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Is Their Anything Else You Can Take For Thyroid Be Synthroid Med
Maybe: You need a brand name T4 replacement. Depending upon several factors there may be other brand name rx's on the market and covered by your insurance, but Levoxyl (thyroxine) just got taken off the market and won't be back for another year. Synthroid is however, an excellent product. Don't switch to generics, T3 or armour thyroid. ...Read more
Thank you doctor when can i stop my thyroid medicine many people said that thyroid medicine should take life long is this is true please explain me?
Thyroid Medicine: Do not stop thyroid medication unless under the direction of a physician. Except rarely it is to be taken life long. We give thyroid medication usually for low thyroid, which usually is due to the thyroid not working after a viral thyroiditis. Rarely does the thyroid heal enough to produce enough hormone on it's own again. ...Read more
Doctor said I have to take birthcontrol for hormone replacement is there something else i can take besides the pill?
Yes: There are many different options. It depends on the circumstance and the reasons., and often birth control pills are not preferred. Sometimes estrogen pills or patches are the best way to go with Progesterone periodically. You would need to speak with a specialist to understand everything in detail. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Forskolin and Synthroid (thyroxine)? I don't want to take anything that could interfere with that.
Forskolin: You can take both together as they don't interact with each other ...Read more
Hashimotos. Rxd Armour by Primary. Endocrinologist advised I should not be on thyroid med at this time. Feel crazy. Anything I can do to calm symptoms?
You might: not therapy if your thyroid tests are normal. Listen to your endocrinologist ...Read more
Understanding armour thyroid should not be taken with antacids, is it ok to take my dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?
Probably: It is always best to take thyroid hormone on an empty stomach and wait 40-60 minutes to eat. That way it gets absorbed into your system best. Taking antacids, calcium, iron, vitamins, food,and some medications at the same time can interfere with absorption. However, dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is probably okay. ...Read more
Possible: Levothyroxine (t4) has a long 1/2 life (up to 10 days in new hypothyroidism) so it is possible to dose a higher dose less often (e.g. 100mcg every other day). The problem we run into is compliance issues: many patients tend to forget to take their pills unless it is given once daily. ...Read more
I have a problem gaining weight on medications so is there anything else you can take for fibromyalgia other than Lyrica (pregabalin)? Thank you.
Yes there are: Unfortunately, weight gain is common with many of the oral medications used in the treatment of FBS. Medications in the same classes have differing degrees to which they contribute on an individual basis. Following is a list of different classes and examples of each: AED- Lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, Topamax. TCA-Doxepin, amitriptyline. SNRI-Cymbalta, venlafaxine. Topamax often causes weight loss. ...Read more
Absorption: The absorption of the med is better on an empty stomach. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and trying to boost where I'm more energetic. also taking synthroid. can coffee stimulate the thyroid to not be as hypo, or if it will make it worse? I definitely don't want my thyroid to be any slower to gain anymore weight
Hypothyroidism : Coffee has no affect on thyroid but you should be on medication at correct dose ...Read more
Hi TSH is 5.6 doctor said to start medication small dose, my concern is that it will be for life, can I stop medication once TSH is back to normal?
TSH slightly up: Presumably you do not have symptoms of hypothyroid. First, repeat the test. The TSH may now be normal. If there is reason to believe the thyroid is in the early stages of failing, then it is ok to start medication. Eg. Family history, pos tpo antibodies. Otherwise, it is ok to follow the TSH and begin meds if TSH elevates further. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid meds: For most patients, the two medications are roughly equal, with maybe a slight edge for methimazole due to once daily dosing for many patients. In children, PTU (propylthiouracil) is avoided due to an increased risk for liver toxicity. In pregnant women, methimazole is preferred due to the rare occurrence of a birth defect involving the skin. Talk with your doctor to find out if which med is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc said I have an underactive thyroid reading of 20, can a lifestyle change fix this, or do I need medication. Will I need to take med forever?
Are there any ALT meds for treating svt? I was taking metoprolol 50mg twice daily. Wouldn't it be ok to not take any? What else can be done naturally?
Is it possible for a blood test to be wrong re: hashimoto's? If it's wrong, would taking levo make my thyroid lazy? Any harmful side effects of 25mcg
Unlikely: It's always possible, but unlikely. Abnormal results should always be repeated before beginning life-long therapy. Make sure the correct tests were run as well. Thyroid replacement won't make your thyroid lazy. If you stop even full replacement, levels will return to their prior numbers in less than 6 weeks. ...Read more
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