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Doctor insights on: Which Foods Do You Need To Avoid With Antithyroid Medications

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What is the trade name for antithyroid drugs?

What is the trade name for antithyroid drugs?

Antithyroid: There are many products available.
Have your doctor advise you and also discuss this with your pharmacist.

Please only take FDA approved therapies. The pharmacist will be very helpful and maybe more so than your doctor. ...Read more

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When you start your antithyroid medication, how long does it take for you to feel better?

When you start your antithyroid medication, how long does it take for you to feel better?

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

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Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

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

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Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?

Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?

Side Effects: Starting with a fairly high dose of thyroxine may cause palpitations, insomnia and possible atrial fibrillation.
If serum TSH is over 10, start with 50ug thyroxine and every 2 weeks increase to 75 etc., then 88 etc. ...Read more

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Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

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

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Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease?

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

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Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication. Will I get pregnant?

Yes, it can.: Thyroid disease impacts fertility. Both elevated and low levels of thyroid hormone can have an impact. For this reason, you should continue your medication. (ptu (propylthiouracil) is better than mtx in pregnancy.) be sure to discuss these concerns with your physician. ...Read more

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Iam pregnant at 8 weeks, recently discovered hyperthyroidism tsh=0.01 with palpitations. Is it safe to take antithyroid drugs? Is it necessary?

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

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Can I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for graves?

Can I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for graves?

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

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Could I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for graves' disease?

Could I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for graves' disease?

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

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My tsh= 8.6 ft4= 0.2 but antithyroid ab and antithyroglobuline is normal! What is wrong with my thyroid?

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

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I'm taking antithyroid, can I take antibiotic when I get infection?

I'm taking antithyroid, can I take antibiotic when I get infection?

Yes: Most of the antibiotics are safe to take along with the thyroid medicine, provided you are not allergic to that particular antibiotic. ...Read more

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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?

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: TPO antibodies indicate that your immune system is producing AB against your Thyroid.
Look up Leaky Gut and address it by diet, (no gluten or dairy) supplementation, and life style changes.
Once resolved you AB will get to normal levels. ...Read more

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Are there particular foods or medications I should avoid while I'm taking alavert?

Are there particular foods or medications I should avoid while I'm taking alavert?

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

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Other than medication, are there foods or remedies that help alleviate anxiety (what should I avoid)?

Other than medication, are there foods or remedies that help alleviate anxiety (what should I avoid)?

Anxiety: No foods but

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Do chapt 9, 14 day test and see. Can't hurt and may help. ...Read more

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I have urolithiasis. What are the food and drugs that I should avoid?

I have urolithiasis. What are the food and drugs that I should avoid?

Depends on kind: The stone kind makes a difference. However, as a rule of thumb you need more fluid intake especially lemonade/ limeade. Avoid calcium supplements and heavy dairy products and heavy animal protein. ...Read more

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What foods and products should be avoided by someone who is allergic to sulfa drugs?

What foods and products should be avoided by someone who is allergic to sulfa drugs?

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

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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?

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?

No easy answer: Beyond try to stick with it, in regards to avoiding what you are allergic too. Otherwise, consider trying to simplify your diet and avoid too much processed foods and grains. ...Read more

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What foods and drugs should be avoided if the baby is g6pd deficient?

What foods and drugs should be avoided if the baby is g6pd deficient?

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

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What are the foods and drugs that should be avoided if a baby is g6pd deficient?

What are the foods and drugs that should be avoided if a baby is g6pd deficient?

CONGENITAL ANEMIA: G6pd deficiency, avoid sulfa antibiotic, antimalarial drugs, salicylates, nitrofurantin, nalidixic acid, vitamin k, phenacetin and avoid fava beans. ...Read more

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Pls mention drugs that will worst hemorrhoids & foods to be avoided when one having hemorrhoids????

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

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What are the causes and medication for a small bump in the floor of the tongue? And what food and things to avoid?

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

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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.

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

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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!

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

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Are there any medications or foods etc I should avoid being hyperthyroid? Am awaiting specialist appointment. Dr started me on propanolol.

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

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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!

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!

Avoid excess iodine: The only dietary restriction with Graves disease is to avoid excess iodine in your diet, such as kelp, seaweed. Also try to avoid having a radiologic study that requires IV contrast that contains iodine. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?

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

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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?

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

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Can you please define diabetes and why do you need to avoid so many things and food?

Can you please define diabetes and why do you need to avoid so many things and food?

DM = ↑ed Blood Sugar: Since dm is? Ed blood sugar, eating sugar &/or rapidly digested carbohydrates drives dm & obesity. Also body fat cells bind insulin+amylin (manyotherhormones), thus? Ed body fat greatly? Es incidence & severity of dm. Alternatively, building muscle strength, mass & endurance tends to calm dm. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, taubes, attia, lustig, hba1c, victoza (liraglutide). ...Read more

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What food do you need to avoid if you have a hyperthyroidism?

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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What food to avoid on parazite cleanse?

What food to avoid on parazite cleanse?

None: Eat a nutritious and healthy diet if you choose to do this non-FDA tested or approved program. Or consider going to the doctor to see if you actually need to be treated for a parasite. ...Read more