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My father keeps burping excessively after eating meals. He is 56 yrs and has hypo thyrodism on medication for it. What cud be the reason.?

My father keeps burping excessively after eating meals. He is 56 yrs and has hypo thyrodism on medication for it. What cud be the reason.?

Belching: A person belches to release excess gas trapped in the stomach. Some gas is naturally taken in with eating but some foods can produce more gas such as spicey or acidic foods and carbonated beverages. Some people may have a hiatal hernia which is a weakness at the opening to the stomach that may make more gas be expelled. Some medical conditions can cause excess acid and belching. See the doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get hypo thyroid regulated with medication?

How long does it take to get hypo thyroid regulated with medication?

Hi: Usually 6 weeks. After initial diagnosis should repeat TSH level and adjust dose at 6 weeks and it should get in normal ranger like 0.5 to 4.5 ...Read more

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Just prescribed levothyroxin 75mcg if I start taking this do I have to take this medication for life? Went from hyper to hypo if take can go off later

Just prescribed levothyroxin 75mcg if I start taking this do I have to take this medication for life? Went from hyper to hypo if take can go off later

Replacement: The medication is replacing the thyroid hormone that your body is not making anymore or making too little. This hormone is essential for the body to function properly. Unless something happens that your body starts making it again (rare) you will have to continue taking it. If your doctor prescribed it I suggest you take it... ...Read more

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I lost weight should I have my thyroid medication changed it shows normal but it's never been changed in many years. I am hypo and I still feel bad.

I lost weight should I have my thyroid medication changed it shows normal but it's never been changed in many years. I am hypo and I still feel bad.

If your thyroid labs: Including tsh, free T4 and free t3 (liothyronine) are normal, than there is no need to change your thyroid medication and it is unlikely contributing to your 'hypo' symptoms. You can consider checking a reverse t3 (liothyronine), and if elevated, you may benefit from t3 (liothyronine) replacement as well. ...Read more

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Hi I'm very sensitive to medication, I quickly become hypo. I have had a bad reaction to Citalopram and now put on Sertraline, will the same happen?

Hi I'm very sensitive to medication, I quickly become hypo. I have had a bad reaction to Citalopram and now put on Sertraline, will the same happen?

Possibly: Sertraline and citalopram are in the same class of medications and have the same potential side effects. However, some people tolerate one much better than another. So, you may tolerate Sertraline better. It is important to stay in contact with your provider and let them know of any side effects that you experience, particularly if you have any hypomania or worsening depression. ...Read more

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I've been taking a lot of several medications over the past 15 years for parkinsons. I now am dealing with hypo-gonadism... Is detail isn't the issue. ...It's depenis that's at hand

I've been taking a lot of several medications over the past 15 years for parkinsons. I now am dealing with hypo-gonadism... Is detail isn't the issue. ...It's depenis that's at hand

This: This is an interesting question. A group of neurologists at emory university several years ago studied the occurence of low testosterone in men with parkinsonism. It is unlikely that it is related to your medication but is correctable. Discuss this with your primary care doctor who will check you for levels of other hormones to determine whether there is pituitary gland dysfunction or just low testosterone. ...Read more

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I'm having hypo thyroid but never gained weight as I do have hyper active... (according to what doctor said). What medication should I need to take...

I'm having hypo thyroid but never gained weight as I do have hyper active... (according to what doctor said). What medication should I need to take...

As per your doctor: I don't quite understand if you are hypo- or hyperthyroid. Regardless of whether or not you are gaining or losing weight, the standard treatment for hypothyroidism is levothyroxine, and hyperthyroidism is treated either with methimazole, radioactive iodine or (rarely) surgery. ...Read more

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Have hashimoto and keep going from hypo to hyper in short period of time on Synthroid (thyroxine) and all associated symptoms. What is best medication for this?

Have hashimoto and keep going from hypo to hyper in short period of time on Synthroid (thyroxine) and all associated symptoms. What is best medication for this?

Tricky situation: Hashimotos in the beginning can be tricky and frustrating. Basically, since antibodies are attacking your thyroid a few things can happen. In the short run, the inflammation can result in extra thyroid hormone spilling into your blood, causing hyperthyroidism. Long term, the inflammation, results in lost of thyroid function and you become hypothyroid. Lots of fluctuations in between. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for drug induced hypo mania?

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What is a treatment for drug induced hypo mania?

Hypomania: First step is stopping the offending agent, informing your prescribing doc. Ofcourse, then work with your doc. On tx for the mood changes if such persist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more