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Dr. Barbara Hummel Dr. Hummel
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse.

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore Dr. Gilmore
Urgent Care
22 years in practice
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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept.

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Can steroids kick in a thyroid in to let me gain wait I have tried everything

Can steroids kick in a thyroid in to let me gain wait I have tried everything

No: Steroid treatment is not appropriate for the purpose of weight gain. You should consider seeing your doctor to ensure you're healthy and then also a nutritionist.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I am loosing patches of hair from my eyebrows. Tried all steroid creams but no change. My thyroid levels are ok.

A dermatologist: Can evaluate you for causes of hair loss. Then a treatment plan can be individualized for you. Take care.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Can steroids shrink swollen thyroid nodules?

Can steroids shrink swollen thyroid nodules?

No it can not: No it will not shrink the swollen thyroid nodule.

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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6-12 epidural inj/yr fr 4-5 yrs. 2010 steroid symptoms began, per endodr stopd inj. Acthstim tst ok. 2012 symptoms wrse, lowacth&cortsol. Delayd resp 2stim tst. Now symptoms worse. Thyroid ok. Devlpng adrenl insuff?

Adrenal insuffic: After steroid use, a sluggish adrenal response to acth is common, and can last quite a while. Your acth stim was normal at one point, now is delayed? Your situation is complex. If the steroids are the cause of your problems/symptoms, then you don't want to go on steroids inappropriately. Best stick with the advice of your endocrinologist and other docs.

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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels. I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids. Thyroids good. Like to know why this.

Avoid diet pills: Who knows what's in the diet pills, but it's nothing that can help you and may harm you. If you're overweight, you don't have low cortisol levels, as low cortisol leads to weight loss. Check w/your doctor and get off the diet pills.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are first signs of addisons crisis? Have not had thyroid or steroid meds for addisons & no thyroid for a week. Body aches & head ache normal?

What are first signs of addisons crisis? Have not had thyroid or steroid meds for addisons & no thyroid for a week. Body aches & head ache normal?

You'd know: You're a responsible adult. You say you have Addison's, but you're not being treated. This is life-and-death, not "pop" medicine or something to self-diagnose because of something you read on the internet. You owe it to yourself, and to those who love you, to get an ACTH stimulation test or some other reliable method of diagnosing Addison's, then IF you have it, to be an informed, proactive person

Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Hi. I have small patches of bald spots in my beard area. I have received steroid injection in these places and my thyroid test are ok. Please advice.

Hi. I have small patches of bald spots in my beard area. I have received steroid injection in these places and my thyroid test are ok. Please advice.

Alopecia areata: Localized alopecia areata does respond well to kenalog (triamcinolone) injections into the areas of hair loss. These are usually done once a month until all the hair regrows. Thyroid antibodies and parietal cell antibodies need to be in addition to thyroid functions. This is done not because thyroid issues cause alopecia areata, but because they can occur together and we don't want to miss thyroid problems.

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid.

Dr. Barbara Hummel Dr. Hummel
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid.

Dr. Robert Wallach Dr. Wallach
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
17 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Neck n shoulder pain 2 years. Did steroid jab C5/6/7 4 days ago. No improvement. Jab failed?

Maybe, maybe not: Steroid injections can take up to 7-10 days to start working, so be patient. I've seen patients where the injection told 2 weeks to work. If you get no relief, whatever they injected is probably not causing your pain so your docs will need to look for another cause.

Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Neck n shoulder pain 2 years. Did steroid jab C5/6/7 7 days ago. No improvement. More pain now. Jab failed?

Neck n shoulder pain 2 years. Did steroid jab C5/6/7 7 days ago. No improvement. More pain now. Jab failed?

Possibly or it was -: Given at the wrong site. Or the cause of the pain may not be the site where the "Jab" was given. See your Doc again and let him know and ask him about it, as he might be having a "Plan B" for you. Good luck.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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once a month for a week I get inflammation in neck, low back. Balance is off, heaviness feeling ect. Post menapause like I am on steroids why?

once a month for a week I get inflammation in neck, low back. Balance is off, heaviness feeling ect. Post menapause like I am on steroids why?

Symptoms: There are many conditions that could be related to your symptoms. Make an appointment to see your doctor.

Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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I have heard of epidural steroid injections for back and neck pain, what is that?

Pain shots: An epidural steroid injection in the neck or back allows for administration of steroids (anti inflammatory) into an area near irritated nerve roots and/or bulging disks.

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How bad is an epidural steroid injection in my neck going to hurt?

How bad is an epidural steroid injection in my neck going to hurt?

Not much: The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin. After that the needle typically feels like pressure. However as the needle enters the spinal canal or around the nerve root there can be some pain that is transient. Complications can be bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis, but these are extremely rare.

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Dr. Richard Pollard Dr. Pollard
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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If epidural steroid injections do not work to relieve neck pain, what would be the next step?

If epidural steroid injections do not work to relieve neck pain, what would be the next step?

Consult Pain Doctor: Many options are available for both surgical and non- surgical management of neck pain. Talk to your pain doctor and see if together you can work out a treatment plan for you. The surgical option is another option that can be explored with a neurosurgeon.

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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Fatty/boney hump at center base of neck top of spine. Could it be from bad posture? No symptoms of cushings, never been on steroid meds.

Fatty/boney hump at center base of neck top of spine. Could it be from bad posture? No symptoms of cushings, never been on steroid meds.

Genetics, some just-: -have this normally. Not much 2 do. Dieting & exercise may help some but U can't target any special area & it will still B prominent.

Dr. Gregg Albers
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