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Centroid Thyroid Medication Side Effects
Went to ER thought tetanus dr said not the case stiffness in neck and jaw and muscle spasms all over. Doctor said probably related to medication side effects does this sound accurate?
Yes: ...I am assuming the doctor did a good history and that you have had tetanus vaccine in the recent past, that you did not receive a deep dirty wound, and that medications you are taking could explain your symptoms. ...Read more
Epocrates is a reliable, current site for information about all prescription medications. If you believe you have side effects from a prescription medication you are taking, call your doctor and discuss it with him or her.
Side effects may be very serious, minor, may go away with time, and so on. Talk to your treating physician. ...Read more
Any specific group?: There are many different chronic pain medicines, and each one has advantages, side effects and risks. Some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Any specific group (TCA, AED, Opioids)? ...Read more
Increase of any medication, past the optimum dosing, can cause side effects. This includes blood pressure medications, cholesterol meds, antidepressants, antipsychotics, you name it.
Too much of thyroid rx can basically cause you sxs of hyperthyroidism - jittery, anxious, heart palpitations, increase blood pressure, heat intolerancek elevated heart rate, loss of appetite, loss of weight, etc. ...Read more
Depends: Best way to ease side effects is stop med. If has not helped with ha, don't take. There are many options for treatment of migraines. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
More complicated: Don't know how one can tell which thyroxine tablets are best absorbed in a one individual, because of the complicating factors. If having trouble, one can save up some money and buy the name brand every time. Then, eat similar amounts and similar types of food near the time when thyroxine is taken, plus take it at the same time every day. Calcium, iron, antacids, etc., changes the absorption. ...Read more
Depends: Many children who will develop tourette syndrome (ts) may first seem to have "typical" symptoms of adhd at age 6 or younger, which may result in their receiving stimulants. The average age of diagnosis of ts is about 8 years. Stimulants can unmask tics, so it may look like they are the cause. If vocal and motor tics continue even when the stimulant is stopped or start later, it is still ts. ...Read more
What is the best approach to anxiety/ hypochondria? Scared of medication side effects. How long does therapy take to work?
I have a friend that has gout and is worried about the medication side effects, does anyone know the negative effects of allopurinol?
Alcohol use?: Though nausea is a common side effect of Flagyl (metronidazole), severe vomiting is not. However, if you take Flagyl and also consume alcohol, there is an interaction between the Flagyl and the alcohol that can lead to severe nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing of the skin. ...Read more
Drug combinations: There are too many possible drug interactions to list. Ask your pharmacist or your doctor to check for interactions between any and all of the drugs you are taking, including both prescription and non-prescription drugs. ...Read more
Epocrates: Epocrates has been around for many years, and gives excellent information about all prescription medications, including side effects. Search epocrates, click on their web site, set up an account, and go from there. Physicians use this information every day for treating their patients. It is reliable. ...Read more
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What are some side effects when you stop taking your methimazole medication for thyroid problems?
Return of symptoms: If you stop methimazole, you might have return of the original symptoms prior to starting methimazole, that is, hyperthyroid symptoms such as: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement... ...Read more
Chronic pain medication side effects, after getting prescribed tramadol and codeine. Is it normal to feel 'hung over' the day after taking them?
I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should I stop?
Discuss with doctor: Many of the stimulant medications can exacerbate tics. Some of the other medications used for adhd also treat tics. It is important to discuss with you treating physician as options would include switching the medication, adding another medication, or stopping the medication. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on the illness and medication. It can happen immediately or take many years. Some side effects never occur in an individual. This question can't be answered so generally. ...Read more
Depends on the half: Life of the medicine, some meds last longer in the body, some fat soluble meds stay in fat cells for days to weeks, usually most meds clears in 3-4 days, most meds ...Read more
I'm pretty confident that I am taking to strong of a thyroid medication. I know my levels fluctuate. Is it possible to feel side effects from to much? On top of that, I am also a mom to a 9 month old and barely sleep.
Friend diagnosed w bipolar started taking lamictal a couple weeks ago. Any insight into medication/side effects?
Rash: Main one is a bad rash that can be avoided by starting on a low dose and increasing slow according to directions if you miss a day you have to start over--most pts like it no sedation or wt gain. ...Read more
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How risky is protopic used around eyes area for eczema. Worried about the lymphoma risk listed in medication side effects.
Do I have medication side effects or something worse? Been feeling dizzy, unable to concentrate, sleepy all day and flushed for a week - prometrium (micronized progesterone)
Let me help you: While most women have no problems with prometrium, (micronized progesterone) side effects may occur during treatment. The most common side effects include dizziness, headaches, and cramping. Potentially dangerous side effects are also possible. If you develop any of these serious side effects of prometrium, (micronized progesterone) such as migraines or yellowing of the skin, contact your healthcare provider right away. ...Read more
No: Thyroid controls metabolism but not sexual development or maturation. Pituitary controls both thyroid & testes but if he's only missing thyroid, then testes should be ok. However, if testosterone is low, need to figure out why. Low t might be due to testicular issue (coincident w/thyroid) or be due to pituitary problem (see above) or perhaps liver (via excess iron - hemochromatosis), etc. Go c doc. ...Read more