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Does Armour Thyroid Cause Facial Hair
The main reason physicians will tell you not to use it, it that since 2002, the american association of clinical endocrinologists does not recommend the use of desiccated thyroid for thyroid replacement therapy for hypothyroidism (baskin, 2002). In general,
desiccated thyroid hormone, does not provide a uniform amounts of levothyroxine. ...Read more
Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more
4mos post Rad/Chemo 4HNC. TSH rising now 5.02. Loosing hair. RX Levothyroxine, 50mcg causes hair loss. Would I be better w Armour thyroid-treats T3 (liothyronine)?
More info: Hi. I'm not here to guess. Is HNC head and neck cancer? I hate to assume. If so, squamous? All this assumption. You may need more thyroid hormone. Armour (desiccated cadaveric pig thyroid extract) is no better, and certainly less predictable than l-thyroxine. If you prefer Armour, go for it, but effects are the same. Whatever you have, good luck! ...Read more
25 yr F, hair loss from Hashimotos. Why does Womens Rogaine (minoxidil) have heart warnings, safe for average user? Suggestions for hair loss? Armour Thyroid Rx.
Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg (graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
No interactions: No interactions between these medications that I am aware of. ...Read more
Dear Sir or Madam, I have hypothyroidism. How often should my thyroid levels be checked? Does hypothyroidism cause facial hair growth? Thank you.
Levels: If you're newly diagnosed and started on thyroid replacement therapy, your TSH and free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels need to be checked every 6 weeks until your levels are in the desired range. Once they are in the desired range then maintenance levels can be checked once every several months or so or sooner if you have persistent symptoms. Hypothyroidism tends to cause one to lose hair rather than growth. ...Read more
Hi! I am 31/F. Putting on weight and have trouble with coarse facial hair. My thyroid is normal. Is it possible I have PCOS?
PCOS: Main reason for putting on weight is that you are eating more than you are burning. Recommend you get loseit or fitness pal and track calories in and burned daily for a week or two and then adjust calories in to get to goal you want. ...Read more
I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la
Thirty: Thirty would be extremely young fo rmenopause. I am glad that you have had testing performed by your physician and endocrinologist. It may be helpful to keep a log of your symptoms and review them with your physician or specialist in the future so that they are aware of all of your symptoms. ...Read more
Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.
Tired, diagnosis insomnia, losing hair, facial hair, TSH and other labs normal (no T3 (liothyronine) or 4 ran) seeing sleep & derm. What could it be? Thyroid issues in fam
What may cause my calcium serum drop from 10.9 down to 10.3 in 6 months? 6 month ago, I take Armour Thyroid 60mg daily and vit d-10k iu daily.
Does Armour Thyroid cause some initial symptoms which subsides later? I'm experiencing a little dizziness and a mild headache. Dosage : 15mg * 2 daily.
You will NEVER: Be balanced w/armour thyroid as it's ground up pig and not standardized on the basis of thyroid content. You can't check levels with available tests at the lab. It contains T3 (liothyronine) which can be dangerous. Use only brand name T4 replacement, it's better and safer. ...Read more
Can hashimoto cause swallowing problems? Anti-tpo over 1300, 2 nodules, plus one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds
Can Zoloft (sertraline) or Armour Thyroid cause stomach gas? If yes please provide some prevention tips.
I statreted taking Armour Thyroid and after few days I started getting numb in my face, lips and arm. I quit taking it and I'm still having this problem. Also I've noticed whatever I eat my heart starts pounding and racing. I'm very sick anyways with
Thyroid issues: Sounds like your doctor diagnosed a thyroid problem, but you are not taking your medicine. Your symptoms may be caused by abnormal thyroid function, but could be due to a myriad of alternative problems. You need to see your doctor and agree on a common pathway to provide treatment, and work closely together in a cooperative fashion. ...Read more
I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac. But vidion worse. Am 50.Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).Whats cause?
Vision after 50: Loss of reading vision occurs in most people between 40 and 50 and is due to presbyopia. Reading glasses are in order. Belladonna used commonly for stomach problems exaggerates this phemenon. If your vision is blurry in the daistance as well you are probably far sighted and need distance glasses as well. Belladonna definitely makes this worse. ...Read more
Meds: Weight management, exercise, hormonal treatment and medications. ...Read more
How to deal with facial hair! I have so many hair on my entire face cheeks, upperlip, sideburn, between brows, chin nd neck. How to get rid of them all?
What to do if I've got a lot of hair on my upper lip. I don't like it. I want to shave it but I don't have any facial hair on my cheeks or neck. What should I do?
Yes: That does not cause any problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: There is no good reason not to do so. The effect of Arimidex (anastrozole) is not known to be affected by thyroid levels, while Arimidex (anastrozole) is not known to interact with armour (or any other thyroid replacement) directly. ...Read more
No, it's not: Hi. Some people want desiccated porcine thyroid extract (Armour thyroid) for various reasons. We can manage fine with Armour, but levothyroxine is more pure; as a slaughter house thyroid extract, Armour has more lot-to-lot variability. If it was me I were treating, I'd take levothyroxine, but I respect patients' wishes and will use Armour if they really want it. ...Read more
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