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Is it safe to take fertility drugs when you have graves disease (I take 10 mg of methimazole once daily)?

Consult your doctor. There are risks and benefits to taking medication when you're pregnant. There are also risks to untreated thyroid disease. Your doctor may want to consult an endocrinologist for help deciding whether to switch medications and how often to test your thyroid during your pregnancy. This is something you need to be comfortable discussing with your obstetrician. Read more...
Yes. Yes the medicines are safe. Your thyroid tests need to be monitored to make sure they are stable over time. A rise in your hormones can alter your thyroid hormones but this is easily monitored. Read more...

I have graves disease which is under control. Tapazole (methimazole) 10 mg. Daily. Does seasonal flu have serious effects on graves patients? Thanks

Flu. Your Grave's should be under control and not affected by flu. That said, you should see your doctor about your flu and also get labs to confirm that your thyroid is under control. Read more...

I am on methimazole 10mg/daily for Graves' disease. I was told by dr. I can take garcina Cambogia as I am not having luck losing weight. Is this ok?

Not a problem. This product will not interfere with the action of the methimazole. On the other hand, there is no scientific evidence that garcinia will have any effect on your weight. Discuss weight loss with the doctor who prescribed the methimazole. Read more...

Is nicotine replacement (e-cigs) ok to keep from smoking with graves' disease? Being treated w/ 10mg methimazole daily.

Nicotine and Graves' Nicotine in any form increases your risk of developing graves orbitopathy, which can cause (in increasing severity), dryness, redness, swollen eyelids, eyelid retraction, double vision, proptosis (bulging eyes), and loss of vision. This result from autoimmune cross reaction between some thyroid cells and cells in the orbit. Read more...

I was diagnosis with graves disease and started methimazole 5mg 3x a day. I don't want to wait til remission of the disease with meds. Opt for rai/surgery?

Heed MD advise. Taking ultimate treatment without the disease being controlled can have its complications: to the heart or to the brain or other organs. The ultimate treatments also have their own complications and side effects. Your doctor should tell them to you especially rai. Discuss with md well so you'll be well-informed and you'll be more at ease with the treatment, oh that is 5mcg. Read more...