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I have hashimoto disease and I am pregnant do I need medication?

I have hashimoto disease and I am pregnant do I need medication?

Check thyroid: Make sure your thyroid function does not become abnormal (blood tests) and if you feel unusually tired or cold, be sure to tell your gyn. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease and am being treated with 50mcg thyroxine. Despite this medication, i still have severe hyponatremia. Can this be treated?

I have hashimoto's disease and am being treated with 50mcg thyroxine. Despite this medication, i still have severe hyponatremia. Can this be treated?

See below: Hyponatremia has lots of reasons- severe hypothyroidism is one of the causes. Your doctor will be able to tell if your hyponatremia is related to your hypothyroidism. If it is related, then may be you need more thyroxine to treat your hypothyroidism and hyponatremia. Otherwise look for other causes of hyponatremia. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos disease normal TSH and norml t 3 and T4 , but high antibodies , do I need medication?

I have hashimotos disease normal TSH and norml t 3 and T4 , but high antibodies , do I need medication?

Not yet: You will likely need thyroid pill in the future as the disease progresses but not yet. This condition needs to be followed by your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Can i take antistax tablets having hashimoto's disease? thank you.

Probably: Hi. The effect of Antistax on thyroid hormone availability, metabolism, etc has not been studied. Try it if you want to. If your legs feel better, repeat your TSH and free T4 about 7-8 weeks after starting Antistax and make sure they're stable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i take the garcinia cambogia if I have hashimoto's disease?

Garcinia Cambogia : If your thyroid condition has been successfully treated and you are euthyroid, there shouldn't be a safety issue with the herb. However, wiki states this product was not found to be effective for the claims made for it, so it may not be worth taking. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/garcinia_gummi-gutta. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism ( hashimoto`s disease ) I take 150 mcg of levothyroxine, is that okj?

I have hypothyroidism ( hashimoto`s disease ) I take 150 mcg of levothyroxine, is that okj?

Depends: Every person who needs thyroid medication, has to have their dose individualized, based on both their clinical symptoms and their labs. So one person might be on 150 mcg and another similarly sized and affected person might only be on 75 mcg and yet, based on their symptoms and labs, they are on the correct dose. So, truly the answer depends on a trained physician's skill and recommendations. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos disease&take levothyroxin nd im on 200mcg.Just had blood work done nd dr lowerd it to 150mcg what will happen if I keep takin the 200mcg.Nd not 150mcg.Is it bad?

I have hashimotos disease&take levothyroxin nd im on 200mcg.Just had blood work done nd dr lowerd it to 150mcg what will happen if I keep takin the 200mcg.Nd not 150mcg.Is it bad?

Yes: The goal of treatment of hypothyroidism is to obtain normal thyroid levels. This is what your doctor was trying to do adjusting your dosage based on the results of your thyroid function tests. Elevated thyroid levels can be harmful increasing the chances of certain heart arrhythmias as well as the risk of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto disease, been taking syntroid 50 mg every morn. What happens if i forget to take it for few days?

I have hashimoto disease, been taking syntroid 50 mg every morn. What happens if i forget to take it for few days?

Not a whole lot.: Synthroid (thyroxine) has a long half-life so that short breaks in medication will not lower your levels a whole lot. However, if you keep missing doses your thyroid hormone levels will be too low and you will have symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue and weight gain. ...Read more

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I take 75mcg of levothyroxine daily for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and a goitre. What would happen if I stopped taking my medication?

I take 75mcg of levothyroxine daily for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and a goitre. What would happen if I stopped taking my medication?

Nothing good: B"sd Most likely you would become hypothyroid, which often causes symptoms including fatigue, cognitive decline (especially for math) and signs ranging from mild - dry skin, constipation - to life threatening - myxedema coma. Goitre is also likely to grow larger and could even cause compressive symptoms such as difficulty swallowing and breathing and hoarseness. Glad to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto's disease and my doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I have read hair loss happens. I'm scared to take it now. I am 19 yo. ?

I have Hashimoto's disease and my doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I have read hair loss happens. I'm scared to take it now. I am 19 yo. ?

Take medication: Thyroxine does not cause hair loss. Lack of thyroxine may cause hair loss. Being thyroid deficient will cause a host of other problems as well. Please follow your doctor's advice and take the medication. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more