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Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Possibly: This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking. Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addition to unwanted and dangerous short term and long term side effects. It is essential that you find out what is in a diet pill, or any pill, before you decide to take it. It is best to consult a physician. ...Read more

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Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Do diet pills affect your thyroid?

Do diet pills affect your thyroid?

Maybe: But diet pills can cause or exacerbate symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Diet pills should not be taken without md supervision. If you are having jitters, heat intolerance, heart palpitations, etc make sure you get seen asap. ...Read more

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Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

See details: How about starting an exercise and strength training program along with a low carbohydrate, low calorie diet? Diet pills have significant risks and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can you take diet pills with hashimotothyroditis?

Can you take diet pills with hashimotothyroditis?

Diet pills & thyroid: 37 from TN asks: Can you take diet pills with Hashimoto thyroiditis? Not enough information. R thyroid tests normal? Diet pills r probably never indicated 4 long term weight loss. Better 2 reduce calories & increase exercise. I recommend using app Loseit 2 track calories n and out and then adjust both 2 get 2 weight goal. Simple n concept difficult n execution. Consult with ur Dr. Try DASH Diet ...Read more

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What diet pills are safe with hypothyroidism?

What diet pills are safe with hypothyroidism?

NO diet: Pills are safe or effective for anyone, much less for someone with hypothyroidism. By the way, it's easy to treat hypothyroidism with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement, and then it's like the problem doesn't exist as long as you take the proper medication. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Some may: Very few medications cause elevated eye pressure in and of themselves. Some eyes are shaped in such a way as to be at risk for increased pressure (narrow angles). Certain medications are able to cause narrow angles to become even more narrow, causing the pressure in the eye to elevate. If you are at risk for certain glaucomas, you should see a doctor before starting any new diet medication. ...Read more

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Do melatonin pills cause weight loss or gain?

Do melatonin pills cause weight loss or gain?

Melatonin: There is no clinically proven Research in human beings that Melatonin can cause weight loss or gain. Have Balanced Diet and maintain weight within the normal range. Exercise every day Have Balanced diet Develop good Self- esteem without focus weight. Watch emotional eating It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you See Therapist for stresses of conflicts with parents, relationships, work, . ...Read more

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Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?

It may affect absorp: It may hinder the absoption of synthroid (thyroxine) and you may not get the full dose of thyroid replacement as needed. So there is no absolute contraindication for taking diet pills and synthroid (thyroxine) as long as thyroid functions are monitored regularly and dose adjustment made if needed. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? Phentermines?

Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low?
Phentermines?

Diet pills TSH: F unknown age or medical history asks: Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? ANS: Yes some can. Many OTC preps esp if from Mexico can contain thyroid. There is low and very low. Ask your Dr. which assay was used? Phentermines? ANS: i don't understand this question. What about phentermine? ...Read more

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Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

They shouldn't: Hormones, in general, are weight neutral. If you notice increased appetite on hormones, this may lead to weight gain, as you would be more likely to feed your appetite. Also, sometimes people have water weight gain on hormones, but this is not the norm. ...Read more

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Do water pills cause constipation?

Do water pills cause constipation?

Yes: As these medications work to lower blood pressure by decreasing body fluids they can cause decrease fluid in the intestines which then leads to constipation. ...Read more

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Do tropical corticosteroids cause weight fluctuations?

Do tropical corticosteroids cause weight fluctuations?

It would be unusual.: It would be unusual for topical corticosteroids to cause weight fluctuations. Although there are many strengths of topical steroids, unless you were to use an unusual amount these steroids it would be unlikely to cause any weight changes. Oral corticosteroids can cause weight gain if taken for a significant period of time. With short term steroid use, there are usually minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Does eating amylase inhibitor dieting pills cause hypergylcemia? Thank you

No: Amylase inhibitors will tend to inhibit starch digestion, which will tend to promote lower blood glucose, not higher. ...Read more

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Do all birth control pills cause weight gain? 

Do all birth control pills cause weight gain? 

No.: Contrary to popular belief, it birth control pills do not cause true weight gain. Some birth control pills, particularly the higher dosage pills, may cause a slight amount of water retention. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills cause you to gain weight?

No: There is not a proven association with pills and weight gain. Eating more will cause you to gain weight. Some people seem to be more sensitive to the pill and may crave food more, but if your diet doesn't change, neither will your weight. ...Read more

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What diet pills are you able to take on a low dosage birth control pill ? Are caffeine ones not recommended ? can caffeine bring fertility issues?

What diet pills are you able to take on a low dosage birth control pill ? Are caffeine ones not recommended ?  can caffeine bring fertility issues?

Diet pills: I don't recommend diet pills at all - they have unpleasant side effects and may help you lose weight temporarily but you don't want to depend on them to maintain weight loss. Consider limiting the times and places you can eat, and spending some time on small portions of exercise every day. Good luck. ...Read more

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What diet pills are safe with hypothyroidism?

