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I had a complete thyroidectomy two months ago. What is the mean starting dose for thyroid supplements? I have problems with low body temperature.

I had a complete thyroidectomy  two months ago. What is the mean starting dose for thyroid supplements?  I  have problems with low body temperature.

Depends on health: Healthy individuals are frequently started at 100 mcg of levothyroxine. Don't use armour thyroid. Less healthy individuals might be started at 50 mcg . The level is then checked every 6 to 8 weeks, as it takes quite a while to make a change, and stabilize. The medication is increased by 50 to 100 mcg at a time . Levothyroxine should be taken on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 after a meal. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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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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Would low body temperature cause anxiety? Get attacks every night and take Lexapro (escitalopram) which helps, but doesn't fix the problem. Also have low thyroid.

Would low body temperature cause anxiety? Get attacks every night and take Lexapro (escitalopram) which helps, but doesn't fix the problem. Also have low thyroid.

Possibly: hypothyroidism may contribute to lower body temp or feeling cold, as might a history of anxiety. Interestingly both issues are associated with constriction of blood flow to extremities, increasing the feeling of cold. suggest discussing symptoms with your provider. Also consider cognitive behavior therapy for panic symptoms as well as visualization activities to increase blood flow to extremities. ...Read more

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Hav low body temperature week+ 35c to 36c. Night sweats 6 mos+. Thyroid tests in range. All cbc fine except wbc and neutrophil ⬆seen dr. Leukemia?or?

Hav low body temperature week+ 35c to 36c. Night sweats 6 mos+. Thyroid tests in range. All cbc fine except wbc and neutrophil ⬆seen dr. Leukemia?or?

Ans: Elevated abx is important. You need to find out why. Go to your doctor and ask for blood test d dimer. Then if positive a chest ct. Keep looking for the cause. The possibilities are many ...Read more

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What is the explanation for a person sufferinn from low body temperature and feeling cold (96.5-96.7f) after having episodes of high grade fever (101f?

What is the explanation for a person sufferinn from low body temperature and feeling cold (96.5-96.7f) after having episodes of high grade fever (101f?

Post infection: It is not unusual to have post infection fatigue,clamminess and low body temperature after the febrile period of the infection has resolved. This post viral state can last a week or more. ...Read more

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Severe headache descending into my neck, feeling feverish but low body temperature- what could this be?

Severe headache descending into my neck, feeling feverish but low body temperature- what could this be?

Many things: We truly need more information. I would recommend that you be seen by a physician. S/he will determine what further evaluation you need. ...Read more

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S low body temperature a bad sign?

S low body temperature a bad sign?

Low body temperature: A mildly low body temperature is not always a problem. A temperature less than 95f (35c) is considered hypothermia and temperatures this low can produce problems for a person. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a low body temperature?

May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

Basal temperature: Your temperature is not lower at ovulation it is your baseline temperature. After ovulation you have an increase in temperature by about 1/2 to 1 degree caused by progesterone. If you are not pregnant your tempaerature will return to the basal level when your next period starts. Some people note a slight drop in temp just prior to ovulation but this is not consistent. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants cause low body temperature?

Can immunosuppressants cause low body temperature?

No (not directly): If a person become seriously infected (septic) while on an immunospressant they can have a low body temperature. Drugs that directly cause low body temperature include meds for anxiety, depression, alcohol, beta blockers, opiods, and general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

Fever: Fever is generally considered to be a temperature of 38 degrees celcius (100.4f) or higher. Having a lower basal temperature may not necessarily change that. ...Read more

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Hypothermia (Definition)

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