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Graves Disease And Methimazole
I was diagnosis with graves disease and started methimazole 5mg 3x a day. I don't want to wait til remission of the disease with meds. Opt for rai/surgery?
Heed MD advise: Taking ultimate treatment without the disease being controlled can have its complications: to the heart or to the brain or other organs. The ultimate treatments also have their own complications and side effects. Your doctor should tell them to you especially rai. Discuss with md well so you'll be well-informed and you'll be more at ease with the treatment, oh that is 5mcg. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a supplement containing 300 mg of l-tyrosine when i'm already treating my graves' disease with levothyroxine and methimazole?
Graves medications: L-tyrosine is an Amino Acid and also a precursor to thyroid hormone, l-thyroxine. It could stimulate further the hyperthyroidism of your graves. Not a good idea. Are you using the levothyroxine and Methimazole as directed by your endocrinologist? That combination is unusual, although not unheard of. One suppresses the thyroid, the other increases thyroid levels. ...Read more
Is nicotine replacement (e-cigs) ok to keep from smoking with graves' disease? Being treated w/ 10mg methimazole daily.
Nicotine and Graves': Nicotine in any form increases your risk of developing graves orbitopathy, which can cause (in increasing severity), dryness, redness, swollen eyelids, eyelid retraction, double vision, proptosis (bulging eyes), and loss of vision. This result from autoimmune cross reaction between some thyroid cells and cells in the orbit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should not lose: Graves' disease is condition in which an enlarged hyperactive thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. Tapazole (methimazole) is a medication that treats graves' by lowering thyroid hormone production. Most (not all) patients with graves' or hyperthyroid conditions lose weight because extra thyroid hormone burns calories. Thus, tapazole (methimazole) usually causes weight gain unless thyroid level is still too high. ...Read more
Graves disease - does it make a difference if i take 5 mg of tapazole (methimazole) every other day vs taking 2.5 mg daily?
Prefer not.: Best person toask iis your doctor who prescribed you this medication. He knows you much better than us. ...Read more
I have graves disease. My anxiety is out of control. Never felt this way. Could my methimazole be causing it?
Thyroid meds: No it cannot - Grave's disease is actually worsened by the use of Levothyroxine. Grave's disease consists of hyperthyroidism due to antibodies that cause receptors in the thyroid to increase production of natural levothyroxine in the body. Therefore if you take oral Levothyroxine - the symptoms will be worse. Methimazole - blocks the synthesis of the excess levothyroxine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take fertility drugs when you have graves disease ( I take 10 mg of methimazole once daily)?
Why did my endocrinologist decrease Methimazole from 10mg to 5mg once daily to treat my mild Graves Disease?
Ask endo: Ask your endocrinologist. I assume that the doctor felt your lab results suggested that the dose could be reduced. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Graves' disease and was put on propanolol and methimazole. Is it safe to start a kickboxing class?
Should be okay: Listen to your body and start slow. ...Read more
I am on methimazole 10mg/daily for Graves' disease. I was told by dr. I can take garcina Cambogia as I am not having luck losing weight. Is this ok ?
I have graves disease which is under control. Tapazole (methimazole) 10 mg. daily. Does seasonal flu have serious effects on graves patients? Thanks
Diagnosed w/ graves' disease 1 month ago. Being treated w/ 10mg methimazole daily. Ok to smoke pot occasionally or does it affect treatment like cigs?
Hasn't been studied: But probably has the same risk as tobacco. ...Read more
I take 5mg of methimazole for graves disease but it's not helping me. Will I eventually need RadioActive Iodine Therapy?
Talk to endo: Your endocrinologist can answer your question better. Having said that , if Grave's cannot be medically controlled , RAI is likely the next approach. ...Read more
Had graves disease but am now doing well on 10 mg of tapazole (methimazole). Took iodine pill and now thyroid now burns. Help?
Discomfort : Some patients do complain of thyroid discomfort following radioablation. It should be very temporary. Please discuss this with your doctor to get recommendations specific to you. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with graves disease in april after i had the flu &started on methamizole 5 mg i'm curious about graves & other ways to treat it?
Complete blockade: Some people don't tolerate withdrawal of tapazole as their thyroid can relapse and become hyperthyroid again. By adding synthroid (thyroxine) to the treatment, tapazole can do its job blocking the thyroid and synthroid (thyroxine) will keep a patient from becoming hypothyroid on tapazole treatment. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with graves disease.I was not able to take tapazole it caused an allergic reaction. I can't afford to go to the doctor continually.I just don't have the money to pay the medical bills I have already.Any ideas as to what i can do?
There : There are other options available- speak to an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I-131 > meds > surg: Many people try the anti-thyroid meds first (ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole), but these only work long-term for a modest number of people. If someone has tried and failed one of those meds, then they become more open-minded to the i-131 (radioactive iodine). I-131 usually works well and has a low side-effect profile. Surgery is an option, but has risks, and almost no one actually chooses it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer