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Hcg And Thyroid Medication
Unclear question: Your question is unclear. By anti thyroid, do you mean anti-tpo antibodies, which indicates hashimotos thyroiditis? In general, levothyroxine should be given if your ft4 is low, and/or TSH is high. 25 mcg is a very low dose, but the correct dose varies from person to person. You may wish to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
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
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
Since the TSH is: on the upper range of normal your levothyroxine dosage is theoretically OK HOWEVER the dosage of thyroid replacement therapy is based not only on blood testing but is a CLINICAL decision best made by your Health Care Provider!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to regulate dosage of Armour thyroid after thyroid removal. TSH level at 20. Can the over-production of TSH be causing my headache?
No: TSH itself does not usually cause headaches. ...Read more
Possibly: Both too little and too much thyroid hormone can cause high blood pressure. Hypothyroidism is usually associate w/ high diastolic (bottom number) pressures, while excess thyroid hormone can cause high systolic (top number) pressures. Work with your doc to make sure your TSH is in the target range. If BP still high, it needs to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause TSH levels to rise when taking the same dose of medication for months, with a history of thyroid cancer and no thyroid?
Might need more: Tsh is made by your body to stimulate your thyroid to produce hormones. Tsh stimulates thyroid cancer, too, so the medicine you take is to keep your TSH level as low as possible. The fact that your TSH has risen might be a sign that you need to take a higher dose of your medication. This is something you should ask your doctor about! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal level: We strive to reach a normal TSH when we treat a patient with hypothyroidism. Too much or too little thyroid replacement is not recommended. However there is some debate as to the desired TSH level which can be from 0.5 to 5.0 although currently an upper level of 3.0 is deemed more desirable. Consult a thyroidologist if you have further concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypocretin deficient narcolepsy which reduces TSH levels along with autoimmune hypothyroidism. Is the TSH test reliable to gauge my thyroid?
Not always: TSH is not always a reliable test, because it relies on what the pituitary thinks, but different tissues may have different sensitivity to thyroid hormone. In addition, some people make too much reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) which can block the action of T3 (liothyronine). Google "stop the thyroid madness" ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hypothyroid and have been on Synthroid (thyroxine) 112mcg test results are tpo high 173, TSH low 0.126, T4 free normal1.38, is there a need to change meds?
Hypothyroid: Tpo antibodies do not change with treatment. They are indicators of the cause of your hypothyroidism - autoimmune thyroid disease aka grave's disease. Your TSH is slightly suppressed meaning you are getting too much synthroid (thyroxine). Long term side effects of too much synthroid (thyroxine) include an increased predilection for osteoporosis and atrial fibrillation, therefore a slight reduction in dose is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?
Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease. ...Read more
How are high levels of thyroid peroxidase antibody treated (125)tsh (317)ft4(74) is armour thyroid safe im ttc?
Ws hypothyroid with TSH 4.57 and ft4 1.2.With Synthroid (thyroxine) adjustments,nw my TSH is low=0.03 and fT4=2.3.Reduced Synthroid (thyroxine) dose nw.Can I try to conceive?
Pt on 150mcg of synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism Palliative pt Can one taper to a lower dose if T4 has stabilized? and TSH is starting to decrease?
Hypothyroid: The patient will be much more comfortable without the symptoms of hypothyroidism, namely the extra fatigue. Why taper the dose unless there are hyperthyroid symptoms. If the TSH is not stable there is no way the T4 is stable, anyway we treat to stabilize TSH. Let the treating Physician manage the medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since prometrium (micronized progesterone) can increase estrogen levels as well as progesterone, would thyroid test results be altered while on this medication?
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