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How Long Does It Take To Get Over Thyrotoxicotis
Depends: If you treat with radioactive iodine (131-I), it could be resolved in as little as 6-10 weeks (but could take longer, and sometimes the treatment dose is too low, and doesn't cure it at all). If you're trying to treat it with methimazole, the data suggest that if you treat for 2 years, you have about a 50% chance of it being cured. Thus most patients' preference for radioactive iodine. Good luck! ...Read more
Will my TSH level get higher (I'm at 0.022 right now) if I stop taking my Synthroid for 3 days? I took too much and now I have Thyrotoxicosis factitia
Too much thyroid : Hi. Please work with your doctor. At age 21, your body will probably tolerate that TSH suppression in the short run, and you've had Graves', after all. To your question, no holding your Synthroid (LT4) for 3 days won't do a thing if you then start back on the same dose that suppressed your TSH to 0.02. You are on too hi of an LT4 dose, and it needs to be reduced. Good luck! ...Read more
It depends...: On what you were using it for and what dose you were on. If you were using it for insomnia, you might find that you are sleeping better even after just one sleepless night off it. If you were on a large dose, you should taper it off slowly to avoid a seizure. For many people, Lorazepam is prescribed because of an anxiety disorder, and that doesn't go away on its own. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: I don't believe that the sadness ever goes away completely, but life can still be enjoyed. It is extremely important to consult with your physician to be evaluated for depression, which it different than being sad. Also, seeing a very good therapist who has experience in dealing with loss can be very helpful. ...Read more
It depends: If the bone is fractured, it can take about 6 weeks. Lesser injuries can heal sooner. It really depends on the type of injury. Seeing a podiatrist can answer this more specifically. ...Read more
Depends: Thyroiditis is generally categorized into painful and painless type. In the former, occurring commonly during an upper resporatory viral infection, your thyroid levels may go high followed by resolution and normalization of thyroid levels in 4-6 weeks. In the latter, you have a greater risk of developing hypothyroidism ~ 5-10% per year of developing under active thyroid (i.e. Hypothyroidism). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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