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Stopped taking my synthroid, (thyroxine) I feel just as tired and twice this week I had a low fever. Is the fever normal?

Stopped taking my synthroid, (thyroxine) I feel just as tired and twice this week I had a low fever. Is the fever normal?

Stay on Synthroid (thyroxine): Going off of needed thyroid medication will lead to:
weight gain, lethargy, depression, dry skin and hair loss. It will lead to heart disease with sluggish heart muscle activity. The combined effect of all of that will make your immune function worse and thus put you at risk for infections. Get back on your medication and get to the right dose for you so that you are asymptomatic. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Stopped taking synthroid for 1week. Began again 4 days ago. Missed period (not preg) off/on symptoms: malaise, fever (mild), nausea, brain zap. Causes?

Stopped taking synthroid for 1week. Began again 4 days ago. Missed period (not preg) off/on symptoms: malaise, fever (mild), nausea, brain zap. Causes?

Synthroid stopped: When taking supplemental thyroid medication, the natural level of hormone, even if less than necessary for normal thyroid function, goes to almost zero. Discontinuation can cause the symptoms you describe. Irregular periods are common with thyroid disease, but malaise, low fever and lethargy may be a viral infection, with no connection to thyroid cessation. ...Read more

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No fever, weight loss, night sweats since 1/14, all but one was mild to moderate neck area. One true night sweat, after increasing synthroid, (thyroxine) have anxiety, normal CBC, CT abd+chest, Lymphoma chance?

No fever, weight loss, night sweats since 1/14, all but one was mild to moderate neck area. One true night sweat, after increasing synthroid, (thyroxine) have anxiety, normal CBC, CT abd+chest, Lymphoma chance?

Low: Your symptoms do not raise lymphoma as a very high probability. Even w/ many - they have other causes too. Consider CBT pscyhotherapy to learn how to deal w/ medical anxiety. It's not easy to find balance between ignoring symptoms and being captive to them. But it is possible and will help. Here's some info: http://lymphoma. About. Com/od/symptoms/tp/warningsigns. Htm
Have an exam and relax. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed in 1991 due to thyroid cancer, have been on Synthroid until approx 9 months ago. . I was really sick before Christmas this year and thought it was the flu. . . dr. Did a thyroid blood test and ths level is 477. . . he said t

I had my thyroid removed in 1991 due to thyroid cancer, have been on Synthroid until approx 9 months ago. . I was really sick before Christmas this year and thought it was the flu. . . dr. Did a thyroid blood test and ths level is 477. . . he said t

Must take thyroid: I don't know what your question is, but it appears that you were not taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for many months. This is very dangerous. Your body requires thyroid hormone to function correctly. Since you had your thyroid removed, there is no alternative to taking thyroid hormone. Having had thyroid cancer, it is essential that the TSH be normal. ...Read more

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Tsh. 007 and all things point to lowering my Synthroid (thyroxine) but I have moderate/severe nausea that does not coincide. Not preg/flu/sick very worried!

Tsh. 007 and all things point to lowering my Synthroid (thyroxine) but I have moderate/severe nausea that does not coincide. Not preg/flu/sick very worried!

Reduce synthroid (thyroxine): The low TSH indicates your synthroid (thyroxine) dose is too high. When synthroid (thyroxine) dose is too high it can cause osteoporosis and other issues. Unlikely your nausea is due to thyroid, need evaluation for it. ...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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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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What stops thyroxine from working?

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

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What does excess thyroxine do in the body?

What does excess thyroxine do in the body?

Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it will cause symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What can too much thyroxine do to the body?

What can too much thyroxine do to the body?

Problems: Like anything else, too much of a good thing is also no good. Too much thyroxine causes hyperthyroidism. This can cause palpitations, irregular heart rhythms, bone loss, muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, anxiety. In essence, thyroid hormone affects every part of your body. ...Read more

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Can I cut my Synthroid (thyroxine) in half?

Can I cut my Synthroid (thyroxine) in half?

Ask your treating Dr: Only your treating dr. Can answer that question after doing appropriate lab work for your thyroid, good luck. ...Read more

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Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) okay to take?

Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) okay to take?

Yes: Generic synthroid is called levothyroxine. Taking generic version is reasonable and will likely achivevsimilar results, however I would recommend that you inform your endocrinologist about such switch as you may need to have your thyroid levels checked soon (a few weeks) after making the switch to ensure your dosing is appropriate. I would also recommend that you adhere to one kind of preparation. ...Read more

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What can replace 200 MG synthroid (thyroxine)?

Generic form: There are several generic forms now available and very inexpensive, too. Also, before Synthroid, (thyroxine) Armour thyroid pills were used. There is no over the counter equivalent or supplement that does the job! Don't even try! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overdose of thyroxine?

What are the symptoms of overdose of thyroxine?

See below.: Thyroxine overdose can cause tremors, anxiety, increased heart rate, increased body temperature, agitation, confusion, diarrhea, and seizures. If you are ever worried that an overdose has occurred, call 911. If you’re less certain and feel the situation is less of an emergency, call 800.222.1222 for guidance. ...Read more

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Is 250 mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) excessive?

Probably.: That is 2 1/2 times the average amount needed to treat someone with no thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism would be a consequence ot taking a high dose. ...Read more

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What is the shelf life of synthroid (thyroxine)?

What is the shelf life of synthroid (thyroxine)?

Shelf life Synthroid (thyroxine): This is a question for your friendly neighborhood pharmacist ...Read more

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Is 93bpm with thyroxine notmal or obermedicated?

Can't tell: 93 BPM refers to your heart rate. Under 100 is normal. You cannot assess thyroid levels by looking at heart rate. You should have thyroid blood tests of TSH and free T4 to see if you are on the correct dose. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of underdose of thyroxine?

Hypothyroidism: When thyroid hormone is low people symptoms are highly variable from person to person. Some people do not have symptoms from mildly low thyroid hormone. Symptoms depend on degree of deficit and amount of time the hormone has been low. Here are some symptoms that are possible; fatigue, constipation, weight gain, cold intolerance and dry skin. ...Read more

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Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

No: If you need thyroxine (of which Levoxyl is just one brand) because you are hypothyroid in this country you need thyroxine. ...Read more

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Can I take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and synthroid?

Can I take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and synthroid?

Yes: Yes. Ideally synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach 30 min. Before food or other meds. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid agent. ...Read more