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Low thyroid levels: Most people need to thyroid hormone(th) forever because their thyroid can't make enough. Stopping th leads to low thyroid levels, and feeling cold, sluggish, constipated, not interested in doing anything, sleeping a lot, rough skin, and gaining weight. Since these changes take weeks to occur, people may lose insight that things aren't right, they may go untreated for months or even years. ...Read more
I have to go off of my hypothyroid medication for over a month to prepare for my scan and uptake. What kind of symptoms can I expect from being off?
Hypothyroid symptoms: Common symptoms of low thyroid = hypothyroidism are: fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain. It can easily be diagnosed from the blood test checking T4 level as well as TSH level . Consult your doctor for your symptoms and have he/she check the thyroid level for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-4 weeks: Typically 3-4 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uncommonly yes: I'm not sure WHICH medication you're referring to but if we just hazard a guess and say, "LEVOTHYROXINE" then, in rare instances this medication has been reported to cause mental depression in patients. Typically though, when used in therapeutic doses to treat hypothyroidism one usually experiences a bit of a lift in mood (if they've been truly HYPO-thyroid) for some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know cause.: Graying of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?
No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me however. ...Read more
It really doesn't: Except for the fact that levothyroxine should be taken on an empty stomach in the morning for consistent absorption, there is really no interaction between taking Methadone or methamphetamine (whichever you were talking about when you said "meth." here on the east coast, meth = methadone. As far as methamphetamine use goes, better not to use it at all, obviously! ...Read more
I am 10 days late,spotting pink 2 days ago.2 negative HPT.Have hypothyroidism.Medication makes period irregular,so stopped taking Nov.On time usually.
Which of the hypothyroid medication is better - Synthroid (thyroxine) or tirosint in terms of safety during pregnancy.?
Is there interection between eltroxin (hypothyroidism medication ) and asthma medication ( milfonide and octovent and telfast ) and venaxan antibiotic?
There is no: Interaction as long as you are taking the correct amount of thyroid replacement to keep your levels normal. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If one's body has all the ingredients to make a normal thyroid hormone, but her thyroid gland is unable to make enough hormone, then there is probably no cure, with or without medicine. The thyroid hormone pills replace what the gland cannot make, but don't cure the gland. The hormone pills work even if there is no longer a gland. However, if iodine deficiency is the cause, taking iodine can cure. ...Read more
Hi there. I have hypothyroidism. My medication has finished. What blood tests do I need to get done so that i can check my levels for dosage?
Hmmm....: Hypothyroidism means a one's body is not making enough natural thyroid hormone, which means she has to take thyroid pills to make up for what her body cannot produce. "My medication has finished" is an unclear statement, as it does not say which medication. One usually does not stop taking thyroid pills unless her thyroid gland starts normally making enough hormone, but that usually won't happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal level: We strive to reach a normal TSH when we treat a patient with hypothyroidism. Too much or too little thyroid replacement is not recommended. However there is some debate as to the desired TSH level which can be from 0.5 to 5.0 although currently an upper level of 3.0 is deemed more desirable. Consult a thyroidologist if you have further concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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