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Does Synthroid Cause Increased Metabolism
Once you begin taking Synthroid are you obligated to it forever? Recently, i skipped my levothyroxin 100mcg for 5 days. Before being prescibed and since I have had a slow metabolism. It seems that the 5 day break gave my metabolism a jump-start. Could thi
Thyroid forever: If you have acquired hypothyroidism you can never naturally regain your ability to manufacture naturally the thyroid hormone. This may be the most common medical diagnosis in american medicine. And, it means that you will need to take a daily thyroid replacement for as long as you live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I speed up my metabolism when i don't have a thyroid? Do I have a metabolism? I'm taking Armour Thyroid and levoxyl (thyroxine). I'm eating right and walking everday but i can't seem to lose weight.
Had TT in '08. TSH stable until 1 year ago. Went from 3.0 to 7.12 in 2 months. On synthroid (thyroxine). Increased dose. Could that cause increase in PVC's?
Tsh tests between 18 and 25. Over 8 months. T3 (liothyronine) and t4 good. Could there be underlying cause? Total thyroid removal 2014. Doc increased thyroxine
Very unlikely: Synthroid is giving you levothyroxine, a naturally occurring compound that the thyroid normally makes. It is remotely possible (< 1% chance) that the headache could be due to a reaction to the dye in the pills. If so, then switching to 50 mcg pills (may need more than 1 per day) would eliminate the headaches. ...Read more
Yes: Sure, if it is too much. Have your doctor measure serum T4 and tsh, and adjust the dose. ...Read more
I took 7.5 mg 7500mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) 4 days ago. Is that enough to cause overdose symptoms?
Yes: That's a huge dose. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Now i increased my dosage to 200mg of thyroxine. Will it be sufficient to improve my level orelse am i required to do something else.
Thyroid: It depends. You need to wait a bit and then have your levels rechecked. Your doctor will adjust the dose accordingly. If your TSH is still high at that point, then you might need a referral to an endocrinologist. Ive seen people react differently to generic levothyroxine vs synthroid more than any other med so that might be something they'll consider. ...Read more
Osteoporosis: It is very unlikely particularly if you are taking the dose your doctor prescribed and you have follow up labs. ...Read more
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