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Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?
Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?
Not usually: Technetium is usually trapped by thyroid gland and used to determine in young children and infants the configuration of thyroid gland, hypoplasia, absence, or increased size or hyperplasia, or abnormal location. Radioactive iodine is used in older patients for determine function of thyroid gland, increased function or hyperthyroiidism or decreased function, hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on problem: 3 major categories of potential health issues caused by thyroid nodules: a) large size affecting swallowing, breathing, voice ; b) over active production of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroid) ; and c) ~5% of nodules are cancer. Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) are pills that block thyroid hormone production, treating b) above. Radioactive i-131 can shrink/destroy nodule, treating a) and b). Need surgery for c). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do cholesterol lowering meds (lipitor) interfere with the effectiveness of synthetic thyroid hormones (levothyroxin)?
Generally not: But thyroid medication could be adjusted if necessary. ...Read more
Usually not: In the distant past, thyroid hormone was used to 'shrink' nodules. More recent studies with ultrasound monitoring has shown that most nodules do not shrink with thyroid hormone treatment. Because thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in women, it is important to follow most thyroid nodules with ultrasound. With hashimoto's thyroiditis, there can be false or pseudonodules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Invega (paliperidone): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
In some cases: Talk to your doctor before doing this and come up with a plan to monitor you and make sure that your hypothyroidism is still subclinical, meaning that it is causing no ill effects. Many times, though, subclinical hypothyroidism will progress to overt hypothyroidism, so you and your doctor will need to monitor this for many years. ...Read more
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and has T3 (liothyronine) in it. Since the T3 (liothyronine) portion of armour has a very quick onset and short duration, it can wreak havoc with the ability to effectively treat hypothyroidism. Until there is a long-acting form of T3 (liothyronine) available, stick to levothyroxine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?
No: The most common cause of a false negative HIV antibody test is testing during the "window period" between the time of viral transmission and acute HIV seroconversion. False positive tests are rare and usually result from labeling errors. I am unaware of any bearing that thyroid disease may have on the accuracy of HIV antibody assays. ...Read more
Lots to know: Usual GI upset, possible rash, but the ones you need to know about are the rare idisyncratic reaction you can get that may cause liver failure or bone marrow suppression. There are rare occurrances and as long as you stop med. Immediately if symptoms occur, you are safe. Discontinue med if you develop yellow eyes or unexplained fever and call your doc. It may be unrelated but you will be safer. ...Read more
No affects or action: There are no affects or interactions. May sure your thyroid is regulated. Why are you taking an aromatase inhibitor? Breast ca? Make sure thyroid is normal so that you don't interfere with therapy. ...Read more
Can switching thyroid brands levoxyl, (thyroxine) Synthroid armour and to Synthroid cause hair loss?
Don't know.: Probably not.Get a more detailed answer ›