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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.?
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
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
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
I have short blackouts when i stand up fast. My doctor says that they are due to hypo tension but has not assigned medication. What should i do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible to go into remission from Graves Disease with medication ? or would it be better just to use RAI and become hypo?
I am starting to think my TSH level is due to adrenal fatigue and not being hypo. Do I really need the medication or should I get retested ?
Work: With your endocrinologist. May need more tests. ...Read more
Main pancreatic duct is dilated throughout its length. Few hypo intense filling defects noted in MPD suggestive of calculi. Treatmeant or medication.
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
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
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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