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Liothyronine Allergy In Children
I've allergy appear when not sleaping early, I did tsh analysis was slightly high, two other times was in range and t3, t4 with in range, what my ttt?
? reverse T3: Slightly elevated TSH in the presence of normal T3 and T4 suggests a higher than average level of reverse t3. T3 is what's actually used by cells for metabolic activity; it's produced from T4 passing thru the liver. The average person makes only about 10% reverse T3, but if you make more than than you'll have subclinical hypthyroidism with normal T4 and T3 values and slightly elevated TSD. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?
Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?
There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.
We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.
Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.
Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more
Hyperactive Thyroid: It can mean hyperthyroid or TBG def.(thyroxine binding globulin). ...Read more
See Your Endo MD: Just having high T3 (liothyronine) does not give a good picture what is wrong. Need to get a complete picture of what is going on? ...Read more
Maybe none: T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are the active thyroid hormones. But low T3 (liothyronine) by itself may be normal, unless either T4 is low or TSH is elevated, then total thyroid production is likely low. See your doctor for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
High T3 (liothyronine): No you should not. Your doctor has to work out what the cause might be and make decisions about thyroid care. May need a referral to an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Try and see: Some people may find they prefer one or the other. Both need to be dosed at least three times a day. You may do well on dessicated thyroid once a day with a T3 (liothyronine) boost. ...Read more
Yes: You need to adjust to another better and safer thyroid replacement such as brand name t4. Cytomel (liothyronine) can't be measured in the blood, is potentially toxic, only last for minutes to hours and should definitely be avoided. See a real doctor. ...Read more
No, not likely: Unless you have been taking large doses of narcotics for a very long time and have become tolerant to them, that is an excessive dose of narcotics, and may be very dangerous, causing you to fall asleep and stop breathing. You should see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Short-acting T3 (liothyronine): Cytomel (liothyronine) is the trade name for tri-iodothyronine, (t3). It is considered the active form of thyroid hormone, although all cells can convert T4 (the predominant product of the thyroid gland) into t3. Can be used to replace thyroid hormone, but it is short-lived. This means it must be taken multple times a day, and gives levels which are constantly going up and down (not ideal, hard to adjust). ...Read more
It doesn't: Liothyronine is a form of thyroid hormone called t3 (liothyronine). Unless you are truly hypothyroid, taking thyroid hormone to lose weight doesn't work because appetite is increased at the same time that metabolism is increased. You would have to be on a toxic dose of thyroid hormone before you would see any significant weight loss. ...Read more
It can: Hi. If you take enough to make you hyperthyroid, even transiently, yes it can. ...Read more
Should be normal : Assuming you do not have thyroid disease then the t3 (liothyronine) level should be in the normal range. If you do have thyroid disease then you should be on medication to normalize the levels. ...Read more
Doctors are taught that most people only need to be given T4 as our bodies convert T4 to t3 (liothyronine). This is true for some, but many people don't make that conversion adequately. In my experience almost all patients on thyroid benefit from taking t3 (liothyronine) as well as T4 (or natural thyroid which has both).
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Yes, but why???: Hi. Sure, most people with normal thyroid function could take a low dose of liothyronine (T3) without it causing hyperthyroidism. The pituitary sees the T3, and secretes TSH accordingly to maintain overall normal exposure to thyroid hormone. But why on earth would you want to do that? In my humble opinion, don't take a hormone you don't need! ...Read more
Maybe none: The units and normal ranges for free t-3 vary widely. In addition, the free t-3 is never used by itself to diagnose a thyroid disorder. It is only even minimally helpful when it is in combination with more useful and conventional thyroid tests like the free-4 and tsh. Free t-3 measures free t-3 in the blood, but what's really important is the t-3 level in the cells, which the test can't measure. ...Read more
T3 (liothyronine): In some cases adding T3 (liothyronine) does help with metabolism. Blood tests for thyroid can include T3 (liothyronine) t$ and TSH to help your doctor determine. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule: There is not full tft report specially tsh. Your nodules and symptoms need us, thyroid scan, fine needle aspiration by experienced person. Should be read by thyroid pathologist or mayo clinic. Clinch the right diagnosis whether it is benign or cancer. Are these thyroid nodule or cervical nodes for head ; neck. Ct report not given? Thyroid nodule-http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read more
Synthroid (thyroxine): Synthroid or some form of levothyroxine is most commonly used. If you are taking it and are concerned that it is not working properly after several months you can ask your doctor to check T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) but usually with an adequate dose of T4 the body synthesizes plenty of T3 (liothyronine). ...Read more