paroxetine) or Synthroid cause blackouts?

Can Paxil (paroxetine) or Synthroid cause blackouts?

Blackouts: There are many reasons for "blackouts"; whether it is caused by the medications or by the condition that the medication is treating, or something else, can not be determined through this column. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Paranoia (Definition)

Paranoia is a symptom in which the individual's thought process is pervaded by ...Read more


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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid ...Read more