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What happens if accidentally take doses of thyroid medicine?

What happens if accidentally take doses of thyroid medicine?

Depends on dose: If you accidentally take a few doses of thyroid hormone, nothing is likely to happen. If you take high doses for a prolonged time you will become hyperthyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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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What would happen if you don't take your thyroid medicine on a regular basis?

You will: Feel poorly, be unhealthy, have preventable medical problems, and probably die earlier than you need to, is that enough reason to take your medication properly, it is totally irrational not to do so. ...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

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What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes,. ...Read more

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What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

Weight thyroid: Thyroid disease whether over active or under active should be treated to normal levels once levels are normal it has no effects on your weight after few months in order to gain weight you can use well-balanced foods with good nutritious calories. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long will take for thyroid medicine to work?

Depends: On the medication, and the reason it was prescribed. Meds like levothyroxine (for hypothyroid) are usually tested 1 month after starting, or changing dose to check hormone levels. Most patients will gradually feel effect before that time. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for thyroid medicine to start working?

1 week...: To see noticeable effect;
6 weeks to get full benefit of that new dose. ...Read more

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Can I take my thyroid medicine earlier than 10am. Because that when I take it?

Doesn't matter: You can take the thyroid replacement about whenever you want as long as you take it every day. It will make very little difference. ...Read more

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Took thyroid medicine tonight by mistake. Should I take it in the morning or not?

Took thyroid medicine tonight by mistake. Should I take it in the morning or not?

Skip today,but: You can skip today. But if you have already taken it this AM no cause for concern. Shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-tirosyne with armor thyroid medicine?

Is it safe to take l-tirosyne with armor thyroid medicine?

Yes: There is no evidence of drug interaction with the supplement tyrosine, an essential amino acid, and thyroid medications ...Read more

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Do I need to take my thyroid medicine with a full glass of water?

Do I need to take my thyroid medicine with a full glass of water?

No but..: It always pays to drink a lot of water as we age to keep your skin and kidneys healthy. But to answer your question you only need enough water to be able to swallow the thyroid tablet. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having hairfall, I used to take thyroid medicine named eltroxin?

One of many: Thyroid replacement to normal TSH is only one of many possibilities. Check out male hormones DHEAS, Prolactin, Glucophage, (metformin) Iron and Zinc levels if latter are low. ...Read more

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Thank you doctor when can I stop my thyroid medicine many people said that thyroid medicine should take life long is this is true please explain me?

Thyroid Medicine: Do not stop thyroid medication unless under the direction of a physician. Except rarely it is to be taken life long. We give thyroid medication usually for low thyroid, which usually is due to the thyroid not working after a viral thyroiditis. Rarely does the thyroid heal enough to produce enough hormone on its own again. ...Read more

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I have forgotten to take my thyroid medicine for a week, and now I feel confused and lightheaded, now what?

I have forgotten to take my thyroid medicine for a week, and now I feel confused and lightheaded, now what?

Can take them all: Thyroid medicines have 7 day half-life so can to taken together unto 7 days if missed. Take glutamine in addition to clear mental fogginess. ...Read more

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Why when I take my Synthroid (thyroxine) thyroid medicine it makes me gain weight, I still be tired, cold I take iron pills, vitamin, do that surpose to happen, my medicine not working, doctor says I am find?

Try another med: Some patients just don't respond well to basic thyroid replacement (like levothyroxine). Consider using an alternative like Armour Thyroid or tirosint. If your physician is uncomfortable with this, consider seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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U my period was regular until I had to take thyroid medicine. Now that I'm off it my period is very irregular. What I do to regulate it?

Need treatment: Why did you get off your thyroid medicine? Thyroid abnormalities can cause menstrual period irregularity. I feel I'm missing something from the question but my advice would be to get the thyroid adequately controlled and see what happens. ...Read more

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Should I take named brand thyroid medicine like Synthroid (thyroxine) or generics? I heard name brand dosing is more consistent. Your thoughts?

Should I take named brand thyroid medicine like Synthroid (thyroxine) or generics? I heard name brand dosing is more consistent.  Your thoughts?

Thyroid meds: Thyroid medication is one of the most common medications written for. I use generics unless there continues to be a wide variability in the labs (TSH) that are used to follow this condition. Cerainly if the patient desires a branded name i usually comply. ...Read more

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What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and my head hurts too.

What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and my head hurts too.

Usually ok: As long as your thyroid level is normal while on thyroid hormone, you should be able to take any medication necessary for your cold. Warnings that you see on labels relate to people with untreated thyroid disease or people with abnormal thyroid levels. ...Read more