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Does Antithyroid Medication Cause Hypothyroidism
I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.
Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. chronic hives. What causes this?
Thyroiditis: inflammation of the thyroid often impacts its function. TSH is usually a reflection of the thyroid present in the blood. When the thyroid is releasing a lot of hormone, it goes down and vice versa. The thyroid function only stabilize when the inflammation subsides or gets under controlled. ...Read more
If anxiety is caused by hypothyroidism can the anxiety be helped by other remedies .Thyroxine does not help or maybe a change in thyroid medication ?
Been diagnosed with hypothyroidism scared to take thyroid meds have a fear of medication afraid of getting reaction plz help ?
Hypothyroidism : untreated leads to a whole list of potentially serious problems. You should be more afraid of that than of the medication to treat it. Thyroid medication has been used for decades and has a long long history of safety. Significant side effects are rare and mild side effects can be easily dealt with. This medication you have been prescribed in the long term can save your life, so please take it ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism from past 18 yrs and I am on medication and in control. Now I have acute cholecystitis. Is this because of my sluggish thyroid?
I forgot to take my thyroid medication this morning for hypothyroidism. Is that okay? Should I skip today and continue tomorrow?
Take dose: If you forgot to take your synthroid, (thyroxine) take the dose as soon as you remember. You should take it at the same time each day. You can split the time in half in hours that you missed it and take it a little bit later tomorrow since you are taking it late today. Then you can resume taking it in the morning. Good luck. ...Read more
On thyroid medication for hypothyroidism. Does small change in dose from 137.5 daily to 132 daily make a difference ? I feel it but docs don't agree ?
Lab test: If your TSH is in the normal range, your treatment is appropriate. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism n it is in controlled state. Can I plan for pregnancy now and while planning can i take prenatal gummy with thyroid medication.
It's OK: Hi. Yep, you can take prenatal gummies with your thyroid medication. If you get pregnant, you'll often have to increase your thyroid dose a little bit. ...Read more
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