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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Can headache come from not taken your thyroid medicine?

Can headache come from not taken your thyroid medicine?

If you have: An overactive thyroid and don't take your antithyroid meds, you can get a headache. Also, if you have been treated for hyperthyroidism and now have hypothyroidism, failure to take the proper dose of brand name T4 replacement can also lead the headaches, but it is less likely. ...Read more

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Second day on my thyroid medicine extremly tired is this normal and is my body just getting used to the medicine?

Second day on my thyroid medicine extremly tired is this normal and is my body just getting used to the medicine?

Unclear question: You don't say what medication or what it is being taken for. Fatigue is common with both hyper and hypothyroidism, although there are differences. As your thyroid level starts to normalize (either going down or up), there could be some temporary worsening of symptoms, since you body has become used to the prevailing level of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Could switching thyroid medicine cause irregular spikes in bp? Never had issues with BP til now, switched meds 2 weeks ago & last week experienced hbp

Could switching thyroid medicine cause irregular spikes in bp? Never had issues with BP til now, switched meds 2 weeks ago & last week experienced hbp

Thyroid level?: If by changing thyroid medication, you now have a different thyroid level that is outside the normal range, it could cause a change in your blood pressure. You should get a TSH and free T4 level done to assess this. ...Read more

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Why is that my thyroid medicine changes every 3 month?

Why is that my thyroid medicine changes every 3 month?

Thyroid medicine: Your doctor is likely trying to titrate your medicine up and down to get the proper thyroid level. It takes a while (ie 3 months) before you can tell if the medication needs to be increased or decreased. ...Read more

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How much time will ittake for thyroid medicine to work?

Thyroid Medication: You can notice the effects of thyroid medication within a few days, but you should be experiencing whatever full effect you will get by about six weeks. ...Read more

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Why don't i feel better when i take my thyroid medicine?

Need right dose!: Right medicine, wrong dose doesn't help, regardless of condition. Of course, wrong medicine, regardless of dose, is bad. So how do we find right dose for thyroid medicine? Check your tsh. Many docs now recommend aiming for 1-2, not just 4.49 (if "normal" range is 0.45-4.5). However, recent study suggests that a few patients may respond better to desiccated thyroid. Check out http://goo.Gl/h93xxf. ...Read more

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What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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What happens if accidentally take doses of thyroid medicine?

Depends on dose: If you accidentally take a few doses of thyroid hormone, nothing is likely to happen. If you take high doses for a prolonged time you will become hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

Weight thyroid: Thyroid disease whether over active or under active should be treated to normal levels once levels are normal it has no effects on your weight after few months in order to gain weight you can use well balanced foods with good nutritious calories. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long will take for thyroid medicine to work?

Depends: on the medication, and the reason it was prescribed. Meds like levothyroxine (for hypothyroid) are usually tested 1 month after starting, or changing dose to check hormone levels. Most patients will gradually feel effect before that time. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternatives to taking thyroid medicine?

Being sick: If you don't want to take the medication, you can always be sick, feel badly and possibly die early. It's always your choice with any disease. Doctors only advise, they don't force you to be intelligent or healthy. ...Read more

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If i become healthier, will i be able to get off of my thyroid medicine?

If i become healthier, will i be able to get off of my thyroid medicine?

Probably not: While i cannot predict for sure, having a proper level of hormone may have nothing to do with your bad habits. I think you should get healthier and if you need less medications consider that a plus. Coming from someone who just lost 25 lbs - do it you'll feel better. ...Read more