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Which Foods Do You Need To Avoid With Antithyroid Medications
Hyperthyroid treatmt: If you are hyperthyroid (eg. Graves disease) and start on a proper dose of methimazole, it may take several weeks for the T4 level to go down and for you to feel better. This is why beta blockers are often used; they don't affect the T4, but they help you feel better right away. ...Read more
Multiple but uncommon: One in ten patient on antithyroid drugs can have rashes, joint pains, bad taste in their mouth. More rarely, patients may have a reversible drop in their white blood cells. This is a dangerous but rare side effect that can lead to severe infection. Even more rarely, liver disease can occur, and an inflammation of the blood vessels called vasculitis. Your doctor should explain all this carefully so taht you can recognize side effects timely. ...Read more
Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?
Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?
Not usually: Technetium is usually trapped by thyroid gland and used to determine in young children and infants the configuration of thyroid gland, hypoplasia, absence, or increased size or hyperplasia, or abnormal location. Radioactive iodine is used in older patients for determine function of thyroid gland, increased function or hyperthyroiidism or decreased function, hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease?
Meds for Grave's: 52F from UK asks if one can take antithyroid meds indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' Disease. ANS: Yes and sometimes one can even stop after a period of time but need to weigh side effects of meds vs radiation and your other circumstances that are best assessed by your thyroid Dr. ...Read more
Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication. Will I get pregnant?
Iam pregnant at 8 weeks, recently discovered hyperthyroidism tsh=0.01 with palpitations. Is it safe to take antithyroid drugs? Is it necessary?
Yes: Yes it is safe and is necessary but first you need to complete the workup. I recommend seeing an endocrinologist at this time to sort this out. If your doctor does not want to and opt to treat this, the recommendation is ptu (propylthiouracil) for the first trimester and tapazole 2nd trimester and onward. This is the new recommendation... But I highly recommend working this up systematically. ...Read more
Breast Feeding thyro:
Safety of breast feeding while on anti thyroid medicines. Anumber of studies found no effect on thyroid function and physical and intellectual development in infants who are brest fed while on ptu (propylthiouracil), (propylthiouracil) Methimazole and tapazole.
Methimazole and tapazole cross in the milk easily, but ptu (propylthiouracil) is crossed in small amont and is preferable
still some physicians have concern abut thyroid suupression, goiter and devel. ...Read more
Maybe: Many pediatricians strongly discourage breastfeeding while taking ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. These meds can affect the baby by lowering his thyroid hormone levels right at the time he needs them for growth and brain development. Others will monitor the baby for any signs of slow growth or get blood tests to check thyroid levels. Close supervision is essential. ...Read more
Hi antithyroglobulin 1361 (range 116) antithyroid peroxidase 678 (range 10) please explain what this means. Thank you?
It: Means that you have antibodies that may alter the activity of your thyroid. Hashimoto thyroiditis is one. ...Read more
My tsh= 8.6 ft4= 0.2 but antithyroid ab and antithyroglobuline is normal! What is wrong with my thyroid?
Hypothyroidism: I don't know the normals in your lab but those numbers look abnormal if I follow our levels here. The TSH looks high and the ft4 looks low which shows your thyroid is likely underworking. Wait for your doctor to explain and give the proper treatment depending on your laboratory levels there. ...Read more
My antithyroid peroxidase is 10 and my anti thyroid globulin was 23 is that within the normal range?
I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.1mg. Recent blood work showed normal TSH, free T4 but antithyroid peroxidase antibody was 451. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read more
Other than medication, are there foods or remedies that help alleviate anxiety (what should I avoid)?
Sulfa vs. Sulfite:
Sulfa drugs include antibiotics [septra, bactrim, pediazole] some water pills, sulfonylurea diabetes medicines, celebrex (celecoxib). There are no related food allergies. More information here:
http://allergies. About. Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfa_2.Htm
sulfites are common preservatives in food and certain drugs. You can find more info here:
http://allergies. About. Com/od/foodallergies/a/sulfites. Htm. ...Read more
What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything I can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?
I am suffering with bloody piles for the last 30 years. Should I get it opetated upon or take up medication? What are the foods to be avoided?
Bleeding piles: With bleeding for long time, recommend having it looked at by your primary care doc. ...Read more
Long list: There are long lists of foods and drugs to avoid for people with G6PD deficiency. Talk with your child's pediatrician or specialist that they may be seeing for a detailed list. There are also G6PD support groups online. If you have any questions about what can or can't be given to your baby, always consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Pls mention drugs that will worst hemorrhoids & foods to be avoided when one having hemorrhoids????
