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I've used levothroid 17 years, post ablation; its now unobtainable. Generic gives me headaches. Synthroid (thyroxine) led to ab bloating, rapid weight gain, & hypersomnia; any idea why? What is next?

I've used levothroid 17 years, post ablation; its now unobtainable. Generic gives me headaches. Synthroid (thyroxine) led to ab bloating, rapid weight gain, & hypersomnia; any idea why? What is next?

Adjust the dose: If the dose of thyroid medication is correct, all the available preparations should be about the same. The "bloating, wt gain" sounds like hypothyroidism, i.e. You were taking too little. The dose of the new preparation may be different from the dose of Levothroid you were on. Make sure you take the medication on an empty stomach, and not with hot liquids. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Hypothyroid & hashimoto's, always bloated, can't lose weight. On Synthroid (thyroxine) & small amount of cytomel. How do I reduce bloating & lose at least 10 lbs?

Hypothyroid & hashimoto's, always bloated, can't lose weight. On Synthroid (thyroxine) & small amount of cytomel. How do I reduce bloating & lose at least 10 lbs?

Diet and exercise: If your thyroid hormone and TSH levels are normal than you just have to do what the rest of the world does to lose weight. Do not increase thyroid replacement - that weight loss is muscle, not fat. ...Read more

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I have bloating and digestive discomfort. What are facts re: g.I. Cleanse products? Safe? If so which one is recommended and how often can it be done?

I have bloating and digestive discomfort. What are facts re: g.I. Cleanse products? Safe? If so which one is recommended and how often can it be done?

C GI specialist: B4 u self treat. Get a firm diagnosis and follow the recommendations of the examining specialist. There can b many causes and some self rx may b dangerous. ...Read more

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What causes frequent bloating?

What causes frequent bloating?

Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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How to cure 24/7 bloating? Its embarassing...

How to cure 24/7 bloating? Its embarassing...

Needs evaluation: A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) all the time is not normal, especially if the bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc... ...Read more

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What should I avoid taking alongside my synthroid?

What should I avoid taking alongside my synthroid?

Potentially: Hundreds of other meds might interact in some way with Synthroid. Your doctor can run an interaction check between Synthroid & your other Rx's. In general, however, if you take Synthroid 2 hours after and 1/2 hour before meals, other meds, mineral & fiber supplements and antacids, you will avoid most interactions with Synthroid. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Entrometriosis cause bloating?

Entrometriosis cause bloating?

It's possible: Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. This tissue can adhere to the bowel and cause a partial obstruction and bloating. ...Read more

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What fruits are good for bloating?

What fruits are good for bloating?

Many,,,: It's likely many fruits are good for this, as they help move the bowels. Fruits like prunes, apples, and blueberries do this if you're able to have them. Others like cranberries are likely good for urination/ diuresis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloating and lethargic all the time?

Bloating and lethargic all the time?

See a doctor: More information than this will be needed to parse out what is causing your symptoms. See a physician, answer their questions, tell them your story and follow up with recommended tests and interventions. Then you will hopefully have a diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do lentils cause bloating?

Do lentils cause bloating?

Most likely: Lentils are essentially peas. Beans and peas are notorious in some persons to cause increased gas and bloating. I know of no reason for lentils not to do the same. Try some beano, phazyme-95, mylicon gas or other antiflatulent if this is an issue for you. ...Read more

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What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Levoxyl (thyroxine): This is a drug that is helpful for problems with the thyroid gland.
There are more than one types of this medicine but there are not many differences. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bloating?

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. Not pregnant, right? ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause bloating?

Can antibiotics cause bloating?

Yes: High doses or long courses of antibiotics can cause a disruption in the amount and balance of the bacteria in your digestive track and cause bloating. Probiotics or yogurt can be taken to help with these symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bloating?

Several ways: Excess fiber in relkation to your fluid intake will lead to bloating. Some foods produce a lot of gas so I would reduce legumes and leafy vegetables. Reduce carbonation and don't use straws as this leads to increased swallowing of gas and thus bloating. But increased fluids and not going overboard on fiber is the best solution. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bloating?

Depends on what: Is cause of abdominal distention. If it is gas, try some otc gas reducing meds or modifying diet to reduce gas producing foods. If it is intestinal obstruction or excessive fluid, you need medical attention immediately. Sometimes gallstones can cause distention. Get to a doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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What stops thyroxine from working?

When you stop taking: Thyroxin stops working only when you stop taking it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad bloating?

Couple options...: You might consider trying a probiotic supplement to improve the balance of healthy bacterial flora in your intestine. Also, try starting a low-fodmaps diet to eliminate all the commonly fermentable foods that cause gas and bloating. Find more info about this: ibsfree. Net. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain and bloating after IUI normal?

Pain and bloating after IUI normal?

Sometimes: Any pain and bloating you have is from your cycle and your eggs and hormones and not the IUI itself. Pills like Clomid (clomiphene) or shots before the IUI can cause that. It should get better within days. ...Read more

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Calcium causes or prevents bloating?

Excess calcium: Can cause constipation and thus bloating. Make sure you are drinking plenty of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids to avoid the constipation effect of the calcium if you really need it or cut back on your calcium intake. ...Read more

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Does bloating with metformin go away?

Does bloating with metformin go away?

For most, but: Not all patients, the adverse effects of metformin tend to resolve in 2 weeks or so if you continue at low dose (500 mg once or twice daily w/meals) and then slowly increase 500 mg total per week. If this doesn't work, the time release Glumetza is often better tolerated, but more expensive since it's not generic. ...Read more

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Is there a lot of bloating with adipex?

No: I have not encountered with low dose adipex. Please check with your md for a evaluation. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics cause pain and bloating?

Sometimes: Antibiotics can affect the normal intestinal flora and put the normal colonies of bacteria in your gut into different ratios. This can cause pain and bloating. Try supplementing with probiotics and the problem should subside after the completion of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat bloating while pregnant?

How can I treat bloating while pregnant?

Diet: Eat small meals. Avoid fats and dairy. Exercise everyday. ...Read more

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I always feel I have a bloating abdomen?

I always feel I have a bloating abdomen?

Bloating: Don't drink fluids while eating, don't eat fast, avoid dairy products & wheat, avoid fizzy drinks & too much sugar/salt, don't chew gum, avoid apples/peaches/pears, avoid gasy foods such as beans/cabbage/onions/broccoli/asparagus/brussel sprouts, eat more fiber. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce period bloating?

Menstrual bloating: Period bloating: try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes bloating when you have a UTI?

Any infection: Or inflammation in or near the abdomen can lead to condition called adynamic ileus, which basically means that your intestines, large and small, stop working well. This can lead to abdominal bloating and distension. ...Read more

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