how do you know if your thyroid medicine is working

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Please tell me how long it takes for thyroid medicine to start working?

1 week...

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to see noticeable effect; 6 weeks to get full benefit of that new dose
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Can my thyroid start working again and cause me to get hives and angiodema if I take my thyroid medicine-my throat swells but not fully?

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The question is unclear. Do you mean that thyroid pill helped or triggered your angioedema and hives? If you take thyroid replacement, the thyroid would reduce or stop producing thyroid hormone.
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why when i take my synthroid thyroid medicine it makes me gain weight,i still be tired,cold i take iron pills,vitamin,do that surpose to happen,my medicine not working,doctor says i am find?

Try another med

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Some patients just don't respond well to basic thyroid replacement (like levothyroxine). Consider using an alternative like Armour thyroid or Tirosint. If your physician is uncomfortable with this, consider seeing an endocrinologist.
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I know someone who quit taking thyroid medicine, how dangerous can that be?

Not a good idea

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Thyroid hormone therapy is necessary hormone for metabolism. If one is taking the medication because they have no thyroid gland at all (i.e. after surgery or radioiodine therapy), then stopping the medication can eventually be life-threatening. It may takes months for the person to see the effect though. Generally it is not a good idea to stop taking thyroid hormone without the doctor's advise.
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i need thyroid medicine to help. how does it affect homeostasis. anyone know?

Restore balance

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Homeostasis means balance, a steady state, "normalcy" in a way. If your thyroid hormone levels are abnormal, taking medication will restore homeostasis from that perspective.
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It seems lately that my right hand and my foot are cold and I dont know why? I take BC powder for migraines and Thyroid medicine. Imitrex as well.

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This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
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Dr. Timothy Brown answered:

Can you take thyroid medicine an be pregnant?

Yes

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Generally thyroid medications can and should be taken during pregnancy, although there are some special considerations depending on which one you are talking about.
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Can To Much Thyroid Medicine Cause Hair Loss???

Yes

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High thyroid level can cause hair loss.
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Dr. David Sneid answered:

Does thyroid medicine weaken the sphinter muscle?

If you mean

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thyroid replacement, no. At proper dose to keep your thyroid levels normal, all it does is return things to where they were before you had a thyroid problem. It doesn't weaken anything, just returns it to what it was before.
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Dr. Louis Cady answered:

Does thyroid medicine make you urinate frequently?

It should not

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