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Medicine For Thyroid Storm
Lab results are-TSH<0.006, Free Thyroxine index- 8.4, T3- 43 T4-19.6. I AM ALLERGIC TO ANTI- THYROID DRUGS. WORRIED ABOUT ANOTHER THYROID STORM.
See endocrinologist: It is a difficult situation given that you are still in the reproductive age. Need care from an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Too much hormone: Uncontrolled release of thyroid hormone may lead to thyroid storm. The thyroid is the major regulating hoprmone in the body. Too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) leads to increased pulse and bp, restlessness, nervousness, and weight loss. Thyroid storm is the extreme of this condition which can lead to cardiovascular collapse and even death. Full blown thyroid storm is relaticvely uncommon now. ...Read more
Propranolol hyperthy: Propranolol is a beta blocker a number of symptoms in thyroid storm are due to dare ethic excess like increased heart rate those can be blocked by beta blockers hyper metabolic status is not corrected so your question is correct answer is it can be masked but neither corrected or blocked we do use Propranolol as one of the drugs to treat ot. ...Read more
No effect: No. There is not much evidence that grapefruit seed extract has any medicinal properties. Some contaminants in it from manufacturing may have some effects, but nothing involving the thyroid, and certainly not something as severe as thyroid storm. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on how long it takes a patient to stabilize. Patient age, underlying health issues, and severity of the thyroid storm are all factors. ...Read more
Yes: Thyroid storm is really an extreme of thyrotoxicosis. It is life-threatening and can cause high fever in addition to the other symptoms seen in thyrotoxicosis. ...Read more
I'm scared that if I do not get treatment I will end up getting thyroid storm. Please can someone help me and tell me what I should do.
See endocrinologist: I assume that you have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. You wrote down thyroiditis as a condition. If you have "subacute thyroiditis", this is a self limited inflammation of the thyroid that will eventually resolve. Although thyroid levels can temporarily be high and give you symptoms, it would be extremely unlikely to cause thyroid storm. You should followup with your doctor or endo. ...Read more
Former an emergency!: Both reflect a state of high thyroid hormone levels, however, the former is considered an emergency with life threatning systemic changes namely altered mental state, agitation and sometimes fever. It typically results from untreated hyperthyroidism and is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy while having undiagnosed severe Grave's disease. Was I at risk for a thyroid storm?
After the fact: As long as you went through the colonoscopy without any trouble, you don't need to worry about all the "could-have-been" scenarios. There are always risks to procedures. Next time you need a colonoscopy, your Graves' disease will be well-treated, and the doctor will know your medical history and be prepared to treat any complications. So, no need to worry about things that didn't happen. ...Read more
What to do if I have high in iodine), could this induce a thyroid storm or a state that requires critical care?
It is unlikely that this will affect your thyroid function. Iodine is used by your thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone.
In some circumstances, people have overly active thyroid glands. The amount of hormone they produce will be limited when they use up their iodine. If they suddenly get a lot of iodine, their gland will have a fresh supply and may suddently produce a lot of hormone. ...Read more
I abruptly discontinued stelazine 1.5 mg (typical antipsychotic) w/Dr permission, can that contribute to developing a thyroid storm shortly after?
That said, if you are worried, a visit to a Psychologist would be very helpful for you.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
What can cause a pulse of 105 while resting? Blood pressure also fluctuating between normal and the lower side of high. Is this a thyroid storm?
No, it's NOT: Thyroid storm, that is a completely different disorder which you can not have because you don't have hyperthyroidism. Make sure your thyroid level is normal with brand name T4 replacement, and if so, your thyroid has nothing to do with your problems. Check w/your doctor. Your problems are much most likely due to your weight excess and poor diabetes control. ...Read more
Dr days she suspects I had a thyroid storm in response to virus. Took blood, sent home told to keep taking my armour thyroid. Can these resolve themselves? I trust her, I just thought ts was er.
You did NOT: Have thyroid storm, which is a medical emergency with a 50% fatality rate. Armour thyroid is just ground up pig thyroid and is potentially dangerous. Also the levels cannot be monitored by routine thyroid testing. Brand name T4 replacement is much safer and more effective. ...Read more
I have graves disease. The temps in the room I work in are in the 90's with little air flow. Question: could this heat cause me to go to thyroid storm?
GravesT storm: Not likely but discuss with your dr to be certain your thyroid is under control. ...Read more