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Doctor insights on: Medicines That Interact With Thyroid 131 Full Body Scan

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Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Not usually: Technetium is usually trapped by thyroid gland and used to determine in young children and infants the configuration of thyroid gland, hypoplasia, absence, or increased size or hyperplasia, or abnormal location. Radioactive iodine is used in older patients for determine function of thyroid gland, increased function or hyperthyroiidism or decreased function, hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How do thyroid hormones leave the body? Liver? Or other systems? Will broccoli or milkthistle help ease sx of taking low dose Doctor Rxd in error?

How do thyroid hormones leave the body? Liver? Or other systems? Will broccoli or milkthistle help ease sx of taking low dose Doctor Rxd in error?

Thyroid hormones: Thyroid hormones should be normal. If the hormones are too strong or, alternatively to low, you must contact your doctor. Broccoli or milk thistle should not have an effect on thyroid hormones. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What medications can help the forgetfulness associated with ms. I takw copaxone (glatiramer) daily. No other medicatiins. Lab work chemistries and thyroid are ok?

What medications can help the forgetfulness associated with ms. I takw copaxone (glatiramer) daily. No other medicatiins. Lab work chemistries and thyroid are ok?

Common problem: Cognitive issues occur in at least 65% of all ms patients, and the fatigue makes all far worse. Since much is associated with burden of disease, you would be advised to try a more potent medicine. Both tysabri (natalizumab) and Gilenya may assist cognitive and fatigue issues. You might try symptom relief with Nuvigil or modafanil, and galantamine might help memory. Would not continue copaxone. ...Read more

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Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH .049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?

Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH .049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?

Thyroid problem: If the lab is reporting TSH .049 with normal range of .45-4.5 then it means that you are taking too much thyroid armour. Check with your doctor. If the test and normal range are correct then you should be on less thyroid armour. ...Read more

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Would using the shake mix called Shakeology interfere with my thyroid or thyroid medicine?

Would using the shake mix called Shakeology interfere with my thyroid or thyroid medicine?

Diet supplements: They don't really say what is in it ("proprietary......") but it appears to be all ground up food of some kind. Just take your synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach and you will likely be fine. Do you really need this stuff? ...Read more

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What are the spesific high blood pressure meds that will interact with the horny goat weed supplement?

What are the spesific high blood pressure meds that will interact with the horny goat weed supplement?

Please Re-ask: Health tap is not the forum for this lengthy list of medications. We only have four hundred characters to answer questions. You are asking such an open ended question that would require a chapter in a text book. Perhaps this discussion is best if you list your medications as the question? ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that increase thyroid levels for those of us w hypothyroid and suffering frm symptoms still on synthroid (thyroxine)?2 use carefully!

Are there herbal supplements that increase thyroid levels for those of us w hypothyroid and suffering frm symptoms still on synthroid (thyroxine)?2 use carefully!

Please do not mix: natural and prescribed hormone medications. It will throw the dose off and can damage your thyroid. Ask your doctor about "Armour Thyroid" medication. It is more natural and very effective. A small sup-population are not helped by it. If he/she doesn't know about it, another doctor will. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Mood changes: Mood changes can be directly related to hormonal levels. Very high thyroid levels mimic anxiety/agitation; very low levels mimic depression. Thyroid levels are measured by lab tests (T3, T4). If you are now hypothyroid, your endocrinologist can rx thyroid hormone to take orally to bring your levels to normal. Mood changes are more likely due to other hormone levels, and interactions are complex. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Thyroid and mood: Hyperthyroidism often causes anxiety. Hypothyroidism can lead to several psychiatric problems, most commonly depression. There can also be cognitive (thinking) impairment, and in severe (and rare) cases, psychosis. Correcting the thyroid imbalance usually corrects the changes in mood and thinking. ...Read more

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I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule

I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule

Thyroxine: 22M asks about diff between levothyroxine and thyroxine and notes Levo has heavier Na molecule. ANS: my recollection is that most Na is not of the heavy type. Recommend you look at the chemistry of Na at wikipedia for more details about heavy Na. ...Read more

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Dose rhodiola or any other natural fertility help effect a person on levothyroxine and regulates hypothyroidism. What other things should I avoid?

'Natural help': - is no help - herbs, vitamins, and supplements definitely don't help with fertility. None of it does. It also is not a reliable way to treat thyroid disease. You really should see a doctor for some real help with these problems. ...Read more

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Can one go about healing their mind and bodies from depression by raising bdnf levels through exercise and natural means? Does psych medicin work same

Can one go about healing their mind and bodies from depression by raising bdnf levels through exercise and natural means? Does psych medicin work same

Possibly: It depends on what kind of condition you're trying to heal your mind and body from. Research does show that in depression, exercise may be as effective as antidepressants. Also, more work is showing that not only do antidepressants affect neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine -- they may also affect neurotropic factors like bdnf. ...Read more

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Why thyroid medicines supplied along with psychiatric drugs?

Why thyroid medicines supplied along with psychiatric drugs?

Augment: Some psychiatrists augment thyroid for a patient who is depressed with low/ low nl thyroid function. ...Read more

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ExSmoker fatigue & muscle loss 1yr. CT chest through pelvis clear. Sodium low 131. Cortisol high norm but suppressed with dex test. Any thoughts?

ExSmoker fatigue & muscle loss 1yr. CT chest through pelvis clear.  Sodium low 131. Cortisol high norm but suppressed with dex test. Any thoughts?

Few ghoughts: Did you check serum testosterone. Also need to check for anemia and thyroid issues. If all normal then look to mental health such as depression all medical must be ruled out first ...Read more

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My tsh is 18.8. T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are normal. Will this have any effect on organs or other health?

My tsh is 18.8. T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are normal. Will this have any effect on organs or other health?

HYPOTHYROIDISM: HYPOTHYROIDISM can cause a myriad of symptoms. In women it can cause dysfunctional uterine bleeding resulting in a secondary anemia. It also may be associated with anemIa of chronic disease. Get your levels checked regularly and follow up with your doctor. The goal is to get your TSH below 5 , closer to 1. If treated and followed closely u should do fine. ...Read more

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What anxiety med would u give your patient that has lightheadedness body tremors & ill feelings everyday. Several tests which all were normal.

What anxiety med would u give your patient that has lightheadedness body tremors & ill feelings everyday. Several tests which all were normal.

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy (talk therapy) has proven effectiveness for anxiety, addresses its cause(s) and not just the symptoms, and will improve quality of life generally, beyond just anxiety symptoms. And yet the first things many people talk about is medication. I fear the pharmaceutical industry has sold a bill of goods to doctors and patients both. Sometimes talk is the best medicine. ...Read more

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