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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. ...Read more
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?
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 more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not likely: Cold symptoms are upper respiratory and not likely thyroid related. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Probably not: That would be a highly unlikely scenario. ...Read more
Test hormones: I suggest you ask your doctor to check all of your hormone levels, including thyroid hormone. Too high or too low levels of hormones may make your hot flashes worse. In addition, thyroid hormone is intricately connected so adjusting that may be important as well. Here are some tips on optimizing thyroid function http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal. Html. ...Read more
Depression: Depression can mimic the tiredness, change from outgoing to withdrawn personality, and weight changes seen with hypothyroidism. It would not usually cause constipation, dry skin, or having longer, heavier periods seen with hypothyroidism. Menopause can cause swings in mood or energy, but not the the chronic tiredness & apathy sometimes seen with hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Not much: It will not have sufficient benefit. You need to be on thyroid replacement meds. ...Read more
Probably not: Severe illness or injury can induce thyroid disease, but a cold cannot do that. ...Read more
It depends: The doctor will usually start you on a low dose of replacement and increase it until your thyroid function tests are in the normal range. It depends how long that takes. ...Read more
Complicated: You see, most medications in clinical medicine have anti-cholinergic effects, and this may help several conditions by design. However, pts with cognitive problems, such as alzheimer's, might have decreases in acetylcholine, which might result in worsening with such meds. Typically, not really a major problem in hypothyroidism, especially if treated with thyroid meds. ...Read more
Is low estrogen a symptom of hypothyroidism? Does hypothyroidism cause low estrogen or vice versa?
I have been hypothyroid for 12 years on treatment, in normal range yet I still have lots of symptoms what can I do?
It depends,,,: It depends on what your symptoms are and also on your readings, as in how normal are your ranges. By this I mean how far into the normal range are the readings. They could be in the low normal range and you could still have symptoms of hypothyroidism. You're also on other meds which might interact with your thyroid med and also cause other symptoms. So it's a good idea to see your Dr. To check ...Read more
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