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Hypothyroidism And Methimazole
We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and has T3 (liothyronine) in it. Since the T3 (liothyronine) portion of armour has a very quick onset and short duration, it can wreak havoc with the ability to effectively treat hypothyroidism. Until there is a long-acting form of T3 (liothyronine) available, stick to levothyroxine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?
Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ws hypothyroid with TSH 4.57 and ft4 1.2.With Synthroid (thyroxine) adjustments,nw my TSH is low=0.03 and fT4=2.3.Reduced Synthroid (thyroxine) dose nw.Can I try to conceive?
Can switching thyroid brands levoxyl, (thyroxine) Synthroid armour and to Synthroid cause hair loss?
Don't know.: Probably not.Get a more detailed answer ›
When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?
Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease. ...Read more
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more
Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?
Ideally, none: Thyroid hormone in any form is not a weight loss product. Many people, especially those with weight problems to begin with, find that taking too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain just as easily as taking too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone should be adjusted to match what the body would make if the thyroid were working normally., and should be weight-neutral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.
Thyroid: It often depends on when you take your medicine. I think it best to take thyroid medicine at bedtime. Give it a bit of time and your levels should be stable. Yes, they could be stable and high or stable and low. Once you have settled on that please see your doctor. ...Read more
Complete blockade: Some people don't tolerate withdrawal of tapazole as their thyroid can relapse and become hyperthyroid again. By adding synthroid (thyroxine) to the treatment, tapazole can do its job blocking the thyroid and synthroid (thyroxine) will keep a patient from becoming hypothyroid on tapazole treatment. ...Read more
Can you have both underlying adrenal insufficiency and thyroid disease, while treated with levoxyl (thyroxine)?
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On 50 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) for mild hypothyroidism. I also have high blood press and tachycardia. In on topeol for. Could Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac effects?
Unlikely: Synthroid (thyroxine) can cause high blood pressure and tachycardia if the dose is too high. The only way to prove this is to check your thyroid level. If the level is normal, i would look for another etiology for the symptoms above. Synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg is a very low dose and is unlikely to be the cause for your symptoms. See your doc to get your labs check. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hypothyroid symptoms be fast heart rate and insomnia? Will adding cytomel to Synthroid (thyroxine) help?
Maybe hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism (too much circulating thyroid hormone) will often produce rapid heart rate and insomnia - along with other symptoms like diarrhea, weight loss, and jitteriness. Low thyroid may cause weight gain, sluggishness, coarse/dry skin, and constipation. Ask your care provider about your symptoms. Please do not "freelance" with Cytomel or synthroid, (thyroxine) as this may harm you! lgromko md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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