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Doctor insights on: How Much Ltyrosine Should I Take If I Have Hypothyroidism

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Is moclobemide safe to take if I have hypothyroidism (hashimoto's)?

Is moclobemide safe to take if I have hypothyroidism (hashimoto's)?

Pharmacist: You are correct in inquiring about possible interactions of moclobemide when you are taking thyroid supplements or any other medications as that class of antidepressants are more apt to cause interactions. You should ask your pharmacist and prescribing psychiatrist for this advice as the average physician has little experience with that class of antidepressants. ...Read more

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Suffering hypothyroid how much spirulina should I take?

Suffering hypothyroid how much spirulina should I take?

None: Spirulina is a dietary supplement that has no legitimate studies showing that it is of value in people with thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 100 mg of zinc a day? I am hypothyroid.

Is it ok to take 100 mg of zinc a day? I am hypothyroid.

Not on your own.: 100 mg is 10 times the daily requirement. Too much zinc can be toxic, cause GI upset, copper deficiency. Do not take high doses of zinc unless a medical condition like malabsorption requires it, and you are monitored by blood tests. ...Read more

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If i'm hypothyroid, can I still take Trileptal to control my pain?

If i'm hypothyroid, can I still take Trileptal to control my pain?

Sure: I don't know of any specific problem with trileptal and thyroid status. Trileptal can decrease sodium levels and this should be checked by your doc. I often use trileptal for neuropathic pain sydromes like trigeminal neuralgia. ...Read more

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I am having hypothyroidism do I need to take meds my whole life time.

Probably: The most common cause for hypothyroidism is autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland (hashimoto's thyroiditis). This typically results in a permanently low thyroid, though in early disease one can have episodes of normal or even high thyroid levels. There are also temporary causes for hypothyroidism including recovering subacute thyroiditis, and postpartum thyroiditis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for medications for hypothyroidism to take effect?

How long does it take for medications for hypothyroidism to take effect?

Half life 7d: 6 weeks. The half life of thyroid replacement is 7d, there fore it takes 6 1/2 lives to reach steady state or 6w. No medication change or labs reassessment for 2-3 months to see if right dose. ...Read more

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What is the best brand name of medicine to take when you have hypothyroidism?

What is the best brand name of medicine to take when you have hypothyroidism?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Synthroid (thyroxine) is the brand thyroid hormone which is probably the most prescribed. "best" in medications of any category is often debated. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens if i don't take my hypothyroidism meds on a regular basis?

Incompletely treated: Hi. Your doc adjusts your thyroid dose assuming you're taking it everyday. She/he will adjust it higher until your thyroid function is at goal. If you then start taking it everyday all of a sudden, it could make you hyperthyroid. Try to remember to take it - you might feel better! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism i take medication but i forgot it for 2 weeks what can I do ?

I have hypothyroidism i take medication  but i forgot it for 2 weeks what can I do  ?

Start taking it: The dose for this is based on your body mass and blood tests that reflect how your brain's feedback hormones detect it working.Geyt back on your med and call your doc to see if you should do anything more. Within a week or so your system should be back on track. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid. What can happen if i don't take medication? And can I still lose weight?

I'm hypothyroid. What can happen if i don't take medication? And can I still lose weight?

Inactive Thyroid: I have no idea why you would put your body through this experiment. But no thyroid would lead to unwanted fatigue, unwanted depression, unwanted weight gain. It could lead to dry skin, brittle and breakable hair. You may feel cold even when it is warm. Your heart and other muscles will be sluggish. Shall i go on? ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and take medication for it but it keeps spiraling to hyper, and its always large. what should I do?

I have hypothyroidism and take medication for it but it keeps spiraling to hyper, and its always large. what should I do?

Sounds like you need: to be reassessed by endocrinology. Hypothyroidism is oft diagnosed in people when sick, and the diagnosis of sick euthyroid is mislabled as hypothyroidism. If you have a goiter and you're thyroid is hyper now, you may have Grave's disease or another thyroiditis (autoimmune attack of the thyroid). Also if you have recently had CT scans with contrast that can cause problems too. Get seen ASAP! ...Read more

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Am hypothyroid. Take med in morning. Can i switch to bedtime? Just read should not be taking med and having coffee within an hour. Thank you.

Am hypothyroid. Take med in morning. Can i switch to bedtime? Just read should not be taking med and having coffee within an hour. Thank you.

Hypothyroidism: Excellent question! there are several recent studies suggesting better results if you take levothyroxine at night, presumably on an empty stomach. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/levothyroxine.Html which recommends taking on empty stomach (although states ok 30min before breakfast). Always ask your doc & tell him/her what you want to do. Then check TSH 6wks after change. Repeat TSH in another 6wks. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and i take levathyroxin would it be safe to do the advicare 24 day challenge and cleanse? Would they cleanse effect the med?

Worthless: Make sure you're taking brand name T4 and your levels are normal. Forget the "challenge and cleanse" -- it's internet garbage and won't help you in any way. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv and the internet. You don't actually believe any of that crap do you? ...Read more

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Has any research been done to cure hypothyroidism? I know you can take pills daily to regulate but am curious if a long term solution is in the works. Thanks!

Depends : Depends on why your thyroid is not working well. Could be heavy metal toxicity, endocrine disrupters such as bpa and phthalates etc. Some things can be helped over time by detox. Find a good integrative medicine doctor to help. Search acam database for doctors. ...Read more