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My daughter takes Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and has become very emotional and hyper. Is this normal behavior?

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 more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Am I hypothyroid if I have all the symptoms and should I take thyroxine?

Am I hypothyroid if I have all the symptoms and should I take thyroxine?

Need tests: The only way to know if you have hypothyroidism is to have your TSH checked. The symptoms of hypothyroidism can be caused by other disorders as well. You will only need levothyroxine if your thyroid is truly under active. ...Read more

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Still experiencing severe hypothyroid symptoms on synthroid (thyroxine)?

Still experiencing severe hypothyroid symptoms on synthroid (thyroxine)?

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

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Is it normal to gain weight after start of taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroid?

Is it normal to gain weight after start of taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroid?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Synthroid (thyroxine) is less likely for you to gain weight. Please see your primary doctor soon and things will be straightened out. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

Needs treatment: If you are truly hypothyroid, it is important that you take thyroid hormone. Your thyroid affects every part of your body and needs to be in the normal range to maintain optimal health. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

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 more

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Coul hypothyroidism go away after many years of taking synthroid (thyroxine)?

Coul hypothyroidism go away after many years of taking synthroid (thyroxine)?

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

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Is there other options besides taking Synthroid (thyroxine) that can help hypothyroidism?

Is there other options besides taking Synthroid (thyroxine) that can help hypothyroidism?

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

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Are there other options besides taking Synthroid (thyroxine) that can help my hypothyroidism?

Are there other options besides taking Synthroid (thyroxine) that can help my hypothyroidism?

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

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What is the typical dosage for a new patient with hypothyroidism going on Synthroid or levothyroxine?

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 more

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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

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I have hypothyroidism and take thyroxine, is it ok for me to eat cruciferous vegetables and soya products?

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 more

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Could you tell me what happens when you don't take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and start taking it again?

Nothing: It takes time for Synthroid (thyroxine) to build up in your body. If you stop Synthroid (thyroxine) and start again, you might feel hypothyroid for the 1-2 weeks it takes for Synthroid (thyroxine) to reach steady state. ...Read more

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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