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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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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


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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

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What can I take in the first trimester to control my overactive thyroid?

What can I take in the first trimester to control my overactive thyroid?

Propylthiouracil: Hyperthyroidism is an important medical complication to get under control quickly in pregnancy. There are two common medications ptu (propylthiouracil) and methimazole. Methimazole is associated with certain birth defects so pregnant women should be switched or started on ptu. This medication is safe to take whereas untreated hyperthyroidism can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroidism get worse as you age?

May be: Anything medical condition untreated will get worse by age. Usually, only wine gets better by age. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism and can no longer sing why?

I have hyperthyroidism and can no longer sing why?

Not sure: This is not a typical symptom of hyperthyroidism. However there are 2 theoretical explanations on my mind:
1) your hyperthyroidism may make the muscles that move the vocal cords "shaky" as it does with other muscles. If that is the case, then it will return to normal when the hyper is corrected
2) the thyroid may be enlarged to a point that it affects the nerves that control the voice. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of hyperthyroidism?

Several treatments: If past child bearing age iodine 131 is the best in most cases. In younger people drugs or surgery would be considered. ...Read more

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Can I take growrich vco capsule if I have or used to have hyperthyroidism please ans thanks a lot ':?

Why?: Why would you take that junk? Save your money. Make sure your thyroid level is normal. See you doctor to do that. Don't get your medical information from tv or the internet. What were you thinking that coconut oil was going to help you with anyway? The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. ...Read more

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How long can hyperthyroid go (i'm already pretty anorexic looking from this now) before there is major or unreversable damage if any occurs?

How long can hyperthyroid go (i'm already pretty anorexic looking from this now) before there is major or unreversable damage if any occurs?

Huperthyroid no Rx: If you have hyperthyroidism and have had no treatment then you are playing with fire and it is bad for you. Not only you will loose weight, but you may get tachcardia and other arrythmia in your heart. It is not a good idea not to get treated. Itcan be treated with drugs or radioactive iodine therapy. You should not fool around with this condition as you are already loosing weight. ...Read more

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My hyperthyroid has stabilized at last review but I'm still taking thyrozol. Next review is a few months away. Will continuous take turn it in2 hypo?

My hyperthyroid has stabilized at last review but I'm still taking thyrozol. Next review is a few months away. Will continuous take turn it in2 hypo?

No.: Thyrozol not available in us. It will not cause hypothyroidism. It will only help regulate production of thyroid hormone. Your underlying thyroid disease might however cause you to become hypothyroid. Your doc knows the answer to this based upon your history and thyroid studies. ...Read more

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Earlier this week, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I've been doing research and was hoping to get more info as to this may affect my daily life.

Nothing to worry: If treated. You may lose weight quickly, have a fast heartbeat, sweat a lot, or feel nervous and moody. Hyperthyroidism is easily treated. With treatment, you can live a healthy life. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more