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On keppra (levetiracetam) and tegretol for epilepsy, diagnosed with hypothyroidism, neurologist doesn't suggest stopping tegretol, but i can't function. What to do?

On keppra (levetiracetam) and tegretol for epilepsy, diagnosed with hypothyroidism, neurologist doesn't suggest stopping tegretol, but i can't function. What to do?

Depends: The tegretol may be controlling your seizures. It would be disappointing to stop it and then have seizures again. It is a great medicine, but yes, can certainly have side effects. I am betting that if it works well for a while, your neurologist may be willing to switch to oxcarbazepine. Follow up with neurologist, let them know your concern. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


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How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

Thyroid & Anxiety: As a psychiatrist, i always test for thyroid conditions, which can exacerbate anxiety, and cause many other symptoms. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

It can cause: Or worsen anemia, but it's easy to treat with brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor and get your levels normal and then see about your anemia which may still need treatment but at least has a chance to be normalized. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

It can, but rarely: Luckily, hypothyroidism is easily treated with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid cause brittle hair?

Does hypothyroid cause brittle hair?

May: Thyroid disease can cause many changes in your hair, including fragile brittle hair. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Yes: If there is a goiter due to subacute or chronic thyroiditis you can develop a goiter - a fancy name for big thyroid. However, a "swollen neck" may not be due to a goiter. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid cause frequent urination?

Can hypothyroid cause frequent urination?

Urinary Frequency: It is unlikely that frequent urination has anything to do with your thyroid. This is most commonly an infectious problem or a blood sugar issue. ...Read more

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What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

Skin: If you do not take your thyroid medicine daily you are very likely to have dry skin. You surely don't want that to happen. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism can cause esophagus to close?

Not known: It would not cause your esophagus to close. However since most thyroid diseases are autoimmune in nature, you are at risk to develop another autoimmune disease which may affect the esophagus. See a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

Dr. Mohamad Mikati
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Carbamazepine (Definition)

This drug was once the breakthrough product to treat trigeminal neuralgia, and later various forms of epilepsy, and even psychiatric uses ...Read more