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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)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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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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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I'm 22 with hypothyroidism and take 2 grains desiccated thyroid (120) but have been told i'm overmedicated, is this too much?

Depends: The effective dose of the medication depends on your body size and your metabolism. The only way to know is to check blood test and see whether or not this dose is too high or too low for you. Your doctor will be able to tell from the blood test. ...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