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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Medication Side Effects

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Might increasing dosage of thyroid medication cause side effects?

Might increasing dosage of thyroid medication cause side effects?

Yes : Increase of any medication, past the optimum dosing, can cause side effects. This includes blood pressure medications, cholesterol meds, antidepressants, antipsychotics, you name it. Too much of thyroid rx can basically cause you sxs of hyperthyroidism - jittery, anxious, heart palpitations, increase blood pressure, heat intolerancek elevated heart rate, loss of appetite, loss of weight, etc. ...Read more

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Went to ER thought tetanus dr said not the case stiffness in neck and jaw and muscle spasms all over. Doctor said probably related to medication side effects does this sound accurate?

Went to ER thought tetanus dr said not the case stiffness in neck and jaw and muscle spasms all over. Doctor said probably related to medication side effects does this sound accurate?

Yes: ...I am assuming the doctor did a good history and that you have had tetanus vaccine in the recent past, that you did not receive a deep dirty wound, and that medications you are taking could explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

Medications: First of all you are taking a lot of medicines. Do you really need all of them. Please check with your doctor. Hypothyroidism can only be controlled if enough thyroid medicine is prescribed. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Where to find answers to medication side effects questions?

Epocrates: Epocrates is a reliable, current site for information about all prescription medications. If you believe you have side effects from a prescription medication you are taking, call your doctor and discuss it with him or her. Side effects may be very serious, minor, may go away with time, and so on. Talk to your treating physician. ...Read more

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Chronic pain medication side effects ?

Chronic pain medication side effects  ?

Any specific group?: There are many different chronic pain medicines, and each one has advantages, side effects and risks. Some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Any specific group (TCA, AED, Opioids)? ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to thyroid medication?

Are there any side effects to thyroid medication?

Yes, but: Remember that thyroid medication is synthetically produced thyroid hormone just like a healthy thyroid gland would make - nothing artificial! side effects are usually related to dose. Taking too much will mimic an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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How can I get migraine and migraine medication side effects to ease?

How can I get migraine and migraine medication side effects to ease?

Depends: Best way to ease side effects is stop med. If has not helped with ha, don't take. There are many options for treatment of migraines. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which thyroid medication has the best absorbancy with the least side effects?

Which thyroid medication has the best absorbancy with the least side effects?

More complicated: Don't know how one can tell which thyroxine tablets are best absorbed in a one individual, because of the complicating factors. If having trouble, one can save up some money and buy the name brand every time. Then, eat similar amounts and similar types of food near the time when thyroxine is taken, plus take it at the same time every day. Calcium, iron, antacids, etc., changes the absorption. ...Read more

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