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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?
Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also, get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more
Took adderall 20-30 times before athletic events to enhance focus & energy. Worried about long term side effects. Routine physicals normal as of now.
No worries : There should be no long term side effects of the use you describe ...Read more
What are the safest methods of hormonal replacement for menopausal women.
#nqlu my sexual energy is fading as I am now 60. I wonder if hormonal replacement might help but am concerned about negative side effects.
Hormone : Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is a system of treatment with estrogen and Progesterone hormones for surgically menopausal, perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. The hrt treatment is based on the finding that estrogen supplementation after the menopause prevents physical and psychological discomfort caused by diminished circulating estrogen and Progesterone hormones. Evidence suggests that hrt reduces symptoms of depression, improves mood and energy, and improves cognition in postmenopausal women. However, it can also have significant side effects including pulmonary embolism and an increased risk for certain cancers. Research studies show that not all women benefit from hrt. It appears that the response to hrt depends on variations in the apolipoprotein e gene (also known as apoe). Women who are apoe Îµ3 allele carriers (slightly more than half of all women) show significant improvements in mood, memory and slowing of atherosclerosis progression with hrt. However, women who are apoe Îµ4 allele carriers (about 20% of all women) tend to benefit from hrt less or not at all. Therefore, determination of the apoe genotype can be an important factor in deciding on hrt. There could be other factors as well that depend on your personal health history. The best way to learn about them would be to discuss this with your family doctor. However, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 877-483-2071 for more information on genetic testing. ...Read more
Stopped Milk Thistle + Alpha Lipoic Acid due to side effects, how long before lethargy from it wears off? My energy was great before and now crashing!
Milk thistle should: Help, and not make it worse, and it's effects should be cleared within a day. See doctor if energy level is crashing. This is not normal, when you had great energy before. ...Read more
Hello, my thyroid medicines had expired 2months ago nd I kept on taking them till now, my question is that will it cause any dangerous side effects?
Must check thyroid: You should check thyroid level in body. If it goes too low it can have many symptoms, like fatigue, tiredness, elevated cholesterol, myxedema in severe cases ...Read more
No removal of thyroid gland suggested by my doc except 1tab thyroxine .5mg daily. Which z giving me side effects now after taking 4 a year
I have a lymph node in neck n it's been swollen for years and now its big and won't go down. No bad side effects. Should I leave it alone and not worry?
Worrisome?: A lymphnode that changes or enlarges is very concerning. Duration is concerning. My advice is to get it checked out. It most likely should be biopsied. There are some bad reasons that lymph nodes in the neck swell and enlarge. Don't chance it! Get chcked. See pcp, ent, surgeion, oncologist. ...Read more
I have felt bad for the past three days and I have no energy and I had a really bad headache day before yesterday. Now the left side of neck is sore?
I have a rash on my face and neck. Originally thought it was side effects of a supplement. Responded to cortisone. Now it's flared up again?
Can I send pics?
Yes: You need to start consult, but sending pic good way to start finding out what is wrong ...Read more
I've taken Bactrim for 8 days with no obvious side effects but now I have hives and I've had a swollen lymph node on my left side of my neck and I have been having periodic nerve pain. Please, any suggestions would be great.
Allergic reaction.: An allergic reaction to a drug may take several days to appear. If you are taking no other new meds, then you likely are allergic to Bactrim. Call the prescribing doctor. Take 25-50 mg Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) (after reading label to be sure it is something you can take safely). If you have trouble breathing, swallowing, or chest pain, go to an ER right away. ...Read more
I am a 27yr female exausted and sore no energy TSH 4.95 now im having pain in my lower neck area and I feel a lump on one side should I be alarmed?
I am not alarmed.: Seems like you have a few things going on. Tsh is at the high end of normal or maybe even over. New pain in lower neck- maybe where your thyroid is? And a lump which also may or may not be your thyroid. Sounds like you should see doc sometime in near future and consider checking for thyroid antibodies and discern whether your neck symptoms are referrable to your thyroid. ...Read more
I have been taking a high energy product called gerimax... Are there any side effects for this product?
Gerimax: Is mostly vitamins and some ginseng. Looks fairly safe overall. ...Read more
Dose of Ritalin (methylphenidate) if 5 mgm, and an oz of ED,
I think you can wait out your entire life to say " Good gracious Lord, nothing happened .
Now go on adding the doses 120 mgm of Ritalin (methylphenidate) and few gallons of ED, monstrous looking cans Lets see how long it takes for you to ask the Lord
"Why Lord" It will be pretty quick response from the Lord ...Read more
Energy shots: You would be a busy bug for a while, but if healthy otherwise, u should be ok. ...Read more
How significant is the "drop in energy" after drinking an energy drink and what are some other side effects?
Energy drinks: Depends on how much u consume. Harmful effects exist on cardiovascular & metabolic systems. ...Read more
Befinfits or side effects of taking coq10. I'm 30 in good health, low energy, take beta blocker for pvs. Could I benefit from coq10, any dangers?
No proven benefit : Don't waste your hard-earned money, the supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar fraud perpetrated on the american public. No proven benefit on pvcs. ...Read more
I'm taking escitalopram 20 daily bcz of my depression. I feel less energy, is it bcz of my depression or its side effects of escitalopram?
Possibly either: The medication may be causing some feelings of fatigue, particularly if you have just started to use it. Stay with it and consult with your doctor regarding side effects. Maintaining good exercise and eating habits as well as working toward getting adequate nighttime rest is also important for the treatment of depression as well. ...Read more
Protein shakes: Protein shakes are concentrated sources of protein, usually whey. We usually are not allergic. Concentrated protein ingestion can strain kidneys and can promote kidney stones. Drink a lot of fluid. Energy drinks contain caffeine or caffeine like substances as well as sugars. These are not healthy for us. Can make you jittery, nervous, angry, agitated, or have palpitations. ...Read more
Other than coffee is there anything else that could keep my energy levels up without any crashes or problematic side effects?
Exercise: Exercise daily can help boost energy levels for the entire day and without the risk of crashing. There are also a host of other health benefits with exercising. ...Read more
How many times a week can i have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar?
Having honey with warm water in early morning cause any side effects? Especially with sexual energy?
Addimg lemon to the previous can cuse any side
I'm on several meds with side effects of fatigued. But I eat healthy and exercise daily. Is there something I can take for energy.
Re-evaluate: Overweight, in pain, and depressed one needs to look for low adrenal function, low blood pressure, deficiencies or toxicities causing fatigue. 60 minutes of rhythmic movement l in intervals of 1-2 minutes every 10 minutes while awake would help with weight loss and improve circulation. Make sure one isn't vit d3 deficient. One might need methyl folate (folic acid) or methyl cobalamine. ...Read more
Had acth stimu injection test 2 check for secondary adrenal insuff. I was still exhausted after injection. Was i supposed to feel energy/side effects?
No: The acth stimulation test is just to see if your adrenal glands would respond to a single dose of acth. It doesn't provide the prolonged stimulation needed to you to start feeling better, if that is your root problem; also, if you didn't have secondary adrenal insufficiency, and it was primary, there would be no response anyways. ...Read more
Testosterone prescription should l get it in to improve my sex physical health, energy? I read some bad side effects about it. I am orderer to get on
Need more info: Hi. Like all drugs, testosterone can produce desirable benefits and undesirable side effects. If you are hypogonadal and have poor libido and erectile function, low energy level, and weakness, yes, testosterone may help those things. You will only know if low testosterone is their cause by correcting your testo level and seeing if the problems resolve. RBC mass & prostate should be followed. ...Read more