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Synthroid Hypothyroidism Emotional
My daughter takes Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and has become very emotional and hyper. Is this normal behavior?
No: Kids who are treated for profound hypothyroidism can exhibit some symptoms of what seems like hyperactivity as their body gets used to being back on track. However, if a child has been hypothyroid long enough, problems like learning disability or adhd may exist already, but unmasked with treatment for hypothyroidism. Please speak to your child's doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recheck labs: First thing to do is to make sure the thyroid labs are now normal. Sometimes you might have to live with normal thyroid levels for a few months to see if the symptoms improved. If thyroid levels are now completely normal on synthroid (thyroxine) and you still have all the symptoms, I think it's time to look for another cause for your symptoms. ...Read more
I'm a hypothyroid. Currently on 75mcg thyroxine. I have a 50mcg plus I break another 50mcg into half and make it 75mcg totally. Is that ok?
Hypothyroid for 26 years. The last 5 years I keep having to adjust my dose of synthroid (thyroxine) up and down. Constantly. What's going on?
Can be due: To hormonal changes, . Also make sure you are taking it on an empty stomach with water only and wait 30-60 minutes before eating or drinking anything else or taking any other medications. Food other beverages or other medications can effect the absorption of thyroid medications, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hypothyroid. I get it checked yearly, but I'm not on a pill. Can I continue not taking synthroid (thyroxine)? But I know it'll help lose the extra weight
Have hypothyroid caused by restrictive eating as a teen. On 50mcg synthroid, never miss. Never had symptoms. Feel well. Is this type milder than hashimito?
Partial replacement: When hypothyroidism is diagnosed, there is often residual thyroid functioning so full replacement is not needed as is the case for congenital absence of the thryoid gland. The causes of hypothyroidism are varied and not always identified. Hashimotos is one type of autoimmune condition that can result in minimal to significant underfuntioning. Your dose is low, and I'm glad you feel well. ...Read more
Synthroid (thyroxine) vs NDT: Synthroid (thyroxine) is not for everyone. Many feel much better with NDT (natural desiccated thyroid)... Armour, Westhroid, NatureThroid. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural. A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3. Also check out www. GetMyThyroidFixed. Com JP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: If they thyroid was completely "dead", it is unlikely to recover. But there are a number of transient hypothyroid conditions that could have prompted your doc to put you on synthroid (thyroxine) in the first place. Transient conditions include subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thyroiditis. ...Read more
No: Levothyroxine, t4, (synthroid) is the standard of care. Some may offer a combination of t3/t4 drug, but such medication isn't reliably dosed so it is easy to get too much or too little. T4 is converted in the body to T3 (liothyronine) normally outside of the thyroid as well. So really no reason for T3 (liothyronine) supplementation in addition to T4 for straightforward hypothyroidism. ...Read more
MOST DEFINITELY!!: Synthroid (thyroxine) and similar T4 meds are the most common meds prescribed, but are not necessarily the most effective for all individuals. Many people do not experience relief with T4 and need medications that contain t3, like Armour Thyroid (dessicated natural thyroid) or cytomel. Speak to a dr. Familiar with T3 treatment if synthroid (thyroxine) is not helping you. ...Read more
What is the typical dosage for a new patient with hypothyroidism going on Synthroid or levothyroxine?
Depends: Since you were just diagnosed, you should work closely with your doctor to find the proper dose of levothyroxine. The dose is based on the level of your thyroid function tests. And it is calculated based on your weight. So the range of the dosage is listed as from 50 mcg to 200mcg a day. So you see that it is not possible to answer your question as precisely as you may wish. Please ask your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take anything to help me lose weight? I have a hypothyroid problem and take 150mcg levoxyl (thyroxine)
See your doctor: Hypothyroidism cause cause weight gain, so you want to make sure that your current dose of lavoxyl is effective. Diet and exercise is always the cornerstone of a weight loss program. There are medications that are effective for weight loss, but they are not a substitute for diet and exercise. Note: please speak with your doc before starting an exercise program. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and take thyroxine, is it ok for me to eat cruciferous vegetables and soya products?
Yes, however...: Eating large amounts of cruciferous vegetables & soy can suppress thyroid function, but it is not clear how much and moderate consumption, esp. If these are cooked, should not have much of an effect. If you eat very large amounts of these then monitor levels of thyroid hormone to see if you need to take more thyroxine. See www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=george&dbid=47. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I'm on Synthroid for hypothyroidism, will taking lyrica (pregabalin) change my levels, causing me problems?
No: There is no interaction. Just make sure you're on brand name replacement and your levels are normalized. ...Read more
Gained weight from hypothyroidism. (9 pounds) once levels fix with synthroid, (thyroxine) will I loose the weight?
I am hypothyroid and my body temperature is consistently low between 95.3 - 96.1 do I need an increase in thyroxine?
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