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Which Is Better For Thyroid Eltroxin And Thyronorm
Im taking synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and also taking a liquid iodine supplement. Is this ok? what is more effective? will my thyroid get better?
Get Iodine Level: There are still areas in Brazil with iodine deficiency. If you are iodine deficient and have an enlarging thyroid (goiter) and an underactive thyroid the iodine will likely be helpful and your Synthroid (thyroxine) dose may go down (do not take them at the same time). If you are not iodine deficient depending on the thyroid problem, iodine may actually worsen thyroid function. Get your iodine level checked. ...Read more
Synthroid (thyroxine): Synthroid or some form of levothyroxine is most commonly used. If you are taking it and are concerned that it is not working properly after several months you can ask your doctor to check T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) but usually with an adequate dose of T4 the body synthesizes plenty of T3 (liothyronine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After radioiodine ablation in 2008, and now on Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism, is it correct to assume that my thyroid is completely non-functioning?
It's not "dead": There is still thyroid tissue present, and it may or may not be able to be palpated. The thyroid doesn't just vanish because of radioiodine. ...Read more
Absolutely: It is essential for thyroid hormone to be replaced if an infant is low in hormone. There is sooooooooooo much that is going on with regard to growth and development in those early months that is affected by thyroid hormone. Lack of the hormone can lead to very poor growth and feeding, developmental problems and long term intellectual problems. Give her the best long term outcome and give her med. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been taking .05 MG levothyroxine for a year now to treat an enlarged thyroid. Dr.recommended switching to tirosint. What is the difference?
Brand vs Generic: Are you seeing an endocrinologist? The diff between levothyroxine (LT4) & Tirosint is the name. LT4 is the chemical name of the main thyroid hormone. Tirosint is a brand of Lt4. If poss people should stay on the same brand of LT4. There is a bigger question. Why are you on it? For thyroid dz I agree. For an enlarged thyroid some get some dec in thyroid size with LT4, but risks outweigh benefits. ...Read more
Yes : There are acth and TSH but if your adrenal and thyroid is missing or not working, then these two hormones will do nothing to help you. ...Read more
Am i a non responder to thyroid hormones? I take 100mcg of levothyroxine and 50mcg of cytomel (liothyronine) (t3) daily. My TSH is 8.53 and freet4 is low @ .55
Probably not: What was your TSH before you started on treatment? If it was 100 before you are doing much better. We usually use just levothyroxine to treat low thyroid hormone levels and not t3 (liothyronine) but t3 (liothyronine) treatment could be causing your free T4 to be too low. Poor absorption of thyroid from the gut is rare but do not take it with soy-containing food. Stopping t3 (liothyronine) and increasing leveothyroxine to 125 might help. ...Read more
What is best alternative to Armour Thyroid to treat both T3 (liothyronine) and t4? I received RA twice in past for graves disease, so am now very hypothyroid.
Armour Thyroid: Usually patients are converted to T4 (synthroid, levothroid, etc) because even though you are taking levothyroxine which is t4, some of that is converted to T3 (liothyronine) in the body. It's is best to check with your endocrinologist to determine the best thyroid replacement for you. ...Read more
Since the TSH is: on the upper range of normal your levothyroxine dosage is theoretically OK HOWEVER the dosage of thyroid replacement therapy is based not only on blood testing but is a CLINICAL decision best made by your Health Care Provider!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear question: Your question is unclear. By anti thyroid, do you mean anti-tpo antibodies, which indicates hashimotos thyroiditis? In general, levothyroxine should be given if your ft4 is low, and/or TSH is high. 25 mcg is a very low dose, but the correct dose varies from person to person. You may wish to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
If my TSH and T4 are high and free thyroxine is normal...but T3 (liothyronine) uptake is low, should I take synthroid my dr prescribed?
Hypothyroidism: Treatment is thyroid extract, thyroxine, synthroid, etc. Dosage adjusted by measurements of TSH and T4 to make the patient normal/ euthyroid on orescribed medication. Work with insurance, pharmacist and your factor for best value! old time drugs, inexpensive are available. ...Read more
Is it normal for the thyroid to be swollen if you are hypothyroid? Been on Synthroid (thyroxine) six months, symptoms diminishing. Tsh is 1
Size doesn't matter: The size of the thyroid has nothing to do with function. People who are hypothyroid can have a small, normal, or enlarged thyroid. Taking synthroid (thyroxine) may decrease the size of your thyroid, but not always. Your TSH is normal, so your dose of synthroid (thyroxine) is correct. ...Read more
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