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How Long Does It Take To Get Hyperthyroidism Under Control
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
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
I have hyperthyroid. I take my meds in 4weeks now, but I still hv a big appetite. Need advise to control it.
How can I deal with being hypothyroid and dieting and have hyperthyroid symptoms? Dr. Is treating me by decrease one dosehow long to get meds leveled
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
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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How long can I safely take lopressor and protonix (pantoprazole) and other hyperthyroid meds. Or should I have the surgery to remove?
How long will it take for hyperthyroid symptoms to subside after being on too high a dose of synthroid/t3? I have severe palps, tremors and am dizzy.
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
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