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I have primary hyperthyroidism. My T4 level is 23 but my TSH levels are 0.01. How long does it take for levels to rise. Currently taking 100mg ptu (propylthiouracil) dai?

I have primary hyperthyroidism. My T4 level is 23 but my TSH levels are 0.01. How long does it take for levels to rise. Currently taking 100mg ptu (propylthiouracil) dai?

Hyperthyroid: The PTH will lower your T4 and you will start to feel better. TSH is the pituitary hormone that controls the thyroid. If your T4 has been elevated for a while, your pituitary TSH will take a while to recover and may not start to elevate right away. But do not obsess about this. Your FT4 of 23 is in the upper range of normal, I believe. This is perhaps why your doc gave you a low dose of PTU (propylthiouracil). ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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I have hyperthyroid. I take my meds in 4weeks now, but I still hv a big appetite. Need advise to control it.

I have hyperthyroid. I take my meds in 4weeks now, but I still hv a big appetite. Need advise to control it.

Hyperthyroid: After 4 weeks, you should be starting to feel better, although the full effects of antithyroid meds may take longer. Is 'big appetite' your only symptom? You don't say what meds and what dose. You may need to be on a higher dose, or need an adjustment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should i take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

How long should i take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

A while.: Hard to say. i am not sure if you mean hypothyroid or hyperthyroid but in either case. Thyroid disease is not generally a passing thing. This will require meds for a while. levels should normalize in a few weeks. ...Read more

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I was told I have hashitoxicosis. Is there a way to treat it? I was on ptu (propylthiouracil) for 2 years because the dr said i had hyperthyroidism. I no longer take ptu (propylthiouracil)

I was told I have hashitoxicosis. Is there a way to treat it? I was on ptu (propylthiouracil) for 2 years because the dr said i had hyperthyroidism. I no longer take ptu (propylthiouracil)

Hashitoxicosis: Graves disease and hashimoto's thyroiditis are both autoimmune thyroid disorders. In typical graves, the antibodies make the thyroid overactive. In typical hashi, the antibodies destroy the thyroid. Sometimes both occur together; you can be hyperthyroid, and eventually "burn out" and become normal, or hypothyroid. So what is your thyroid doing now? Follow the advice of your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How long will ptu (propylthiouracil) take effects for patient with hyperthyroidism? Thanks

How long will ptu (propylthiouracil) take effects for patient with hyperthyroidism? Thanks

1-3months: Depending on dose, how frequently you get blood tests to follow-up and adjust dose recommend monthly lab til stable. ...Read more

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Will my birth control still work if I have hyperthyroidism ? I don't want to get pregnant

Will my birth control still work if I have hyperthyroidism  ? I don't want to get pregnant

Yes, but...: Since you "do not want to get pregnant", you will benefit the most from switching to the most effective reversible form of preventing pregnancy : an IUD which may be your #1 best choice ; a subdermal implant would be another option. Consult a gynecologist skilled in IUD insertion and be safe. ...Read more

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Can I get the flu and pneumonia vaccine while being treated for graves disease and hyperthyroidism? It's still not under control.

Can I get the flu and pneumonia vaccine while being treated for graves disease and hyperthyroidism? It's still not under control.

Yes: It is important to protect you against these diseases particularly since you have an underlying medical condition which could be made worse if you became ill. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more