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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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Could you tell me what happens when doctor cuts down on thyroid medicine, can you have symptoms worse?

Could you tell me what happens when doctor cuts down on thyroid medicine, can you have symptoms worse?

Depends why cut down: Thyroid medicine is only reduced if your blood test for TSH and T4 shows that you are getting more than your body needs and that's when your doctor may cut down your thyroid medicine.It will not make you worse.Talk to your doctor and know what your blood test shows. ...Read more

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Why is that my thyroid medicine changes every 3 month?

Why is that my thyroid medicine changes every 3 month?

Thyroid medicine: Your doctor is likely trying to titrate your medicine up and down to get the proper thyroid level. It takes a while (ie 3 months) before you can tell if the medication needs to be increased or decreased. ...Read more

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How much time will ittake for thyroid medicine to work?

How much time will ittake for thyroid medicine to work?

Thyroid Medication: You can notice the effects of thyroid medication within a few days, but you should be experiencing whatever full effect you will get by about six weeks. ...Read more

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Why don't i feel better when i take my thyroid medicine?

Why don't i feel better when i take my thyroid medicine?

Need right dose!: Right medicine, wrong dose doesn't help, regardless of condition. Of course, wrong medicine, regardless of dose, is bad. So how do we find right dose for thyroid medicine? Check your tsh. Many docs now recommend aiming for 1-2, not just 4.49 (if "normal" range is 0.45-4.5). However, recent study suggests that a few patients may respond better to desiccated thyroid. Check out http://goo.Gl/h93xxf. ...Read more

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What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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What happens if accidentally take doses of thyroid medicine?

Depends on dose: If you accidentally take a few doses of thyroid hormone, nothing is likely to happen. If you take high doses for a prolonged time you will become hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

Weight thyroid: Thyroid disease whether over active or under active should be treated to normal levels once levels are normal it has no effects on your weight after few months in order to gain weight you can use well balanced foods with good nutritious calories. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long will take for thyroid medicine to work?

Depends: on the medication, and the reason it was prescribed. Meds like levothyroxine (for hypothyroid) are usually tested 1 month after starting, or changing dose to check hormone levels. Most patients will gradually feel effect before that time. ...Read more