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Thyroxine stopped suddenly when I ran out. Might it be a problem?

Thyroxine stopped suddenly when I ran out. Might it be a problem?

Yes it may be: It depends on why you were taking it. If you have complete hypothyroidism from thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment, then you need to re-start. However, since the hormone lasts for a few days in your system, it may take a week or more before you have symptoms of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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I have been on 100 micrograms of Synthroid (thyroxine) since June 2. Insomnia now waking up at 3-4am. What's the problem?

I have been on 100 micrograms of Synthroid (thyroxine) since June 2. Insomnia now waking up at 3-4am. What's the problem?

Thyroid labs: Hi. You need to have your TSH and free T4 checked. Your symptoms could be related to thyroid hormone over-replacement. Of course, it may be completely unrelated (which is probably more likely), but you won't know without testing your thyroid function. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I take anything to help me lose weight? I have a hypothyroid problem and take 150mcg levoxyl (thyroxine)

See your doctor: Hypothyroidism cause cause weight gain, so you want to make sure that your current dose of lavoxyl is effective.
Diet and exercise is always the cornerstone of a weight loss program.
There are medications that are effective for weight loss, but they are not a substitute for diet and exercise.
Note: please speak with your doc before starting an exercise program. ...Read more

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What happens if you are taken to the ER with synthroid/levothyroxin overdose, how will the staff know that is the problem?

What happens if you are taken to the ER with synthroid/levothyroxin overdose, how will the staff know that is the problem?

Overdose: To some extent it depends when you took the medicine and how often you took an overdose.

If you did that just once you are unlikely to have problems.
If you overdosed too often the best advice is to go to the Emergency Room. They will examine you and order labs. ...Read more

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I am on medication for an underactive thryroid I am on a 150 mcg thyroxine, is there anyting I can do to help my my problem?

I am on medication for an underactive thryroid I am on a 150 mcg thyroxine, is there anyting I can do to help my my problem?

Hypothyroid: The medication you are taking should have the underactive thyroid condition under control. Your doc will periodically check whether the dose needs to be adjusted. If you are overweight, walking & other exercise may lower your weight, & thus alter how much med you need. Eat moderately from fruits, veggies, lean meats, seafood, whole grains. Follow up w/ doc regularly. ...Read more

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Every time I have a bm I have "period" discharge, wyh? I was put on Synthroid (thyroxine) in december 2011 ever since then I have had this problem.

Every time I have a bm I have "period" discharge, wyh? I was put on Synthroid (thyroxine) in december 2011 ever since then I have had this problem.

Bleeding from rectum: Are you sure the bleeding if vaginal? Does it drip into the toilet or is it just when you wipe? Could it be from your bottim? Maybe you have hemorrhoids. Your thyroid and your thyroid med had nothing to do with this. ...Read more

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It's my first time I have a plan to become pregnant I only worry because I take medicines Synthroid (thyroxine) I have tyroid it's there's a problem thank u?

It's my first time I have a plan to become pregnant I only worry because I take medicines Synthroid (thyroxine) I have tyroid it's there's a problem thank u?

No problem: Synthroid (thyroxine) is safe in pregnancy. Thyroid disease increases your risk of complications but if you treat the thyroid disease properly, there is no reason to expect anything bad will happen with the pregnancy. It's important to get it treated properly as thyroid hormones are very important to the development of the fetus. ...Read more

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Can I take super hd cellucor if I have thyroid problems and am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) to control it?

Can I take super hd cellucor if I have thyroid problems and am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) to control it?

Why take the chance?: The "stuff" says it is "a powerful energy, focus, and ‘feel-good’ weight-loss product. Super hd contains rauwolfia, amla fruit and yohimbe extract to deliver the most intense and high-powered fat incinerating and energy blend". In general, claims that supplements make are just claims. It is wisest to beware of products with lots of marketing hype. ...Read more

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I am forty and hypothyroid. Been taking thyroxine since last year with no real problems. I haven't had a period since feb 14 at all.

I am forty and hypothyroid. Been taking thyroxine since last year with no real problems. I haven't had a period since feb 14 at all.

Didn't ovulate.: Assuming a pregnancy test is negative, missing a period usually means that you didn't ovulate. Not ovulating becomes more common once a woman is past 40. Low thyroid can also cause it, but if your TSH is normal, it's likely due to your age, and perhaps stress. ...Read more

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My TSH was high but my T4 was normal but they still put me on synthroid (thyroxine). Why would they do this if the problem is my TSH not my t4?

My TSH was high but my T4 was normal but they still put me on synthroid (thyroxine). Why would they do this if the problem is my TSH not my t4?

