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Hyperthyroidism, taking thyromine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello yes i just finished doing a full phsyical
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i have hi Thyroid
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have they done any tests ?
User :   i see there this pill called Thyromine is that good
User :   yes blood work
User :   a full phsyical
Doctor :   blood tests to be specific ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   so from what im looking up it my glance working in overdrive
User :   as i have all the symtoms of tiredness and loss of appetite
User :   weight aswell
Doctor :   can u give me the tests results of TSH HORMONE PLEASE,
Doctor :   IF U KNOW THAT
User :   i actually don't
User :   they just told me results came back everything was good but i had high thyroid and high colestrial
User :   i just want to no if i can take that pill called Thyromine as it sounds like the right treatment
Doctor :   HAS the doctor mentioned that you have high TSH levels OR low TSH levels ? IF HE has just mentioned that you have a high functioning gland, then has he recommended a thyroid scan ?
Doctor :   no please do not take THYROMINE
Doctor :   THYROMINE IS A supplement for people with low thyroid gland function, NOT for HIGH thyroid function
User :   ok
User :   what is recommended
Doctor :   first a thyroid scan or a thyroid ultrasound needs to be done,
User :   see they did this
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u know the results ?
User :   this doctor i have is new and i swear there this organized over there from all i no the results were fine but it was high
User :   my thyroid
Doctor :   if it is just a thyoid overactive gland, then medications like carbimazole can be given to reduce the thyroid activity
User :   he did not even prescribe me anything as i was suppose to go back the following day for bloodwork again as they wanted to do a 2nd test to make sure
Doctor :   if they do not respond then a radio ablation therapy can be used
User :   high thyroid would this cause all this discomforth in my neck and i have like to small pea size ball under my neck aswell sore
Doctor :   yes it will
User :   so what should i take doc
User :   as my doctor did not give anything
User :   as i am gonna find a new doctor aswell
User :   cause there no good over there
Doctor :   you should get re tested for confirmtaion
Doctor :   and then if needed, you can take carbimazole tablets
User :   and is this for high throid
Doctor :   yes it is
User :   and i can get this in any drug store
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but you might need a doctors prescriptioon for that
User :   ido you no how many time a day thats to be tooken
User :   is there anything i can buy without prescription
Doctor :   it needs to be titrated to your TSH levels and your symptoms , and the dose is 2-3 times a day
Doctor :   no , there are none to reduce thyroid functions
Doctor :   please understand this is not a childs play
Doctor :   if u take abnormal meds without supervision, u might end up in other complications
User :   ok so i should go see my doctor again and get tested and get prescribtion
Doctor :   yes , that would be the right way to approach this situation
Doctor :   and to reiterate, thyromine is a strict NO NO FOR you
Doctor :   you need meds to reduce thyroid function , not to supplement it
User :   ok thanks for letting me no that i will book appointment right away
Doctor :   I hope you have followed my advice
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   take care , that is the right approach
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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