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Taking Too Much Thyroxine
I was taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) when I conceived. Could this cause chromosonal abnormalities in the fetus?
No: Synthroid (thyroxine) level does not cause chromosomal abnormalities but it does affect the health of the fetus and the ability to carry through the pregnancy. If your level is too high, please see your doctor to get it readjusted during this critical time. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can taking too much synthroid (thyroxine) cause a persistent low grade fever (just over 100 F for months, no illness but fatigue and sleeping more than usual)?
Can taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?
Possible: Both high and low thyroid states can be associated with seizures. Seizures can be seen in 5-10% of high thyroid states and even more commonly when it is due to an overdose with medication. If you are experiencing this, go to the nearest er as this condition is life-threatening and needs immediate attention. Your doctors will also search for other conditions that may be causing seizures. ...Read more
Yes: But thyroid is ideally taken in the morning an hour before eating anything. ...Read more
Don't do it: People who try this feel terrible and gain the weight right back. There is some risk of putting your heart into a rhythm disturbance. The most successful weight-loss happens when a person finds an aerobic sports activity that they actually enjoy, and can share with a partner / friend. ...Read more
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