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What Happens If I Accidently Take 2 Doses Of My Thyroid Medicine
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
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
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
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
To see noticeable effect;
6 weeks to get full benefit of that new dose. ...Read more
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
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
Absolutely: Yes!Get a more detailed answer ›
Not an issue: Although medication is best absorbed in the absence of food. ...Read more
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
Do you get a lot of back pain if you don't take your thyroid medicine for an under active thyroid?
I currently take thyroid medicine and I was wondering if a diet like nutrisystem would work since it has soy lechen in a lot of the food.?
Nutrisystem: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
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
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
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?
Yes: It is preferable to take your thyroid medication at your usual time. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can and it is ok to take. ...Read more
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
Should be OK: "Thyroid medicine" should not affect jaundice.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and my head hurts too.
No: Pe and thyroid do not mix, cardiac toxicity. ...Read more
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