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Is there anything else you can take for thyroid besides Synthroid (thyroxine) med?

Is there anything else you can take for thyroid besides Synthroid (thyroxine) 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

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Is it alright to take adipex if you are on synthyroid for hypothyroidism?

Is it alright to take adipex if you are on synthyroid for hypothyroidism?

Yes but no: Should not be contraindicated if you are on the proper dose of synthroid (thyroxine). However I am not sure if adipex is a good medication to take regardless. ...Read more

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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

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Doctor said I have to take birthcontrol for hormone replacement is there something else i can take besides the pill?

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

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Understanding armour thyroid should not be taken with antacids, is it ok to take my dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

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

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Is there an alternative to Synthroid (thyroxine) that doesn't have to be taken daily?

Is there an alternative to Synthroid (thyroxine) that doesn't have to be taken daily?

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

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I have a problem gaining weight on medications so is there anything else you can take for fibromyalgia other than Lyrica (pregabalin)? Thank you.

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

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Is it okay to take Synthroid (thyroxine) if your tests are normal already?

Is it okay to take Synthroid (thyroxine) if your tests are normal already?

What is normal?: If your tests are normal when taking thyroxine that is good. If someone wants to give you thyroxine and you have "normal" labs already than see another doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to just stop taking your thyroid medication because you have kidney disease?

Is it normal to just stop taking your thyroid medication because you have kidney disease?

No: Hi. No, it's not. You need to talk with your doc and have the reason for stopping your thyroid explained to you, and the plan for moving ahead. Good luck! ...Read more

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

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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How would you know that anti thyroid meds doesn't work for you?

How would you know that  anti thyroid meds doesn't work for you?

Labs and symptoms: If your symptoms are still there and the labs still show hyperthyroidism (high T4 and t3), then you might need to go up on the dose. The lab is the main way to follow this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have to take medication for hyperthyroidism. Which is better to take, pt or methimazole?

I have to take medication for hyperthyroidism.  Which is better to take, pt or methimazole?

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 more

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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?

Probably: If the reading is a TSH you will need thyroid. Most cases of hypothyroidism are permanent - but see a thyroidologist to find out if you have a reversible cause or need to be on thyroxine forever. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Danger: Calcium channel blockers like Diltiazem can help control svt. May have less side effect than beta blockers like metoprolol. Would not stop medications without consulting your doctor first & have your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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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

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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