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Just statrted thyroxine levels were 7.71 made me feel like a zombie also taking citalopram would thid affect it?

No it. Would not. The thyroid replacement will take up to six weeks before it reaches a stable level. Make sure you're on brand name replacement as the generics are unreliable. I'm assuming the lab test you mentioned is a tsh, which should return to normal w/replacement. Read more...

61yr f, going to lhasa, have controlled hbp, take citalopram, synthroid (thyroxine). Concerned about altitude sickness what precautions and prep advised thx?

Supplements,Diamox (acetazolamide) & The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to ascend slowly, letting your body adjust, but this may not be possible. You can ask your doc to prescribe diamox, (acetazolamide) but Ibuprofen may also help preventively: http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/03/20/ibuprofen-can-prevent-altitude-sickness/ taking the herbs rhodiola, ashwagandha & cordyceps for 2 weeks before can help too, as can other supps- see comment:. Read more...
Altitude . Talk to your doc, going to altitude in stages helps. We sometimes give carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and send some decade on in case of headeache. Read more...
Altitude sickness. Acute mountain sickness affects most sojourners at elevations above 10, 000 feet. Symptoms are usually worse on the second or third day after arrival. Gradual ascent, spending one to three days at an intermediate altitude, and the use of acetazolamide (diamox) will prevent or ameliorate symptoms in most instances. More serious is retinal hemorrhage, systemic edema and pulmonary htn. Hultgren 1979. Read more...