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Medicine For Hypothyroidism
I have to go off of my medicine for hypothyroid for over a month for an uptake scan. I'm nervous about the side effects of being off for so long. Should I be worried?
No.: We do this all the time. If symptoms bother you Cytomel (liothyronine) may be given for up to two weeks before the exam. ...Read more
Unusual causes of drug-induced hypothyroidism include:
Eating a large amount of iodine-containing seaweed
Povidone iodine (Betadine)
Drugs which used to treat hyperthyroidism could do it, too like PTU, (propylthiouracil) radioactive iodine, potassium iodide, and methimazol.
Hypothyroidism is not uncommon among women. ...Read more
Can I continue taking garcinia cambogia tablets while I am taking medicine for hypothyroidism? Will it help?
I take medicine for hypothyroid and value remains normal with medicine, even then I am haveing pcod, why so, I m not even obese I am 31 f unmarried?
BP meds and thyroid: All anti-hypertensive medications, used only to treat it have no effect on the thryoid gland. Amieorderone, which is used to treat irregular heart beats can cause hypothryodism. So, if you are not on it, any thryorid hypoactivity is probably not caused by your blood pressure medicines. ...Read more
For the past 5months I have less bleeding during periods. Periods are regular. Taking regular medicine for hypothyroidism and thyroid levels are fine.
5 weeks pregnant. Endometriosis treated. Also taking medicines for hypothyroidism. Could masturbation harm early pregnancy? Just stimulation.
If I take medicine for hypothyroidism, would the symptoms I already have (weight gain, thinning hair, constipation) go away? Or are they permanent?
They should improve: Those symptoms are a result of your body not having enough thyroid hormone. By taking medicine you are REPLACING that missing hormone. Once the medicine gets to a steady & appropriate level for you, then your body is no longer hypothyroid (as long as you keep taking the medicine), and the symptoms improve. Keep in mind, though, that it can take weeks or even months to get to that steady state. ...Read more
TSH 13.26, taking medicine of hypothyroidism since 2week, nipples are discharging now, color is pale white. What is the reason? Is it Galactorrhea?
Can levothyroxine medicine, that treats hypothyroidism, can be used without prescription in the us? Is it OTC medicine in the us?
Levothyroxine: No. It is not used with out prescription and not over the counter medicine. Thanks. ...Read more
I have lost my insurance 12 months ago. I have not been able to get Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine for my hypothyroidism. I'm experiencing side affects. Er visit?
Low Thyroid: I would very much recommend that, since u apparently are uncomfortable. ...Read more
What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?
What migraine medicine can I take with hypothyroidism? I take NDT daily for hypo. Is there something OTC
What's a better hypothyroid medicine. Cytomel (liothyronine) or levothyroxin? I am on levothyroxin but heard it only raises t4 and not t3
Hypothyroid: Relax! Just make sure that you are taking the correct dose of Levothyroxin. As you begin thyroid medicine, you should have your doctor check your T4 every month or so until you and the doctor are convinced that your levels are OK. Won't take long to decide. ...Read more
What can happen to me if I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, medicated but I stop taking the medicine?
Depends on severity: Did you have symptoms of hypothyroidism before you started medication? Common symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, hair/skin/nail changes and others that could be looked up online. If you had symptoms before you began the medication then I presume you will eventually have the same symptoms return. Check in with your doctor for blood work and let them know what has has happened, easy fix :) ...Read more
Dear sir, which kind of medicine do you prefer for your hypothyroid patience. Synthetic or natural?
Synthetic: I prefer synthetic. It seems to work fine and easier to adjust the dose correctly. ...Read more
Stay on medication: Hypothyroidism is due to underproduction of thyroid hormone by the thryoid gland. The most common reason the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone (in the us) is due to autoimmune destruction of the gland. In this case levothyroxine is the medication of choice. Thyroid hormone does have a significant impact upon metabolism so it is very important to stay on a well balanced diet. ...Read more
I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis. What medicine should I take? Thank you in advance for your reply.
Sinusitis: I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis. what medicine should I take? Thank you in advance for your reply. ANS: I recommend: thyroid meds and 1. Hot steamy shower/tub soak. 2. Heating pad to forehead and nose and cheeks at night. Don't burn. 3. Cough drops with eucalyptus in them. Keep us posted. ...Read more
Suffering from hypothyroidism I want to know whether I should eat my medicine before giving my blood for test or I should not eat?
Don't matter much..: It will not matter much...Get a more detailed answer ›
I 'm 28 yrs old having 4m hypothyroidism using medicines 2 keep control, planning 4 kid soon, worried abt fertility rate. Help me please with instructions?
Opposite conditions: Hypothyroid is low thyroid levels, hyperthyroid is high thyroid levels. They are opposite conditions, so the medications to treat them are completely different. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism. Losted my insurance last year. So I have not took medicine. I am feeling horrible, should go to the er?
You must get:
Your thyroid medication!
generic is relatively inexpensive
call social worker, local medical clinics, even er
can feel better within days, normal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more