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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

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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Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Not likely: It may depend on what "diet pills" you are talking about, but most over the counter pills will not affect your thyroid or pituitary gland. ...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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Can diet pills work if you have a thyroid condition?

Can diet pills work if you have a thyroid condition?

They do for short pe: They do but for a short period but than there is not sustained weight loss and they can not be taken more than 12 weeks as there is potential for addction. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills that are safe while treating the thyroid?

Are there any diet pills that are safe while treating the thyroid?

Don't do it unless:: Depending on the nature of your thyroid condition, certain diet medication will be contraindicated. Until your thyroid condition is under control, you should not consider medication for weight loss. Medication for weight loss should only be considered with your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels. I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids. Thyroids good. Like to know why this.

Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels. I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids. Thyroids good. Like to know why this.

Avoid diet pills: Who knows what's in the diet pills, but it's nothing that can help you and may harm you. If you're overweight, you don't have low cortisol levels, as low cortisol leads to weight loss. Check w/your doctor and get off the diet pills. ...Read more

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Can I take raspberry ketone diet pills with under active thyroid?

Can I take raspberry ketone diet pills with under active thyroid?

No human studies yet: Yes, but while raspberry ketones are touted as a miracle weight loss supplement ; some animal studies suggest it might help, there have been absolutely no human studies to show if it really helps. If you're trying to lose weight i'd stick with a healthy diet, exercise ; herbs that have been proven to help in human studies-see http://bit. Ly/178bmuf re: proven supps ; http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht re: diet. ...Read more

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

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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Hi I have been diagnosed with overactive thyroid & been put on both neomercazole & levothyroxine. Is there any diet pills I can take.

Hi I have been diagnosed with overactive thyroid & been put on both neomercazole & levothyroxine. Is there any diet pills I can take.

No: There are no diet pills to treat overactive thyroid. Usually, when the thyroid is overactive, an anti-thyroid medication is used to slow down thyroid function. Although some physicians add levothyroxine once thyroid hormone levels are well controlled, most endocrinologist would wean teh anti-thyroid drug to a small dose before adding levothyroxine. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will diet pills affect my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for thyroid.

Will diet pills affect my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for thyroid.

No Diet Pills work: Please save your money. There is still no diet pill that will really lead you to real and lasting weight loss. Please do not be gullible to this one more product designed to take money from the overweight. ...Read more

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I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid (thyroxine). Is it okay for me to take diet pills?

I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid (thyroxine). Is it okay for me to take diet pills?

No problem: Most thyroid cancers do well after surgery if nodes were neg. And age at surgery under 40. If all is well after surgery which removes a major part if not all of the thyroid, there is a tendency to have low levels of thyroxin requiring oral supplements and patients tend to put on wt. Taking diet pills may even be helpful if there was a significant wt. Increase post surgery. ...Read more

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I am big in my mid section, what can I do to loose the weight? I've tried exsercise, diet, even diet pills. My doctor did a sonogram of thyroid said h

I am big in my mid section, what can I do to loose the weight? I've tried exsercise, diet, even diet pills. My doctor did a sonogram of thyroid said h

No spot losing!: You can't spot lose fat. You have to lose fat over your entire body. Diet and exercise are the best way. Thyroid dysfunction can make it more difficult, but after correction, you'll still need to diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Have an overactive thyroid but after the Depo-Provera shot I have gained a lot of weight and can't lose it I want to take diet pills but scared please help?

Have an overactive thyroid but after the Depo-Provera shot I have gained a lot of weight and can't lose it I want to take diet pills but scared please help?

Dep shot only water: You cannot take diet pills with an overactive thyroid gland, people with this problem are thin, are you confusing low thyroid (hypothyroid) with overactive thyroid. If you thyroid is overactive the TSH would be less than 0.5 may be 0.1, check it out
the Depo-Provera shot retains water but does not make you gain more than a 2 lbs.
Diet pills are certainly not the answer. ...Read more

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Overactive thyroid gained tremendous weight after Depo-Provera shot I'm on atenolol 25 mg once daily and methimazole 10 mg 3x daily can I take diet pills?

Ask your doctor: First of all, diet pills are a short term solution to a long term problem. Most contain stimulants, and these are definitely unsafe w/ active hyperthyroidism. Once thyroid levels are normal, they may be as safe as in someone w/ no thyroid problems, but still don't address the causes of weight gain. Be patient, many hyperthyroid patients gain weight because their appetite increases. ...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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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 taking diet pills while trying to get pregnant or in early pregnancy cause harm to the baby, or cause problems trying to concive?

Can taking diet pills while trying to get pregnant or in early pregnancy cause harm to the baby, or cause problems trying to concive?

Yes: Whenever you are actually trying to get pregnant, it is important not to take any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) without checking with your doctor. Some very common medicines can have adverse affects during pregnancy. It is better to be safe and avoid unnecessary medications at this time. ...Read more

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Can taking a diet pill (oxyelite pro) from GNC store for one month, can it damage the thyroid?

Can taking a diet pill (oxyelite pro) from GNC store for one month, can it damage the thyroid?

No, but: It won't help you lose any weight, except in your wallet. Diet and exercise are the only way to lose weight. There is no supplement on the market that will do anything except waste your money. If any of the supplements at GNC actually worked, why would there be hundreds for sale -- you would only need the one that works. The answer is that none of them do. ...Read more

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Are you able to address thyroid problems with diet? I have gained some weight with no diet change and have been following an anti inflammatory diet

Are you able to address thyroid problems with diet? I have gained some weight with no diet change and have been following an anti inflammatory diet

Only dietary: Thyroid problems can be well-treated with dietary means. (iodine is in foods from the sea). Otherwise medication is going to be required. ...Read more

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Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

No: No medication is 100%safe - unfortunately there is no magic bullet for weight loss. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking B12 shots once a week. Makes me sick. Blood test didn't show thyroid problems. Gained 60lbs in a year. Didn't change diet or exercise. No energy.

Taking B12 shots once a week. Makes me sick. Blood test didn't show thyroid problems. Gained 60lbs in a year. Didn't change diet or exercise. No energy.

Why then?: If the B12 shot is making you sick and has done nothing for me, why keep on getting them? You really need to see an internist soon to find out why you are gaining weight and feeling tired. For example, this may be a sign of underlying depression. ...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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If I have thyroid problems, could another organ or system be malfunctioning to cause it?

Yes, but not common: The pituitary gland secretes TSH under the control of hypothalamic trh. Dysfunction of either organ can cause thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and diarrhea. These effects may then lead to the weight loss that is commonly seen in hyperthyroidism. Most common causes of hyperthyroidism are graves' disease, over-active thyroid nodule (s), subacute thyroiditis and excessive thyroid pill intake. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Yes: Other common causes of feeling of tightness affecting swallowing or breathing (dysphagia or dyspnea) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid reflux which may occur without heartburn. Thyroid can be evaluated with ultrasound and allergies or reflux with over the counter medications from pharmacy. ...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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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more