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Hypothyroidism Symptoms And When To Go To The Emergency Room
I have hypothyroidism n emergency dr prescribed me cyclobenzaprine and naprox for severe back pain is it safe to take with thyroid disorder plz help?
Yes, but...: Yes, but a general guideline is to not take your thyroid medication within an hour of any other oral medicine.
Other qs pointed me to hypothyroidism, which does match most of what is going on, but are there other things that would cause similar symptoms?
Many possible causes: Remember, diseases can cause symptoms, but having symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have that disorder. Hypothyroidism is very easy to check for with a simple blood test, and then you'll know for sure. Contact your physician.
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 youSee 1 more doctor answer
Stable: Once you reach your proper therapeutic dose and stay on it, your symptoms should be permanently controlled. Periodic blood tests confirm that your dose remains effective, however.
You treat: With thyroxine supplementation if indeed you have genuine hypothyroidism. Remember, it takes several weeks and sometimes months to have your symptoms resolve. Regular monitoring of your thyroid levels is equally important as dose requirement can vary among individuals. Change in body weight can also affect levels.See 1 more doctor answer
Optimize the thyroid: The labs are merely a guidline, and often checking a TSH and T4 are not enough. You need to check your free T4, free T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) Reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) thyroglobulin and TPO antibodies, and then make sure your physician understands the relationship of these labs and to optimize the labs...get your free T3 (liothyronine) to high normal and lower your Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Above all, treat the patient, not the labs.
Treat it: Treat it with brand name T4 replacement until your levels are normal. That makes it like you never had a thyroid problem. Wasn't that easy?
It is variable: The way hypothyroid persons feels is quite variable. Some feel very tired with small degrees of hypothyroidism, but I have seen people who were deeply hypothyroid by blood tests, feeling nothing at all. When hypothyroidism is significant in a young person, (tsh>10) treatment is recommended even if the patient feels well, because it can cause high cholesterol and possibly heart disease.See 1 more doctor answer
It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral.See 1 more doctor answer
Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test.
Not likely: Cold symptoms are upper respiratory and not likely thyroid related.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If your thyroid level is in the hypothyroid range (for any reason be it missing thyroid pills, not faithfully taking it, gaining weight this requiring higher dose, absorption problems...), hypothyroid symptoms will/can come back.
A long time.: Depends on severity. Most of the patients I put on thyoid ask me will they loose weight quickly, they do not. Many patients with borderline low thyroid levels do not gain much, or little weight.
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