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Treatment For Over Medication With Thyroid
I have Graves Disease and a 0.6 cm thyroid cyst. I take medication but it's not helping me. Will I need aggressive treatment?
Helping what is imp: It is important to know what the medication is and when you say not helping we need to know what you are feeling and defining as not working. our physician can have you see an endocrinologist who can guide you ...Read more
My wife's thyroid level is 3.5 taking levothyroxine. She has dry, thinning hair & gets yeast infections. Is there alternative medication or treatment?
No alternative: People with hypothyroidism, have a thyroid that is not able to make enough thyroid hormone. The only solution for this is to supply thyroid hormone, such as levothyroxin. It sounds like her TSH level is 3.5. This is consistent with a thyroid level that is in the lower range of normal. She might benefit by additional levothyroxine, though her symptoms are probably unrelated to her thyroid. ...Read more
I am taking lyrica (pregabalin) for neck/ head pain but I am getting more pain relief from treatment by an osteopath. Can i cease medication safely?
Yes you can: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anticonvulsant and should be discontinued by tapering the dosage down 25 mg very 3-4 days. Anticonvulsant should never be abruptly discontinued to prevent the possible occurrence of seizures. Rec.: before discontinue medication consult with your physician for the future consideration (plan b). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an intense itch on arms and neck(worse at night.Have had all sorts of treatment, scabes, skin scraping(pathology), creams, medication.What now?Thax
Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia can be caused by disorders affecting the central nervous system, such as a tumor or vascular lesion pressed up against the brain or spinal cord can also cause paresthesia. Nerve entrapment such as a neck injury often causes such a condition. Get an MRI of neck. ...Read more
Osteopenia of left femur neck. BMD g/cm2 0.649, T-score -1.8, Z-Score, -0.4. Would this require drug treatment. Total hip and Spine classified normal.
Osteopenia: At age 62 you should be a bit concerned but for now I would strongly suggest you check with the doctor whether or not your need drug therapy. Please let me know what your doctor said. ...Read more
I sweat when im not doing anything. I've got my thyroid checked twice and didn't need any treatment. What could be wrong with me?
Sweating out toxins: Fyi: admittedly, hyperhidrosis can really be a drag. On the other hand, it is better to sweat "too much" than "not enough, " because sweating (because it allows for the excretion of lipophilic, i.e., fat-loving, toxins) is one of the best ways to rid the body of toxins (detoxify). In addition to the skin, other organs of excretion include the gastrointestinal system, the kidneys, and the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer