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Will Steroid Medication Affect Your Thyroid Medication
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. ...Read more
I am loosing patches of hair from my eyebrows. Tried all steroid creams but no change. My thyroid levels are ok.
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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.
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