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Date : 16-Jan-2015
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:Hello XXXX
User:I had put up a query in the morning regarding my bad throat n TSH but didn't receive the expected response
User:so hoping if you could clear my thoughts
User:since 10 days I was having a bad cold
User:but never took medication
User:since yest got a bad throat
User:had Laz 500 yest morning n evening each
User:but I don't think its having any effect
User:only the hot salt water is having some effect
User:but its a temporary kind
User:can u let me know on wat I shud take
Doctor:Is Laz 500mg Azithromycin, right?
Doctor:Do you have cough?
Doctor:Still Do you have cold?
Doctor:For cold have you taken any meidcations?
User:no medications yet
User:no cough
Doctor:Any other medications have you tried?
User:no running nose but I can sense cold
Doctor:Have you noticed any redness or swelling in throat?
User:no swelling or redness
Doctor:I suggest cetrizine 5 mg once a day before bed for 3 days
Doctor:Nasoclear nasal saline drops , instill drops in each nostril as many as times in a day
Doctor:Steam inhalation twice a day
Doctor:Betadine gargles twice a day
Doctor:you will get it at local pharmacy
Doctor:Continue Laz 500 mg once a day
Doctor:for to day and tomorrow
Doctor:Do you have any gatric problems?
User:u mean gastric issues...........not as of now
Doctor:Like acidity
Doctor:Drink warm water
Doctor:avoid spicy food
User:hmmm sure
Doctor:Avoid cold food
Doctor:And what about your TSH?
User:actually last week I had a master check done
User:my TSH level is 6.45
User:so wanted to know if my bad throat is due to this
User:if yes then wat do I do to rectify this
User:is this a permanent thing??
Doctor:Can you please upload your report?
User:am taking Thyronorm as per the consultation
Doctor:I would like to know about your t3 and t4 levels
User:ok...2 mins
User:T3 is 128
User:T4 is 7.89
User:and am gaining weight n not losing weight even though I diet
Doctor:It seems your Tsh level is still high
User:will only taking thyronorm for 3 months will clear TSH
Doctor:Are you doing physical exercises along with maintaining diet?
User:not much as I have 2 year kid... so get absorbed in taking his care
Doctor:What is dosage of thyronorm currently you are taking?
Doctor:I suggest you do 20-30 mins brisk walk daily at least 5 days in weel
Doctor:Physical exercises utmost important to reduce weight and to lower tsh levels
Doctor:Repeat the test after 2 months if it is still high then dosage of medications should be changed
User:but will this be cured?
User:am so afraid to have this
Doctor:Mostly you need to take medication for long time
Doctor:Hence I suggest strictly follow diet and do physical exercises
User:hmm sure
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:thanks a ton:)
User:well all cleared:)
Doctor:You are welcome
User:Have a nice day!
Doctor:I wish you a happy new year
User:same to you too:)
Doctor:I wish a good health
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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