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Been diagnosed with hypothyroidism scared to take thyroid meds have a fear of medication afraid of getting reaction plz help ?

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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


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What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

Medications: First of all you are taking a lot of medicines. Do you really need all of them. Please check with your doctor. Hypothyroidism can only be controlled if enough thyroid medicine is prescribed. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I forgot to take my thyroid medication this morning for hypothyroidism. Is that okay? Should I skip today and continue tomorrow?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Usually not: Usually not, unless the medication caused the eye to be more dry. More likely it is dry due to the environment or the thyroid condition it's self. It is possible you are developing graves ophthalmopathy (a condition associated with thyroid problems). ...Read more

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I take thyroid mediation for hypothyroidism. Is it ok to take medication after eating?

No: It is recommended that you take your thyroid replacement medication on empty stomach and 1 hour prior to other medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more