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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more


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How long do I have to wait after taking my thyroid medicine can I eat something.?

How long do I have to wait after taking my thyroid medicine can I eat something.?

It's best to be: Taken on an empty stomach, to insure consistent absorption. However, if you take it under the same conditions each day, and then check the levels, you can adjust the dose if necessary until it's appropriate. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement for consistency. Don't take within two hours of calcium, iron or vitamins. ...Read more

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How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

27mg daily: The typical diet confers 15 mg of elemental iron per day. The recommended daily dietary allowance of ferrous iron during pregnancy is 27 mg. Every patient will have a health screen questionnaire and blood tests at the beginning of pregnancy. Your ob/gyn will review these results and clarify your needs. ...Read more

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How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

No need for extra: The treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement of thyroid hormone; there is no reason to take other supplements such as tyrosine the hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a thyroid disorder, what happens if i stop taking my synthroid (thyroxine).?

Thyroid: If stop your medication, u might end up with myxedema (low thyroid functions) with multiple symptoms such as dry skin, weight gain, mood changes, cramps, fatigue, irregular menses. ...Read more

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How much iron do I need if I am pregnant?

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How much iron do I need if I am pregnant?

30mg/day: The recommended allowance for pregnant and breastfeeding women is 30mg/day. Iron absorption is actually enhanced during pregnancy, but because of a relative hemodilution coupled with increased oxygen needs, it's essential that the mother's iron stores be sufficient. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin d should I be taking daily?

How do I know how much vitamin d should I be taking daily?

?: About 1000 iu/25# body wt per day should get the vit level checked aslo now and in ~3-4 mo go to vitamindcouncil.Org fro more very good info. ...Read more

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What should I do if i take too much migraine medication?

What should I do if i take too much migraine medication?

Migraine: If you are having too frequent migraines. You may benefit from taking preventive medications such as beta blockers, topamax, (topiramate) etc. ...Read more

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Ok if i haven't been diagnose with ADHD and took concerta wud it give me energy if so how much do I need to take ?

Ok if i haven't been diagnose with ADHD and took concerta wud it give me energy if so how much do I need to take ?

Here is my concern: If you use someone else's Concerta it is not legal. Can't determine what dose would give you that effects and playing around with different doses of stimulant may be harmful to you. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a slow metabolism if I just eat too much?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a slow metabolism if I just eat too much?

More info: Hard to answer your question without more information. What is your height, weight, and body mass index? (You can find BMI on the web.) If your BMI is more than a bit high you should go online and learn more about diet and exercise. If your BMI is OK - relax and enjoy. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin B12 should I take if I take daily colchicine for fmf.?

How do I know how much vitamin B12 should I take if I take daily colchicine for fmf.?

Colchicine and B12: Although Colchicine is known to cause vitamin B12 depletion, how much B12 to take to prevent this isn't known. The typical replacement dose for vitamin B12 is 1000 micrograms or 1 mg orally once daily. ...Read more

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If I take Synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in the morning, how long do I have to wait before I take Propranolol?

If I take Synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in the morning, how long do I have to wait before I take Propranolol?

I tell my patients: thy need not wait: I think other MD's make too big a deal of separating these meds. Take them & see what your lab tests show. HRS, MD,FACC www.thepmc.org ...Read more

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If I have abetalipoprotememia, how much vitamin E should I take?

If I have abetalipoprotememia, how much vitamin E should I take?

Difficult to know: Vit e, ( along with vitamin k) are the two fat soluble vitamins that require chylomicrons to transport them from the intestine to the liver. In many cases, even massive amounts of supplementation of vit. E will not raise levels to normal range. Vit a and d on the other hand can be supplemented much more effectively. Must check levels. ...Read more

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What to do if I have iron deficiency, so I took supplements?

What to do if I have iron deficiency, so I took supplements?

Ask your doctor: Check with your doctor, further testing may be necessary. The most common cause of iron deficiency anemia in women of child bearing age is menstruation; however, other more serious causes are possible and could be reversed. You should check with your doctor to find the cause of iron deficiency before your start treating it on your own. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight when I have no thyroid and have to take levothyroxine?

How can I lose weight when I have no thyroid and have to take levothyroxine?

Diet and Thyroid: Once your thyroid level s normal on levothyroxine then the thyroid has nothing else to stand in the way of good dietary choices and exercise. Do not use the thyroid as an excuse for obesity! ...Read more

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Dear sir. I have hypothyroidism and I take 100mcg of levothyroxine everyday. Please tell me can I take iodine supplement, if I can how?

Dear sir. I have hypothyroidism and I take 100mcg of levothyroxine everyday. 
Please tell me can I take iodine supplement, if I can how?

YouCanButCheckWithMD: I don't know if the salt in Afganistan is Iodised.If it is iodised than you do not need Iodine Supplement as 1 teaspoon of iodised salt ontains 400 micrograms of Iodine and you only need 200 micrograms per day. You can get your Idine level checked If you need supplement don't exceed 400 microgram a day But don't forget to ask your Doctor if it is ok to take ...Read more

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How much iodine should you have everyday?

How much iodine should you have everyday?

Iodine: The recommended daily allowance (rda) for iodine is 150 mcg/day, 220 mcg if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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I am menopausal. Does that affect how much iron I should take?

I am menopausal. Does that affect how much iron I should take?

Iron requirements: Vary according to age, gender, menstruating, pregnancy, lactating. See chart from the office of dietary supplements of the nih given here. ...Read more

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Will I die if don't take levothyroxine? I don't ever take it bc I take to much medication already and I need to take my depression meds before thyroid

Will I die if don't take levothyroxine? I don't ever take it bc I take to much medication already and I need to take my depression meds before thyroid

Hypothyroidism: I understand of getting tired of taking too much medications. At age 21, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with separations, work, Alcohol use and finances can cause Depression Not taking levothyroxine has led to increase in your depression See Endocrinologist, have blood test for Thyroid, get his advice. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and discuss not to take depression med. ...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