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How do you know if Armour Thyroid is working?

How do you know if Armour Thyroid is working?

Blood tests: The TSH level should be checked to assess if the replacement is adequate. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How do you tell if your medication for ADHD is not working yourself?

How do you tell if your medication for ADHD is not working yourself?

Function: You still are not able to block out distractions. You still don't follow through with tasks. You still can't concentrate adequately etc. ...Read more

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How do you know if your asthma medcine is not working?

How do you know if your asthma medcine is not working?

By how you feel: If you still feel short of breath/coughing/wheezy/tired, your asthma medicine may not be working. It may be that the canister is empty (don't hear anything on shaking; floats in water); old/expired, or you may need stronger medicine. ...Read more

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How do I know if my thyroid medication is working?

Thyroid Rx working?: 1) your symptoms should improve. 2) your labs should improve and hopefully, be boosted to optimal levels as a function of the thyroid medication regimen you are on. ...Read more

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How do u know if thyroid is not working right?

Thyroid issue?: If your thyroid is not working "right", it can be either over or under active eg hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. The former is associated w/fast heart rate, sweats, anxiety, insomnia, weight loss etc. The latter is linked to weight gain, sluggishness, depression, cold temperature intolerance, constipation etc. Check out http://goo.Gl/pw4dl & http://goo.Gl/dvmk4 (both are links to mayo clinic). ...Read more

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How do you know if your body needs synthroid (thyroxine)?

How do you know if your body needs synthroid (thyroxine)?

See a doctor.: An examination by a health care provider and a simple blood test will reveal if you need to be treated with levothyroxine (generic synthroid). Then you'll know for sure! ...Read more

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To ask how do you know if your digestive track is healthy or is working properly?

To ask how do you know if your digestive track is healthy or is working properly?

No problems!: Well, your digestive tract starts at your mouth and ends at your anus. If you can chew and eat without pain or problems, swallow ok, don't have regurgitation or pain after eating (or anytime), can maintain weight, and have a formed, brownish stool every 1 to 3 days, you can believe your digestive tract is healthy:) Good wishes. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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How do you know if your harmone level is low and is there a test you can take ?

How do you know if your harmone level is low and is there a test you can take ?

Yes: Your hormone levels can be measured by a doctor who has had training in hormone balancing. Because you are only 35 years old, it may be beneficial to take your blood, urine or saliva sample during a certain day of your menstrual cycle. And, depending on your symptoms, your doctor may measure other important hormones along with your reproductive hormones. ...Read more

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What anxiety medication does one take, and how do you first know you need medication?

What anxiety medication does one take, and how do you first know you need medication?

Start with eval.: After your medical provider evaluates you fully, he or she will be able to determine if medications are indicated & if so, which medications are the most appropriate for you specifically. Not all anxiety requires psychiatric medications. Since you are concerned - recommend you be evaluated. ...Read more

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My doctor said the med propanolol can lower your sodium i want to know how you know when your level is low and if low is it anything to worry about ?

My doctor said the med propanolol can lower your sodium i want to know how you know when your level is low and if low is it anything to worry about ?

Blood sample: Only with a blood sample. It is unusual for propranolol to lower sodium. Are you sure your doctor didn't say that it lowers blood pressure (it does). Since low sodium lowers BP, perhaps you've mixed these up in your memory? ...Read more

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How to tell if thyroid meds are right dose?

How to tell if thyroid meds are right dose?

Labs and symptoms: You need blood test to know if the thyroid med is working. Then we use symptoms to optimize the treatment within the normal range. All in all, the most important thing is the lab work. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your concerta is working ?

How can you tell if your concerta is working ?

Like any other med: The Concerta is prescribed to achieve a specific therapeutic target(s). These are derived from symptoms and physical findings. At diagnosis they should have been delineated by prescribing doc. Your adhd symptoms & your executive brain functions should be normalizing, without ill effects. This is not for you to do alone. Questionnaires provide framework for expressing symptoms, not physical signs. ...Read more

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How do u know if ur thyroid is not working or out of ballance?

Thyroid: Thyroid problems are the most common medical problems in western medicine. This is tested with blood tests. ...Read more

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What to do if I have emphysema. if you have it too will you tell me what meds your md has you on and how they are working?

What to do if I have emphysema. if you have it too will you tell me what meds your md has you on and how they are working?

Treatment...: COPD treatment includes smoking cessation since, if you continue to smoke, the disease will progress faster. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are typically prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If your oxygen level is low enough, supplemental oxygen is prescribed and this will also decrease disease progression. See a lung doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat depression if medication is not getting it better?

How do you treat depression if medication is not getting it better?

Therapy: Medications only go so far, depending on your biological make-up and the source of the depression. If your depression stems from things in your life- talking about it in therapy can be the key. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need to take more B12 shots or is it dangerous?

How do I know if i need to take more B12 shots or is it dangerous?

Do you have: pernicious anemia? Only take B12 injections under the direction of a doctor and blood levels are ckecked, A high B12 level can cause problems. ...Read more

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How do you treat bipolarism if the person is pregnant and not taking meds?

How do you treat bipolarism if the person is pregnant and not taking meds?

Preg.: Also, careful and close monitoring by ob/gyn is vital. Overall weigh benefits vs. Risks of tx & no tx for mother & baby health, and discuss fully before starting meds. ...Read more

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