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Doctor insights on: Taking Too Much Thyroid Medicine

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How much time will ittake for thyroid medicine to work?

How much time will ittake for thyroid medicine to work?

Thyroid Medication: You can notice the effects of thyroid medication within a few days, but you should be experiencing whatever full effect you will get by about six weeks. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternatives to taking thyroid medicine?

Could you tell me what are some alternatives to taking thyroid medicine?

Being sick: If you don't want to take the medication, you can always be sick, feel badly and possibly die early. It's always your choice with any disease. Doctors only advise, they don't force you to be intelligent or healthy. ...Read more

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I know someone who quit taking thyroid medicine, how dangerous can that be?

I know someone who quit taking thyroid medicine, how dangerous can that be?

Not a good idea: Thyroid hormone therapy is necessary hormone for metabolism. If one is taking the medication because they have no thyroid gland at all (i.e. After surgery or radioiodine therapy), then stopping the medication can eventually be life-threatening. It may takes months for the person to see the effect though. Generally it is not a good idea to stop taking thyroid hormone without the doctor's advise. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after taking my thyroid medicine can I eat something.?

It's best to be: Taken on an empty stomach, to insure consistent absorption. However, if you take it under the same conditions each day, and then check the levels, you can adjust the dose if necessary until it's appropriate. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement for consistency. Don't take within two hours of calcium, iron or vitamins. ...Read more

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I stopped taking my thyroid medicine over 6months ago .I lost 40 lbs on my own. Do i still need it?

I stopped taking my thyroid medicine over 6months ago .I lost 40 lbs on my own. Do i still need it?

Thyroid: Thyroid medication is not for weight loss. It is for the health of the heart, the muscles, the brain, the skin. I would get to a doctor urgently and have your thyroid levels tested. Hypothyroid is not a condition that heals or is cured. ...Read more

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If i started out taking my thyroid medicine at 6:30am. But now taking it at 10am. But want to go back to taking it about 8am .

If i started out taking my thyroid medicine at 6:30am. But now taking it at 10am. But want to go back to taking it about 8am .

Yes: Yes you can. Try to take it at the same time every day. Take it by itself without anything else including a multivitamin or any other medication for up to at least an hour after taking it. ...Read more

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Why is that my thyroid medicine changes every 3 month?

Why is that my thyroid medicine changes every 3 month?

Thyroid medicine: Your doctor is likely trying to titrate your medicine up and down to get the proper thyroid level. It takes a while (ie 3 months) before you can tell if the medication needs to be increased or decreased. ...Read more

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Why don't i feel better when i take my thyroid medicine?

Need right dose!: Right medicine, wrong dose doesn't help, regardless of condition. Of course, wrong medicine, regardless of dose, is bad. So how do we find right dose for thyroid medicine? Check your tsh. Many docs now recommend aiming for 1-2, not just 4.49 (if "normal" range is 0.45-4.5). However, recent study suggests that a few patients may respond better to desiccated thyroid. Check out http://goo.Gl/h93xxf. ...Read more