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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
Your treating MD is/: Your treating doctor is your best guide. You must find out why you are having Vertigo? It is not due to Thyrotoxicosis...but it can be caused by some of the drugs you are taking. Meclizine is a safe drug and can be tried once you have checked with your doctor. It can be combined with any drugs except those causing sleepiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any dietary, herb or supp. needs or interactions while recovering from Thyrotoxicosis? (On low dose Inderal) Should I take coq10? DigestEnzyme safe?
Thyrotoxicosis: Please do not take any other medicines about your thyroid but discuss this as soon as possible with your doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Will my TSH level get higher (I'm at 0.022 right now) if I stop taking my Synthroid (thyroxine) 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 (thyroxine) (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
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
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