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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
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...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 ?
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
What are the medications used to treat hypothyroidism? Should it be stopped after thyroid levels are normal or continued for life. Can it be cured
Medications used to treat hypothyroidism: Most common medication is Levothyroxine , brand name = Synthroid. The goal is to have thyroid levels within normal limits-the blood test is TSH. Probably should be treated rest of your life, since Hypothyroid is not usually cured , but controlled. Hypothyroid is usually due to decreased function due to prior viral infection,or no function due to prior surgical removal of thyroid gland ...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 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, 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
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
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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