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Synthroid And Bloating
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
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?
Can u plz suggest me a gud med for G.I prob (acidity, reflux, bloating). Is Rabeloc 20 effective or Facid 40? Thank you.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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