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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Too Much Thyroid Medication

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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What could be the effects of taking too much synthroid (thyroxine)?

What could be the effects of taking too much synthroid (thyroxine)?

Being hyper: Too much synthroid (thyroxine) can make you feel hyper, cause diarrhea, weight loss, feeling hot or hot flashes, anxiety, poor sleep, heart pounding. Please speak with your doctor if you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?

Can taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?

Possible: Both high and low thyroid states can be associated with seizures. Seizures can be seen in 5-10% of high thyroid states and even more commonly when it is due to an overdose with medication. If you are experiencing this, go to the nearest er as this condition is life-threatening and needs immediate attention. Your doctors will also search for other conditions that may be causing seizures. ...Read more

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Is 650 mcg of iodine too much to supplement with and could it cause enlarged thyroid?

Is 650 mcg of iodine too much to supplement with and could it cause enlarged thyroid?

IodineSupplement: Chronic use of Iodine supplement can cause Hypothyroidism,thyrotoxicosis,and higher risk of thyroid cancer.Can cause thyroid enlargement rarely Can irritate stomach.Can cause fever,rapid heart beat and Congstive Heart Failure Most adults need 200 microgram of Iodine every day and 1 Teaspoonful of iodised salt contains 400micrograms of Iodine ...Read more

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What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Hyperthyroid: Too much Levoxyl (thyroxine) can give you the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most importantly it can cause osteoporosis . You can have a rapid heart rate, tremor, diarrhea , hair loss, elevated blood pressure, anxiety and weight loss among others. It is important if you are on this medication to see your doctor regularly and check your thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either? Thank you very much

Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either?
Thank you very much

Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of too much vitamin d?

What are the symptoms of too much vitamin d?

Nausea, fatigue.: Too much vitamin D may cause high blood calcium which could result in nausea, constipation, fatigue, depression, and excessive urintaion. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of too much vitamin d3?

What are symptoms of too much vitamin d3?

Weight loss,weak, GI: The symptoms of too much vit d are nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation (possibly alternating with diarrhea), weakness, weight loss, tingling sensations in the mouth, confusion & heart rhythm abnormalities. Vitamin d is quite safe and toxicity is rare; one must take at least 40, 000 iu/day for months & have a blood level >200 to become toxic. See http://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/?O=1036. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hashimotos? If not, how is it managed? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) and armour combo, tests normal, but little relief of symptoms.

Is there a cure for hashimotos? If not, how is it managed? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) and armour combo, tests normal, but little relief of symptoms.

There is no cure: There is only treatment. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland. It is a progressive disease and patients require more and more thyroid hormone replacement until they are fully replaced as the gland is destroyed. If you have symptoms be sure that your blood tests show that you have normal levels (tsh, free T4 ; free t3 (liothyronine) especially since you are on armour). ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What symptoms will happen if u have too much thyroid hormone?

What symptoms will happen if u have too much thyroid hormone?

Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms include heart racing, skipped beats, weight loss, anxiety, heat-intolerance, sweatiness and insomnia. ...Read more

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I'm feeling worse on thyroid medication. Is that normal?

I'm feeling worse on thyroid medication. Is that normal?

Not really.: There may be an adjustment time in the beginning, but, generally, the goal is to feel well on the thyroid medication. It may need to be adjusted up or down. Suggest you talk to your doctor. ...Read more