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Tsh 4.0 T3 (liothyronine) 27 T4 7.4 testosterone 58 tpo antibody 359 pregnant 7 weeks having chills no fever no overweight BMI 23 worried if something serious help?
Check with Dr.: Your tpo antibody is high, and more than a third of the women who test positive for thyroid peroxidase (tpo) antibodies while pregnant go on to develop abnormal thyroid hormone levels within two years, more followup needs to be done with these women. Your body maybe attacking your thyroid gland. This is not an emergency please do not panic and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Asthma at 73% peak flow unprodctv cough except formed ovoid balls lt yellow. Drinking tons! 97.5 singulair (montelukast) advair, proair -2 osteopenia, steroids bad?
Steroids: People with chronic asthma or COPD if they need steroid should not be withheld as it is lifesaving. We do have to protect the bones as we want to avoid most of all spinal fractures. We can give certain things like calcitonin or bisphosphonates if needed. Your doctor and you can make that decision when you discuss your problem. ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
No interactions: No interactions between these medications that I am aware of. ...Read more
4 year old boy w/ croup, treated w/ prednisolone & amoxicillin. No seal cough, but dry constant cough what can I do? Started with high fever 4 days ago, then 2 days ago with "barking seal cough" after 3 doses of prednisolone & amoxicillian, he now has a
Had allergic childhood asthma but now symptom free for over 10 yrs. Afraid to mention on pre employment medical declaration for regular finance job?
Read ??? carefully: It makes a difference if they ask "have you ever...?" vs "have you had in the last 5 or 10 years?" answer truthfully. And if I am not mistaken they can only do a physical post job offer, and not discriminate based on physical exam findings. Anyway asthma, should not have much bearing on an office job. ...Read more
I’ve been diagnosed 1 ½ years ago with autoimmune thyroid, in Romania. I'm taking Euthyrox 0.025 mg ever since. Now I’m looking for a prescription to continue the treatment. ?
I'm 22, female, type 1 diabetic 20 years & graves disease. Had baby 12/2 & sick for month. Angina, irregular heartrate, syncope, short of breath. Help?
12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?
Nutrition!: A gastric bypass is a very complex nutrition situation. If your physician has not dealt with it much i would suggest asking for a referral to a nutritionist or a bariatric center. That being said, the dosage of iron is fda approved treatment for iron deficiency, and the vitamin d is a reasonable amount. You have many nutrient levels that should be monitored and carefully watched! ...Read more
TSH w/reflex to T4 was 0.25. T4 free 1.2. T3 free 2.7. 4 months ago TSH 2.01. Synthroid (thyroxine) 137mg year. Fatigue weight gain hair loss. Suggestions?
Not hypothyroid: Your TSH was within normal range(0.4-0.6 ) 4 months ago indicating you were not hypothyroid then and were on the proper dose of Synthroid (thyroxine). Your current Free T4 is within normal limits. However your TSH is slightly low which suggests that your current dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) is slightly too high and can be reduced. YOU ARE NOT HYPOTHYROID and your symptoms are not due to this. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Claritin-D, Flonase & motrin for sinusitis symptoms? Congestion in 1 nostril w/ head/ear/jaw/behind eye ache for 2 weeks.
Ocular Hypertension?: If you have eye pain, the Flonase (fluticasone propionate), an intranasal steroid, might be causing a steroid responsive intraocular pressure elevation and risk for glaucomatous optic atrophy plus the risk for cataract. Have your eye pressure checked with and without Flonase use, and get a baseline visual field study if you must use intranasal steroids on a chronic basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tt(9 days ago)due 2 pap carc. Diagnosed with hash. Before tt. No meds yet-how soon b4 symptoms worsen & how long 4 improvement after meds are started?
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Longterm unemploy over 5yrs11mnths, OCD getting worse, stressed for decade, been atmpt to mk changes, no local help provd, i'm tired. Why won't this end?
Seek medical help: You will benefit from counseling and support from family and friends. You will find it useful if you can exercise daily, preferably an early morning walk. This will give you a positive attitude, make you physically stronger and feel good about yourself. You should get out of the house and volunteer, until you find employment. Sometimes a job is offered if you work hard and impress your supervisor. ...Read more
Sir.My heart rate became less 45, & love B/P 150/65 ple give remedy.? & I am walking daily morning 45 minutes Evening 30 minutes.
Review your meds: If you were symptomatic meaning, : felt weak, tired, dizzy. flushed when you had this low heart rate and If you are on a betablocker or calcium channel blockers( medication ending in 'lol' or 'pine' or cardizem.. have your primary doc lower the dosage. if this persists have him refer you to a cardiologist for thourough cardiac eval. ...Read more
I'm 10w pregnant & I've allergy that keeps getting worse sneezing itching ears & throat congestion & the PA told me i can take allegra (fexofenadine) ! Is it safe?
No Allegra (fexofenadine): Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus. I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) is category C so I would avoid this medication and stick with the ones listed above. If concerned, talk to OB/GYN about specific medications. ...Read more
Behavioral health question. Could starting Lamotragine Rx 6 weeks ago cause me increased body temp & impulsivity? I've slowly titrated up to 100mg.
It's a Rx question: Behavioral Health would more relate to some form of therapy. Discuss the side effects AND (importantly!) the proper dosage changes w/ the doctor who prescribed. This is a big part of their work. Best! ...Read more
Why do Drs RX Tramadol w/out say its snri besides painkiller? To someone w/ anxiety disorder? Short term low dose use taper but 3day long panic attack
Inform your doctor: Tramadol affects opiate receptors and inhibits reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. It is classified as a pain medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are used to treat anxiety as well as depression. However, susceptible individuals can have problems with discontinuation of SNRIs. The same goes for opiates. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Friend taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for 3 days. Has had mild side effects such as dry mouth, no appetite, headache and insomnia. Now has kyphosis. PERRLA absent. ?
Kyphosis?: Kyphosis cannot come on quickly - it is an abnormal curvature of the upper spine. Are both of his pupils unequal, abnormally shaped and unreactive to light and accomodation? If so, then there is a serious problem and he should be evaluated. The other side effects described are common for effexor (venlafaxine) and will usually subside after 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Dreading that tomorrow I'll have a subepithelial gum graft procedure to cover 1 recessed tooth (4mm). Thinking of cancelling appn't. Advice?
Don't cancel.: I know a surgical procedure can be frightening. The graft you described is really a pretty easy procedure. I have had it done myself and it was very easy with not pain. Trust your doctor and he will take care of you. Be sure to get all your questions answered by him before hand. Good luck. ...Read more
Are the WBC results 15.6, 14.4, 11.4, 13.5, 12.7, 16.7, 14.4 13.3, 12.4, 15.3, 13.9, 14.4 & 17.8 slightly, moderately or highly elevated in general?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group. Good health to you. It is reassuring that the results do not consistently keep rising. ...Read more
Does Hydrocodiene/Acetaminophen 7.5/325/15ML Cause respiratory or cardiovascular depression? I'm taking it every 4 hours after tonsillectomy
It can: But taken as directed it should not. Be sure to double check the times you take it so as not to duplicate doses. ...Read more