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Vitamins And Medications That Effect Thyroid Tests
How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?
Depends: Upon which blood tests are drawn. There are older tests than can be affected by estrogen or testosterone. The modern tests are immune to such interference, but certain meds and supplements can alter thyroid function, which could be reflected in abnormal thyroid test results. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
What medications can help the forgetfulness associated with ms. I takw copaxone (glatiramer) daily. No other medicatiins. Lab work chemistries and thyroid are ok?
Side effects: There are side effects related to the treatment of multiple sclerosis, as well as the effects of the disease itself on attention, concentration and memory. In some cases the addition of antidepressants will improve the cognitive effects and the low mood associated with the condition. A consultation with the psychiatrist could be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To what extent could dosages of anti-depressants, levoxl, and propranolol interact and impact TSH levels ? Should they be managed holistically?
Will taking phentermine affect your hormones and/or thyroid function tests? I currently take phen and I'm hypothyroid so I take that medication also.
Not a problem: Phentermine should not cause hormonal issues and will not interfere with the medication you take for hypothyroidism. Please understand that phentermine only works while you are taking it and you must learn to change your diet and exercise patterns or the weight will come back when you stop the drug. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any fertility herbs such as vitex or red clover that can be taken while on thyroid meds for under active thyroid (Levothyroxin)?
Folic acid: If you are trying to conceive then Folic acid supplementation should be taken. Thyroid testing should be done to make sure the levels are normal. Herbal medication should be avoided unless specifically recommended as they typically do not help and can in some cases cause harm. If you are need of fertility treatment then please see an obgyn for guidance ...Read more
Are there any vitamins and minerals that are advised NOT to take whilst on Levothyroxine medication ?
Are there herbal supplements that increase thyroid levels for those of us w hypothyroid and suffering frm symptoms still on synthroid (thyroxine)?2 use carefully!
Not recommended: Without a consult with your endocrinologist, you really should not add anything, especially an herbal remedy. This is because the strengh of these supplements is unclear, as is how they may interact with your current meds. If you are still suffering from symptoms, don't give up. Work with your doc to find some balance that works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet pills: If your thyroid is truly underactive then your dr. Will probably recommend thyroid replacement and that may help with your weight. I have had little to no success with other diet pills and recommend lifestyle changes instead with exercise and dietary changes. Good luck with your weight loss. ...Read more
Can adepex or certain diet pills and weight loss medication show up as methamphetimenes in certain kinds of urine drug tests.
Please clarify: Nope. Not in general. But, you did not give the specifics about what you mean by diet pills or weight loss medications. Also, doctors here on health tap are universally supportive of patients being in recovery. If one is using diet pills as a substitute for stimulants this does not sound like true or authentic recovery and we would want you to get to that serene place if you can. ...Read more
Taken carbimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) in the past for my thyroid, but they are not improving my condition, is there any other anti- thyroid drugs i can take?
Depends: It depends upon what the medication is and for what kind of thyroid problem you're receiving it. The effect, depending upon the medication, may be slow or rapid -- but all of the effects are bad and potentially harmful, with return to your pretreatment state. Take you meds, otherwise they don't work and you don't stay healthy. ...Read more
Bought some amino acid pills. Amongst ingredients is 38mg l-tryptophan. I also take 15mg lexapro (escitalopram). Will this cause any issues?
Dose rhodiola or any other natural fertility help effect a person on levothyroxine and regulates hypothyroidism. What other things should I avoid?
See you doctor: I would discuss this with your doctor. Your doctor knows the particulars of your health. ...Read more
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