Thyroid

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Thyroid Overview

The thyroid gland, or simply the thyroid, is an endocrine gland in the neck, consisting of two lobes connected by an isthmus. It is found at the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple. The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones, which primarily influence the metabolic rate and protein synthesis. The hormones also have many other effects including those on development. The thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are created from iodine and tyrosine. The thyroid also produ...

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Thyronorm 50 mcg is for hyperthyroidism?

I have hyperthyroidism and I had 3 bottles of thyronorm 50 mcg prescribed by my doctor. I have gained 7kg in 1year. Now my weight is 57kg. Before that I had 50 kg weight for 5 years constantly. Thyronorm 50 mcg is for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism? ## It can actually be used to treat both and weight gain is a normal symptom of these medical conditions, according to the NIH. The medication side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and hair loss. Are you on any other medications? Is this your only diagnosed medical condition? ## i am suffering from hypothyroidism , due to which i have gained 10 kgs my TSH level is 50.10 , So the doctor has prescribed thyronorm 50mgc will this help me in losing weight , and bring the TSH level normal . my ...

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overdose of thyronorm

Ths was .512 after delivery with 75mg thyronorm. Later started taking 75 and 100 alternative days. Aft 20days kind of rashes and iching was seen on my skin. Is this because of over dosage. If so wat is my dosage now ## I have hypothyroidism since 2012 I'm taking thyronorm tab 50mg daily any problem will come in future

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Levothyroxine side effects

I was recently diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. I have been taking levothyroxine for almost two weeks. For the last four or five days I have had a weird feeling. It is hard to explain. I don't really feel dizzy but I get a strange feeling in my head. I guess you would describe it as a head rush. Has anyone else had this feeling and will it go away as my body adjusts to the levothyroxine? ## yes i would get that every morning after i took my pills and drank coffee. I think its inmortant to eat a little over an hour after to avoid the dizziness. It does go away though. ## Levothyroxine Info and Side effects Click Here ## my pharmactist changed my thyroid pills because my insurance doesn't cover my other ones. I am cold all the time again and i am dizzy. I came home from work...

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drop in TSH

Hi my tsh was 5.83 about 2 months ago. I was prescribed eltroxin 50 mg and ebexid tablets that has 25 mg of thyroid. Now after 2 months my TSH has dropped to 0.76. Is it a normal drop? Can the high TSH tested earlier could be because of some reason other than thyroid? Pls help. ## My TSH was 5.83 and I was prescribed electroxin 75. I have finished the 3 month course. What shall I do. Ihave not met the doctor again and not taking any medicine.

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Methimazole or Propylthiouracil for hyperthyroidism

Which pill is better for hyperthyroidism, methimazole or propylthiouracil? One is a 10mg and the other is 50mg, so which one is the best to take? ## Which medication has your doctor recommended for you? It really depends on what type of thyroid condition is being treated. The FDA lists typical side effects of them both as possibly including nausea, dizziness, weight changes, hair loss, and mood changes. Are you on any other medications?

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Carbimazole and Levothroxine

Hi there. Why has my doctor prescribed both Carbimazole and Levothroxine to be taken on the same day? ## How were your thyroid levels? Sometimes, multiple medications might be prescribed to help lower levels as fast, and as safely as possibly. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, mood changes, and hair loss.

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Synthroid sweet taste

Idk where to start and after taking my morning synthroid 0.075mcg it's so sweet. I get my prescription filled via mail-order at OptumRX. I have been using them for a year and a half since I changed insurance. This is when I started noticing the sweet taste. I'm thinking they are sugar pills or placebos. My weight just keeps slowing going up up up! And I CAN'T get it off. I am Diabetic with HBP and I have tried to get my dr to increase my synthroid but she won't. So this morning (which I know was wrong) I ended up taking a total of 4. I'm telling you it's some form of sugar! I see this same question over and over but it's like the question is NOT properly answered! What's going on with our meds? The pharmaceutical companies already make a killing on prices...

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Thyronorm dosage vs TSH Level

Is a 100 mcg thyronorm dosage fine with a thyroid level of 4.626? ## My present TSH level is 9.12. I am taking tyronorm tablet 75mcg daily. What should be my appropriate dose of medicine? ## Actually my tsh level is 7.02 in may, where the range is 0.30-5.5 and iam advised to take 75mg thyronorm. Now the value is 5.8. Now what dose I have to take ## Hi am having a tsh value of 35.98,how much my dose would be,previously I used 50mcg nw shud I increase my dose? ## Hi I am 32 year old lady TSH is 9.02 weight is 72 kg. With hight 5 ft. I am taking Thyronorm 100 Mcg from 4 days. Is it enough or more. Please advise me.. ## My tsh is 0.30-5.5. I am taking 50 mg thyronorm during pregnancy. Is it suitable for me? ## SIR I M 26 YEAR OLD MY TSH LEVEL IS 6.84 RECENTLY I TAKE 25 MG TAB ,CAN I TAKE CO...

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Swelling in legs and feet levothyroxine

I just started taking Levothyroxine 2 wks ago my legs and feet are swollen so bad by nite I can barley walk. They go down a little at nite but swell back. I am taking 25mcg and I am afraid to continue taking this med. Has any one else had this problem? ## Have you contacted your doctor? It sounds like you might be having a bad reaction to this medication and it may not be the right one for you, or may be too high of a dosage. Generally, the symptoms of a dosage being too high will start to manifest 6 days or so, after you start taking it and this type of fluid retention can be one of them and there is a chance that it could lead to congestive heart failure, if that's what's causing it and it isn't rectified. You should really contact your doctor immediately. ## I am on medic...

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Hoarseness Side Effects?

I was diagnoised with hypothyroidism last December and was put on Levothyroxine (75mcg). Overall I have been feeling better and have more energy. But unlike most other people with underactive thyroids I was not overweight and since going on Levothyroxine have lost 10 pounds and am continuing to lose weight. I also have developed hoarseness which gets worse as the day goes on. Question-the weight loss is a common side effect of the medication-but has anyone heard of hoarseness? My thyroid levels were tested a few weeks ago and are now normal. ## Yes, I have noticed sore throat and hoarseness also on generic levothyroxine 75mcg. I finally tried not taking it for a couple of days and the sore throat and hoarseness went away. Started taking it again and voila, the sore throat and hoarseness...

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