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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more

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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?

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?

Question?: 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. ...Read more

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I know someone who quit taking thyroid medicine, how dangerous can that be?

I know someone who quit taking thyroid medicine, how dangerous can that be?

Not a good idea: 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. ...Read more

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I need thyroid medicine to help. How does it affect homeostasis. Anyone know?

I need thyroid medicine to help. How does it affect homeostasis. Anyone know?

Restore balance : 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. ...Read more

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It seems lately that my right hand and my foot are cold and i don't know why? I take bc powder for migraines and thyroid medicine. Imitrex as well.

It seems lately that my right hand and my foot are cold and i don't know why?
I take bc powder for migraines and thyroid medicine. Imitrex as well.

See below: 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. ...Read more

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How much time will ittake for thyroid medicine to work?

Thyroid Medication: You can notice the effects of thyroid medication within a few days, but you should be experiencing whatever full effect you will get by about six weeks. ...Read more

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Why is that my thyroid medicine changes every 3 month?

Why is that my thyroid medicine changes every 3 month?

Thyroid medicine: Your doctor is likely trying to titrate your medicine up and down to get the proper thyroid level. It takes a while (ie 3 months) before you can tell if the medication needs to be increased or decreased. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long will take for thyroid medicine to work?

Can you tell me how long will take for thyroid medicine to work?

Depends: on the medication, and the reason it was prescribed. Meds like levothyroxine (for hypothyroid) are usually tested 1 month after starting, or changing dose to check hormone levels. Most patients will gradually feel effect before that time. ...Read more

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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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