NO diet: Pills are safe or effective for anyone, much less for someone with hypothyroidism. By the way, it's easy to treat hypothyroidism with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement, and then it's like the problem doesn't exist as long as you take the proper medication. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

See details: How about starting an exercise and strength training program along with a low carbohydrate, low calorie diet? Diet pills have significant risks and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills that work well with hypothyroidism? Bc i've tried everything n nothing works along w diet n excersize i want to loose 20 ty

Not unless euthyroid: If you mean your thyroid level is still not properly corrected, then, no, it is not likely that any diet med/option will help lose weight. If you are on meds and thyroid stimulating hormone is down, then any good program that you commit to will help, average maintainable loss is 1-2 pounds per week, so be patient with your efforts. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism? If so, how? Is there any diet pills that can give me a boost?

Is it possible to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism? If so, how? Is there any diet pills that can give me a boost?

Take synthroid (thyroxine) first: Once you have normalized your T4 and TSH with thyroid medication, then it is no harder or easier to lose weight than normal because your thyroid function will be normal. Do not use diet pills. ...Read more

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I need to lose 10lbs and it's been a battle because I have hypothyroidism. I eat right & small portions & long walks. Y can't i lose any? Diet pills?

Lose weight: First, make sure your hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. If that is under control, then we look at what you eat, how much you eat, and how much you exercise. Looks like you have the first 2 covered. Walking, while good for you, will not get your heart rate high enough to burn calories. You need to do cardio exercise and maintain a target hr for 20+ minutes a few times a week. ...Read more

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Is there any fat blockers or safe diet pills to take while having hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?

Is there any fat blockers or safe diet pills to take while having hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?

Diet pills: With or without thyroid problems the answer is the same. Generally, fat and carb blockers don't really work well for weight loss. There really isn't any magic pill do lose weight safely. The best way to lose weight is by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein intake & exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Diet pills: If your thyroid is truly underactive then your dr. Will probably recommend thyroid replacement and that may help with your weight. I have had little to no success with other diet pills and recommend lifestyle changes instead with exercise and dietary changes. Good luck with your weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? I have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

Is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? I have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

Make sure: you are on the proper dose of BRAND NAME T4 replacement to get your thyroid levels back to normal. Then you can gain or lose weight just like you didn't have a thyroid problem. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Prescription diet pills have potential side effects and only work while you're taking them. OTC pills are a scam and only cause loss of money not weight ...Read more

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What would cause loss of appetite? Not on any diet pills or anything.

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What would cause loss of appetite? Not on any diet pills or anything.

Anorexia nervosa: Loss of appetite if accompanied by weight loss is anorexia nervosa. It can lead to malnutrition. Medical complications of anorexia include: Cardiovascular e.g Prolonged QT interval, low heart rate, low Blood pressure. abnormal or no menstrual cycle, severe bone loss, constipation etc.. If you have loss of appetite and weight loss you need to see doctor asap .it can lead to these serious problems ...Read more

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Is it possible taking drugs class a, b, and c. And taking diet pills can cause a female fertility problems?

Is it possible taking drugs class a, b, and c. And taking diet pills can cause a female fertility problems?

Fertility: Class a, b, and c drugs and diet pills will not cause problems with being able to conceive (fertility. Class a/b drugs are safe to take while you're pregnant (having conceived. Class c drugs are those that should be taken only if benefits outweigh the risk and preferably not at the time of conception and in the first trimester. Diet pills would not be recommended to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause not being able to get pregnant?

Can diet pills cause not being able to get pregnant?

Not likely : I suppose it would depend on what diet pills you're referring to but in general this does not prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does it sound like MS was caused by taking diet pills for years?

Does it sound like MS was caused by taking diet pills for years?

No.: If by ms, you mean multiple sclerosis, there is no evidence that diet pill use causes it. The cause remains unknown, but there is not known association with stimulants or in other form of diet pills. ...Read more

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Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?

Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?

Sure. But wise? No!: Look it up, e.g. Search google "isotretinoin 40mg nih". Next, do safe & effective diet pills exist? No! by law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, the marketers are exempt from evaluating & proving their claims. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes (not wt. Loss per-se), are helpful for wt ?. Best cut the carbs, study nusi.Org, “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Possibly: This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking. Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addition to unwanted and dangerous short term and long term side effects. It is essential that you find out what is in a diet pill, or any pill, before you decide to take it. It is best to consult a physician. ...Read more

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What are the diet pills that caused that heart problem?

What are the diet pills that caused that heart problem?

Fen-phen: Fenfluramine & phentaramine were two medications that when taken together as a weight loss aid were found to cause heart problems in some patients. The material was pulled from the marked in 1997 after the problems became evident. ...Read more

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Will truvision diet pills cause a positive ua for amphetamines?

Will truvision diet pills cause a positive ua for amphetamines?

+ amphet test: Ask the person doing the test. It depends on the test. What is in truvision? Could be amphetamines. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?

It may affect absorp: It may hinder the absoption of synthroid (thyroxine) and you may not get the full dose of thyroid replacement as needed. So there is no absolute contraindication for taking diet pills and synthroid (thyroxine) as long as thyroid functions are monitored regularly and dose adjustment made if needed. ...Read more

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I got my period twice in one month and this month i diddnt get it why? Can it be cause im taking diet pills? Amp up

I got my period twice in one month and this month i diddnt get it why? Can it be cause im taking diet pills? Amp up

Menopause: Yes. Or you are in early menopause. But, here is the real answer if you were sitting in my office. I would ask you gently why you think being on diet pills will in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss? They won't, in fact, be of any benefit to your health or your preferred weight. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more