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Hypothyroidism Antithyroid Medication
Been diagnosed with hypothyroidism scared to take thyroid meds have a fear of medication afraid of getting reaction plz help ?
Hypothyroidism : untreated leads to a whole list of potentially serious problems. You should be more afraid of that than of the medication to treat it. Thyroid medication has been used for decades and has a long long history of safety. Significant side effects are rare and mild side effects can be easily dealt with. This medication you have been prescribed in the long term can save your life, so please take it ...Read more
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
I have hypothyroidism from past 18 yrs and I am on medication and in control. Now I have acute cholecystitis. Is this because of my sluggish thyroid?
I forgot to take my thyroid medication this morning for hypothyroidism. Is that okay? Should I skip today and continue tomorrow?
Take dose: If you forgot to take your synthroid, (thyroxine) take the dose as soon as you remember. You should take it at the same time each day. You can split the time in half in hours that you missed it and take it a little bit later tomorrow since you are taking it late today. Then you can resume taking it in the morning. Good luck. ...Read more
On thyroid medication for hypothyroidism. Does small change in dose from 137.5 daily to 132 daily make a difference ? I feel it but docs don't agree ?
Lab test: If your TSH is in the normal range, your treatment is appropriate. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism n it is in controlled state. Can I plan for pregnancy now and while planning can i take prenatal gummy with thyroid medication.
It's OK: Hi. Yep, you can take prenatal gummies with your thyroid medication. If you get pregnant, you'll often have to increase your thyroid dose a little bit. ...Read more
What are the medications used to treat hypothyroidism? Should it be stopped after thyroid levels are normal or continued for life. Can it be cured
Medications used to treat hypothyroidism: Most common medication is Levothyroxine , brand name = Synthroid. The goal is to have thyroid levels within normal limits-the blood test is TSH. Probably should be treated rest of your life, since Hypothyroid is not usually cured , but controlled. Hypothyroid is usually due to decreased function due to prior viral infection,or no function due to prior surgical removal of thyroid gland ...Read more
Absorption: The absorption of the med is better on an empty stomach. ...Read more
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