Hemorrhoids worse: Constipation is what makes hemorrhoids worse, both because of straining, and because of rubbing of a hard stool. Any drug or food which causes constipation will therefore make it worse. But you can prevent this by always taking stool softeners like Colace, (docusate sodium) and eating lots of salads and drinking lots of fluids to prevent constipation. ...Read more
What are the causes and medication for a small bump in the floor of the tongue? And what food and things to avoid?
Where?: If this is truly on the surface of the tongue, it is probably a viral infection or reaction to a food. Try Ambesol or similar product as needed if it is sore. Avoid salty, sour, or very hot foods for the next week or so. If no improvement, see your doctor. If the area is in the floor of the mouth it could be a salivary gland infection. Same treatment, but if no improvement may need antibiotic ...Read more
My wife has gallstones. What foods should she avoid so not to irritate them and what medication is best to help the pain? Thank you.
Gallstones: Classically, a low fat diet is used, but in reality, trial and error will allow her to determine which foods make her symptoms worse. Many docs prescribe narcotics, but I have found Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) works well. Medications are not a long term solution however. Consider a consultation with a general surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How much carbs should a person with diabetes have daily. Which food must be completely avoided if both fasting and pp are high inspite of medications.
Depends: In general, the less carb you take, the better off you are with diabetes. But a life totally without carb can be an unpleasant one. As to how much, it would depend on your lifestyle (how much exercise etc) and severity of your condition and thus you need to consult a dietitian re. Your diet. ...Read more
Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if I can!
No: There are no such foods such as that. If your TSH level is low, that means your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormone and that could be a goiter or other thyroid disease - you definitely need that checked and treated. If your thyroid hormone is low, then your TSH would be high. In that case, you need to take some form of thyroid replacement med - there are different options for that. ...Read more
Are there any medications or foods etc I should avoid being hyperthyroid? Am awaiting specialist appointment. Dr started me on propanolol.
Hyperthyroid: If you are hyperthyroid, the Propranolol should make you feel better. Your metabolic rate is high, so you will need more calories than others. Don't eat seaweed (Kelp) because of the high iodine content, but who eats this anyway? Your doctor may start you on medications to suppress the thyroid and may talk about radioactive iodine treatment or surgery. ...Read more
I have a diffuse toxic goiter or also known as grave's disease. Currently, I am under medication. What food should I eat and avoid? Thank you!
Is a Trace of blood in a stool from GP labtest in the Range of normal? Or should it be followed up with a FOB Test? Which food medications to Avoid?
Blood in stool: A trace of blood in the stool is never normal. There can be many causes of blood in the stool, but it is important, especially in your 40s and 50s, to have your G.I. tract evaluated anytime even a trace of blood is found, even if it is only one test. You should see a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Does a person who has multiple drug allergies and is also just prone to hives also have to avoid high-risk foods even if not officially allergic?
Not usually: The cause for multiple drug allergies to unrelated drugs remains to be established but there is no relationship to food allergies. ...Read more
Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?
If you have: An ulcer, consider the class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors, like prilosec, if you are not on that. Stop smoking, make sure your anxiety is controlled though unsure exactly the role of stress and an ulcer. Main think, proton pump inhibitor and stay on them as long as your doc suggests but I would likely stay on them. Good luck. ...Read more
I was diagonised with ulcers ---> h. Pylori. I took medication but I still feel nauseated always even after avoiding certain foods. What should I do?
Maybe not gone...: Treatment for h pylori works about 85% of the time, not 100 %. Can get checked without invasive testing for cure (breath or stool test). Perhaps symptoms are not due to h pylori. Follow up with doc and find out. ...Read more
Chronic mild hives & prone to drug allergies too. Skin test for foods negative, but still afraid. Should I avoid nuts & fish since I'm allergy prone?
Food allergies: The simplest way to determine your food allergies is by keeping a food diary. If you react to any foods just eliminate from your body ...Read more
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Eat sensibly: You'd get the idea from reading "pop" articles online that diet is the way to manage most disease. It is not. Hyperthyroidism is serious -- and used to be a major killer -- but if you're complying with treatment, you may eat what you like, sensibly. Like most other folks, you'll do well to avoid greasy, salty, and sugary stuff as you're able. Best wishes. ...Read more
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