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How Do You Know If Your Thyroid Medication Is Working L
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
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
By Testing: Through regular blood tests.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid: Thyroid problems are the most common medical problems in western medicine. This is tested with blood tests. ...Read more
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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