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Medicine For Desiccated Thyroid Allergy
Thyroid function: It depends on how you respond to variability in your thyroid function. Dessicated thyroid is known for its variability in thyroid hormone concentration from pill to pill. If you take too much, you might stay the same weight, gain, or, lose depending on your caloric intake and energy expenditure. Studies have not shown any benefit when compared to levothyroxine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, but des. has T3 (liothyronine): T4 is the same exact chemical whether it is from dessicated or synthetic thyroid. However, dessicated thyroid also has the T3 (liothyronine) form of thyroid, which is available in synthetic form but not found in pills with t4. See http://thyroid.About.Com/od/hypothyroidismhashimotos/a/editorial-endocrinologists-misrepresenting-natural-thyroid-drugs.Htm and http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/natural-thyroid-101. ...Read more
Change thyroid med: Hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid, is always treated the same way. Find a thyroid supplement that is well tolerated and find the right dose (may take months) that brings you into a euthyroid (normal) state, then check levels every 6-12 months, to make sure, new dose is not needed. If treated properly, there are no side effects from the supplement; there are many brands (synthetic and natural). ...Read more
Who you ask: Most endocrinologists, don't prescribe dessicated thyroid hormone. Pills have inconsistent concentrations of t3, (liothyronine) though i understand it has improved. The body is still able to make its own T3 (liothyronine) out of the T4 used in levothyroxine preparation. This process occurs outside of thyroid gland also. Having too much T3 (liothyronine) on board can make one hyperthyroid with both short and long term complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid is slightly under active.I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid.I can feel a lump in thyroid area.Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?
Go Soon: First, dessicated thyroid hormone is rarely used anymore & most docs, especially for a slightly underactive thyroid would use LT4 (thyroxine) and if necessary & experienced in its use add T3 (liothyronine) if needed. A new lump could be anything from a simple cyst under the skin, a growing thyroid cyst to a thyroid nodule needing eval. If it grew fast enough to notice a change it need evaluation! ...Read more
No such thing: Unless you happen to be allergic to the animal where the thyroid comes from- even then it will be rather remotely possible. On the other hand too much or too little thyroid can cause illness. ...Read more
Allergy meds: Typically, the warning is there for patients who have hyperthyroidism. Many allergy remedies have stimulants, like pseudoephedrine. In the face of hyperthyroidism, this could raise blood pressure and heart rate. The jury is still out on whether or not there are issues with hypothyroid problems and allergy meds. Hyperthyroidism is much less common than hypothyroidism. ...Read more
How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy?Can this also be related to thyroid problems?
Correlate with food?: The best way to know if your symptoms are due to food allergy is to have a diary and write down the foods with worsening of the rash. Rash limited to legs and neck area alone are not usually caused by food allergy. Rash on area of contact and if it is recent you may suspect contact allergens such as poison ivy. It is not likely related to thyroid problems. Seeing an allergist is an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiancée had an allergy after from a spice, took allergex and was okay...a few days later her skin started to peel( head, face and neck) & dry.
My throat (front neck) won't stop tightening.After eating, exercise, sitting too long, tongue gets dry, tight in neck. CT clear, no known allergies. Y?
Yes: Both types of medication can be taken but thyroid pills should be taken without food or other pills. ...Read more
Can severe seasonal allergies cause an enlarged thyroid, or can a malfunctioning thyroid in a type 1 diabetic cause severe seasonal allergies?
I am losing weight that i don't need to, struggling to put it on. I have been to a dietician (eat well tested for allergies, bloods thyroid is fine)?
Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?
Chronic Urticaria CU: CU can be associated with various autoimmune disorders. Even in the absence of hypo- or hyperthyroidism, patients with thyroid autoantibodies are often poorly responsive to standard therapies and have more persistent disease. Studies have examined the use of thyroid supplementation in the treatment of CU, with mixed results. Best treatment for this condition is daily antihistamines. See Allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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