Hypothyroidism: T4 and t3 are the thyroid hormones that do all the work. Tsh is the pituitary hormone that controls the thyroid. If the TSH is high, it means the T4 and t3 are falling, and the thyroid is failing. It may not have completely failed yet, but it probably will, which is probably why your docs started synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Tsh has gone to. 007 to. 02 now. 07 still very low! My Synthroid (thyroxine) 88 my lowest dose ever. Is this showing another problem? Pituitary?

Tsh has gone to. 007 to. 02 now. 07 still very low! My Synthroid (thyroxine) 88 my lowest dose ever. Is this showing another problem? Pituitary?

Appropriate: Your TSH level should go higher (as it has) as your dose of thyroid hormone is lowered. Tsh, a pituitary hormone which regulates thyroid output, moves inversely with the level of thyroid hormone. You latest level indicates your current dose of medicine is still higher than you need. You may need a very small dose. It's even possible that, at least for a while, you may need none at all. ...Read more

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10w pregnant and just diagnosed with gestational hypothyroidism. Level at 6. Put on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg. Concerned that the baby will have problems now : (?

10w pregnant and just diagnosed with gestational hypothyroidism. Level at 6. Put on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg. Concerned that the baby will have problems now : (?

Hopefully not a: Problem as the fetus starts to rely on it's own thyroid production at about 12 weeks of gestation. If you level was mildly low there could be some mile deficiency in placental formation, but hopefully not. Make sure you're on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement and have your levels monitored carefully and frequently during the pregnancy as you needs can change. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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I have had hashimotos disease for almost 20 years. I have been treated since diagnosis and I have feeling great on my current dose of 137mcg of synthroid. Problem is.... I started to see infertility specialist who wants to alter my current rx. My tsh

Levels?: You don't give levels, but it looks like your question got cut off. All I can say is the correct dosing should put you in a normal range based on blood testing; ironically, many folk feel better when overdosed because they feel they have more energy. Being over corrected (based on blood) is ultimately harmful though, so keep that in mind. ...Read more

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My mother is 45 years old. Now she is on thyroxine supplementation 150mg per day. Is there any problem on taking calcium tablets 1mg per day?

My mother is 45 years old. Now she is on thyroxine supplementation 150mg per day. Is there any problem on taking calcium tablets 1mg per day?

Take seperately: Calcium tablets typically have 200 to 600 mg of calcium (not 1 mg). The important thing is to take the calcium many hours after the thyroid supplement, otherwise it may interfere with how the thyroid med is absorbed by the gut. ...Read more

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Will taking synthroid (thyroxine) boost your metabolic rate and increase your weight loss? I do not have a thyroid problem and was just curious

Will taking synthroid (thyroxine) boost your metabolic rate and increase your weight loss? I do not have a thyroid problem and was just curious

Curious: Thyroid issues infrequently cause thyroid problems.
If your doctor has never checked your thyroid levels he/she will probably do so at your next visit.
Synthroid would increase your weight loss but there does not seem to be any thyroid issue. ...Read more

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I have been on Synthroid (thyroxine) and testosterone well over a year and also have adrenal insufficiency. I feel worse! Can an rt3 ratio of 13.6 be a problem?

I have been on Synthroid (thyroxine) and testosterone well over a year and also have adrenal insufficiency. I feel worse! Can an rt3 ratio of 13.6 be a problem?

Possibly-which ratio: There are 2 rt3 ratios- free t3/rt3 ; total t3/rt3. A free t3/rt3 ratio of 13.6 is too low and thus could be a problem. See http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/rt3-ratio/
; http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/reverse-t3/
most who are hypothyroid need to take Cytomel (liothyronine) (t3) as well as synthroid- see http://abt. Cm/18gpb3a
; http://bit. Ly/15k26u8. ...Read more

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What would be the problem causing chest pain and irregular heart beat while taking synthroid (thyroxine)? Can it cause mi?

What would be the problem causing chest pain and irregular heart beat while taking synthroid (thyroxine)? Can it cause mi?

See Below: Any chest pain needs to be investigated by a physician to rule out cardiac origin. Synthroid (thyroxine) may cause tachycardia or irregular heart beats if the dose of the medication is higher that what the patient needs. That is why thyroid functions tests need to be done while on Synthroid (thyroxine) to make sure that the dose is adequate. ...Read more

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I take thyroxine for under active thyroid is it ok to chew tablets rather than swallow them whole as I have a problem swallowing tablets?

That should be fine: It may not taste great. As long as you get the tablet down whether in one piece or crushed you will be fine. You can try crushing the tablet or dissolving it in water before taking. ...Read more

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I'm 27 year old male with a thyroid stimulating hormone level of 3.92 miu/l and ft4 (free thyroxine) of 1.3 ng/dl. Do I have a thyroid problem?

I'm 27 year old male with a thyroid stimulating hormone level of 3.92 miu/l and ft4 (free thyroxine) of 1.3 ng/dl. Do I have a thyroid problem?

