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Symptoms Of Not Taking Enough Thyroid Medication
Depends: It depends upon what the medication is and for what kind of thyroid problem you're receiving it. The effect, depending upon the medication, may be slow or rapid -- but all of the effects are bad and potentially harmful, with return to your pretreatment state. Take you meds, otherwise they don't work and you don't stay healthy. ...Read more
What can cause TSH levels to rise when taking the same dose of medication for months, with a history of thyroid cancer and no thyroid?
Might need more: Tsh is made by your body to stimulate your thyroid to produce hormones. Tsh stimulates thyroid cancer, too, so the medicine you take is to keep your TSH level as low as possible. The fact that your TSH has risen might be a sign that you need to take a higher dose of your medication. This is something you should ask your doctor about! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 60, with a TSH of 6.8 but no symptoms, is it okay to avoid starting the evil drug Levothyroxine if I'm taking meds for D3,B12 and cholestrol?
Unlikely but if you: experience symptoms of excessive serotonin including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, confusion, restlessness, dilated pupils, headache, changes in blood pressure/body temperature, rapid heart rate, tremor, loss of muscle coordination, twitching muscles, shivering, goose bumps, or excessive sweating seek medical review. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
Return of symptoms: If you stop methimazole, you might have return of the original symptoms prior to starting methimazole, that is, hyperthyroid symptoms such as: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement... ...Read more
Is there any fat blockers or safe diet pills to take while having hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?
Diet pills: With or without thyroid problems the answer is the same. Generally, fat and carb blockers don't really work well for weight loss. There really isn't any magic pill do lose weight safely. The best way to lose weight is by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein intake & exercise regularly. ...Read more
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!
Not recommended: Without a consult with your endocrinologist, you really should not add anything, especially an herbal remedy. This is because the strengh of these supplements is unclear, as is how they may interact with your current meds. If you are still suffering from symptoms, don't give up. Work with your doc to find some balance that works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the ppi rabeprazole decrease absorption of Armour Thyroid tablets? And if so how many hours should you give between taking them?
Shouldn't be problem: Those medications do not interact, so there should be no special concerns regarding timing of the doses. ...Read more
Is it safe or harmful to take a low dose of birth control pills and having hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?
Taking fludrocortisone for a year (POTS) and synthroid (thyroxine) for 4 (Hashimoto) could any of these medicines could cause muscle pain n twitching side effect?
Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?
It may affect absorp: It may hinder the absoption of synthroid (thyroxine) and you may not get the full dose of thyroid replacement as needed. So there is no absolute contraindication for taking diet pills and synthroid (thyroxine) as long as thyroid functions are monitored regularly and dose adjustment made if needed. ...Read more
Is it safe to use islim when you are under medication of thyroid disease like taking 100mg of thyroxine?
Sure: If you want to waste your money on a worthless product as islim. ...Read more
Stopping HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): There are no acute withdrawal symptoms of stopping hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). You may gain some fluid weight, as it is a diuretic. Your potassium and magnesium levels may be higher, as hctz is known to lower them. Before you stop any medication prescribed by your physician, discuss it with him first. ...Read more
Not in USA: Levothyroxine in the usa is available as 25, 50, 75, 88, 100, 112, 125, 137, 150, 175, 200, 300 mcg. There is no 37.5 mcg dose available. However, you could take 1/2 of a 75 mcg if you like, or take 75 mcg every other day. The result would be the same. I don't know about the availability is in the uk. ...Read more
If you're on Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and having side effects what other med would you prescribe?
What side effects?: Hi. The only "side effects" would be if the l-thyroxine dose isn't right. L-thyroxine is the hormone the human thyroid gland secretes. The thyroid and its treatment gets blamed for more stuff it has nothing to do with than any other hormone system in the body. Be cautious in assigning blame to l-thyroxine...you're probably incorrect in your assessment. Any thyroid hormone prep can be used instead. ...Read more
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