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What happens if I stop taking my thyroid medication?

What happens if I stop taking my thyroid medication?

Depends: Hi. We're not mind readers on here. Are you taking anti-thyroid medication (such as methimazole or PTU) or thyroid hormone (such as levothyroxine)? If you're hyperthyroid and on methimazole or PTU, (propylthiouracil) if you stop hyperthyroidism may return. If you're on l-thyroxine and you stop, hypothyroidism will return. More to the point, why stop thyroid medication of either category without consulting your doc? ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What to do if I have a thyroid disorder, what happens if i stop taking my synthroid (thyroxine).?

Thyroid: If stop your medication, u might end up with myxedema (low thyroid functions) with multiple symptoms such as dry skin, weight gain, mood changes, cramps, fatigue, irregular menses. ...Read more

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What happens if i don't take my thyroid pill?

What happens if i don't take my thyroid pill?

Depends: People who have true hypothyroidism will experience a drop in thyroid levels after being off thyroid hormone for a few weeks, and will develop hypothyroid symptoms. People who don't really have a low thyroid, will feel unchanged. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't take my thyroxine medication?

Hypothyroid: Hi. If you're hypothyroid and don't take your l-thyroxine, you'll be untreated hypothyroid...but somehow, I betcha knew that! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you don't take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and start taking it again?

Could you tell me what happens when you don't take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and start taking it again?

Nothing: It takes time for Synthroid (thyroxine) to build up in your body. If you stop Synthroid (thyroxine) and start again, you might feel hypothyroid for the 1-2 weeks it takes for Synthroid (thyroxine) to reach steady state. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take thyroid meds when pregnant?

What happens if you don't take thyroid meds when pregnant?

Complications!: Non-compliance with thyroid medications in pregnancy can have detrimental effects such as miscarriage, preterm birth, preeclampsia, poor fetal growth, arrhythmias, neurodevelopmental delay, goiter, polyhydramnios, malpresentation, cesarean section, stillbirth and cerebral palsy. Seek endocrinology and maternal-fetal medicine care and optimize your thyroid function before getting pregnant. ...Read more

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I have prolactinoma and im pregnant.dr is telling me to take bromocriptine.is it safe?and if i dont take it, is high prolactin bad during pregnancy?

I have prolactinoma and im pregnant.dr is telling me to take bromocriptine.is it safe?and if i dont take it, is high prolactin bad during pregnancy?

Prolactinoma: And pregnancy: generally, data indicate that there is no risk for a fetus during first month. Continuing further may cause risk for a fetus. Treatment depends whether you have micro or macroadenoma and whether you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if i stop taking levothyroxin for my thyroid for 8 weeks?

Hypothyroidism: Assuming you needed it in the first place, you will get hypothyroid. Fatigue, tired, slow, cold intolerance, puffy, brittle hair, constipation, weight gain..... You won't like it. ...Read more

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What happen if i take twice my thyroid medication ?

Hopefully minor: One time will hopefully not cause anythinb bad, but you may feel agitated, jittery and feel some heart flutters. Call your doctor to discuss or talk with a pharmacist. If you have increased concerns - go to an er or urgent care. Try to learn what went wrong to help prevent it again and don't add to your agitation by worrying. If you do become worried - go for help. ...Read more

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Have heard you get sick while first taking fluoxetine. I'm too scared to take my meds. What am I supposed to do if I throw up the medicine if sick?

Have heard you get sick while first taking fluoxetine. I'm too scared to take my meds. What am I supposed to do if I throw up the medicine if sick?

Take the medicine: Fear of a potential side effect shouldn't stop you from taking the medication in the first place. Your doctor has taken the time to consider all risks/benefits, and has determined that the benefits far outweigh the risks of things like side effects. Plus, most people I've treated with fluoxetine did fine, and only had side effects (if any at all) after at least several days or weeks. ...Read more

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I don't want to keep taking contraceptive pills...will my hormone level imbalanced again after I stop taking it? What should I do?

I don't want to keep taking contraceptive pills...will my hormone level imbalanced again after I stop taking it? What should I do?

Probably: If you were using the contraceptive pills to regulate your periods because they were previously absent or irregular, then once the pill is stopped then that pattern will resume unless the source of the irregularity is identified and resolved. ...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?

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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What happens if i take thyroid pills can I take allergy pills?

What happens if i take thyroid pills can I take allergy pills?

Yes: Both types of medication can be taken but thyroid pills should be taken without food or other pills. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if i take birth control pills before my period?

Could you tell me what happens if i take birth control pills before my period?

Extra bleeding: If you take birth control pills right before your period it can throw your cycle off and you may get bleeding twice in the same month. ...Read more

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What happens if I take aspirin while pregnant?

What happens if I take aspirin while pregnant?

Nothing: Nothing should happen if it is a small dose. Do not take it without medical recomandation. ...Read more

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What would happen if i stopped taking fentanyl patch I have been taking it for 5 years 50mcg i take it for pain it makes me feel bad my doc says you take what i give you how can I stop and not die or feel like I am dieing please help thank you

What would happen if i stopped taking fentanyl patch I have been taking it for 5 years 50mcg i take it for pain it makes me feel bad my doc says you take what i give you how can I stop and not die or feel like I am dieing please help thank you

Weaning off drugs.: Stopping the patch "cold turkey" is not something i would recommend for you. The effects are distinctly unpleasant. I would suggest asking your provider to wean the dose of your medication slowly. If they won't do it i suggest getting a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what would i feel or what would happen to my body if i take birth control pills and then morning after pill when I have breast cancer?

Could you tell me what would i feel or what would happen to my body if i take birth control pills and then morning after pill when I have breast cancer?

This does not make s: Your question does not make much sense to me. Do you now have breast cancer or you just imagining things ? Once there is a diagnosis of breast cancer made, we ask patients to avoid taking hormone pills, if possible. ...Read more

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What happens if i take 10 tablets ofchlorpheniramine? And if i decide to help myself after that? What can I do?

What happens if i take 10 tablets ofchlorpheniramine? And if i decide to help myself after that? What can I do?

Sleep: Chlorpheniramine is a very effective anti allergic medication. If you take 20 of the standard 4 mg yellow tablets, you certainly will beat back allergy and you will probably have a big dose of the major side effect which is sleepiness. This drug has a very broad threshold before there is any hazard, well about 10 tablets. ...Read more

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Can i fall pregnant in under active thyriod hormone?what if i do not take meds for it? can I conceive?

Yes,endangers baby &: You're less likely to conceive if you're hypothyroid but it's possible. If you don't take meds there is a greater risk of miscarriage, still birth, pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage,premature delivery, low birth weight & reduced intelligence of your baby. I don't understand why you would not take meds for it; to not do so is irresponsible. Don't conceive if you won't treat. ...Read more

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What to do if I have my period while taking birth control?

What to do if I have my period while taking birth control?

Keep taking it: If you have a period while on birth control, you should keep taking it. If this problem happens repeatedly, you should see your Gyn doc and change to a different pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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