Thyroid: I would need to know the free t3, (liothyronine) reverse T3 (liothyronine) and the tpo and tg antibodies to see if you are producing antibodies to your thyroid. The new level per the american academy of endocrinology lowered the upper normal for TSH to 3.5. ...Read more

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My 14 yr old daughter has tpo (ab) 33high ref. Int-0-26;tsh-0.0776 (ref. Int. 0.450-4.50), t4, free (direct) of 1.29 (0.93-1.60)thyroxine glob. 21: problem?

My 14 yr old daughter has tpo (ab) 33high ref. Int-0-26;tsh-0.0776 (ref. Int. 0.450-4.50), t4, free (direct) of 1.29 (0.93-1.60)thyroxine glob. 21: problem?

Recheck tsh: The only one of those labs that's of any significance is the suppressed tsh, which may show either recent thyroid inflammation (thyroiditis) or early hyperthyroidism. It should be followed at intervals by your physician. If she's receiving thyroid replacement already, the dose should be decreased. ...Read more

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I want to have a baby but I have a abnormal thyroid problm and I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) for it but I don't have a period can I still get pregnant?

I want to have a baby but I have a abnormal thyroid problm and I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) for it but I don't have a period can I still get pregnant?

May be.....: You need to confirm that hypothyroid is well controlled by checking lab. Test :tsh and free t4. Same time you need to have further evaluation for having no period by endocrinologist., :reason could be one f many : premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovarian syndrome- pcos, most common. ...Read more

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My thyroid test shows thyroxine 13.3 microgram %, tri iodo thyroxine 1.81 ng/ml thyroid stimulating hormone 1.8 uIU/ml. Is there any problem?

Thyroid tests: These appear to be normal values, but you did not provide the normal values: the normal range varies from one lab to another.
If they're normal, then you are not hyper or hypo thyroid. But why were these tests performed? This needs to be interpreted by whomever ordered these tests. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibodies >1300, tsh=1.58 on thyroxine 100 mcg and thyrowel can I get pregnant nw, any problem can get to child if so?

Thyroid antibodies >1300, tsh=1.58 on thyroxine 100 mcg and thyrowel can I get pregnant nw, any problem can get to child if so?

Yes and no: Yes you can get pregnant now. Women with thyroid disease do have a slightly higher risk of complications during pregnancy, but most of them have normal pregnancies. You will need to have your levels checked regularly during pregnancy, and your dose of medication will probably need to be increased. Many women need about a 50% increase in their dose. The baby should be fine. ...Read more

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My bloods are TSH 6.130 mIU/ (was 0.01) Anti-TPO 431? IU/ml Free Thyroxine at 12.4. (Was 20.9).Is thyroid a problem. Hair is also falling out?

My bloods are TSH 6.130 mIU/ (was 0.01) Anti-TPO 431? IU/ml Free Thyroxine at 12.4. (Was 20.9).Is thyroid a problem. Hair is also falling out?

Likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH level suggests your thyroid in underfunctioning. It would be prudent to see your doctor for medication. ...Read more

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I have an underactive thyroid and have not had this under control for over 2 years my doctor has now increased my thyroxine to 325 micrograms a day. Is this normal. I have been taking throxine for 16 years. I am having problems with my right elbow and num

I have an underactive thyroid and have not had this under control for over 2 years my doctor has now increased my thyroxine to 325 micrograms a day. Is this normal. I have been taking throxine for 16 years. I am having problems with my right elbow and num

Hypothyroid.: Seems like a long time to adjust your dose. Although the dose seems large, it is not unheard of. There are many factors that interfere with absorption of the med so this could be related. ...Read more

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Thyroid issue please look hi I just got back test result. I'm on 150 mcg Synthroid and 1 grain armour. I missed this month period, I have also difficult time to lose weight and feeling tired. Where is the problem? > > TSH 0.006 norma 0.450 - 4.5 >

Thyroid issue please look hi I just got back test result. I'm on 150 mcg Synthroid and 1 grain armour. I missed this month period, I have also difficult time to lose weight and feeling tired. Where is the problem? > > TSH 0.006 norma 0.450 - 4.5 >

The: The Armour Thyroid screws up the tests and makes treatment very challenging and has many drawbacks. See my blog post below. There are many causes of fatigue, tiredness and difficulty losing weight. No endocrinologist or experts recommend checking reverse t3, its silly and a waste of money. These tests suggest that you are getting too much thyroid hormone. I suggest you discuss with your prescribing doctor, hopefully an endocrinologist, switching you to synthroid (thyroxine) only and rechecking your levels in 6 weeks. Too much thyroid can also cause tiredness and stress your heart. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid agent. ...Read more