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Thyroid Overview

The thyroid, or thyroid gland, is an endocrine gland in vertebrates. In humans, it is in the neck and consists of two connected lobes. The lower two thirds of the lobes are connected by a thin band of tissue called the isthmus (pl.: isthmi). The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck below the Adam's apple. Microscopically, the functional unit of the thyroid gland is the spherical thyroid follicle, lined with follicular cells (thyrocytes), and occasional parafollicular ...

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Round White Pill Marked Tc One Side C The Other

Please identify small white round pill marked TC on one side and C on the other. Thank you ## Hello, I believe I have identified your pill as Levothyroxine sodium (100 mcg). From what I can gather, this specific pill is manufactured in the UK... Levothyroxine is typically used to treat hypothyroidism. It may also be used to treat goiter via its ability to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), a hormone that is considered goiter-inducing. Adverse effects: Dosing must be carefully controlled to achieve TSH levels within the normal reference range. Long-term suppression of TSH values below normal values will frequently cause cardiac side-effects and contribute to decreases in bone mineral density (high TSH levels are also well known to contribute to osteoporosis). Patients prescribed to...

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Siltussin Drug Information & Side Effects

I have been taking Siltussin for 1 week now. My doctor wasn't in so the other doctor who was on call at the time, gave me Siltussin to take for a head cold because I have a thyroid condition. Please advise whether Siltussin can cause flu-like symptoms? ## Siltussin is listed as containing the active ingredient Guaifenesin, it is most commonly used to help alleviate congestion from colds, and allergies. The FDA does warn that it can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headache, as side effects, so some issues may seem similar to having a flu, if you experience them. Ref: Siltussin Information However, it is also possible that you've caught the flu. What types of symptoms are you experiencing?

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Red eye problem

I stopped taking levothyroxine a few weeks ago and have started having red blood shot eyes that do not respond to eye drops of any kind. Allergy, dry eyes , etc. Can stopping levothyroxine cause red , watery eyes and if I restart taking it will the symptoms of the red eyes disappear? If so, how long will it take? ## Why did you stop taking it? Did your doctor instruct you to stop taking it? Levothyroxine is used to treat thyroid disorders, and if you have an issue with your thyroid that requires the taking of it, you are likely to require it for the rest of your life. Ref: Levothyroxine Information As to the red eyes, there is a chance it's from Thyroid Eye Disease, though it usually also involves ocular swelling, and generally accompanies Graves' Disease. What Thyroid condition...

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Round Yellow Pill E 76

What is a round yellow pill marked "E 76"? ## This tablet contains 35mgs of Phendimetrazine (NDC 00185-4057 ). Inactive Ingredients: - Starch, Corn - Fd&c Yellow No. 5 - Lactose Monohydrate - Povidone - Silicon Dioxide - Stearic Acid - Sucrose Ref: DailyMed K. Lam, are there no labels on your prescriptions? Jecina, what has your doctor advised? ## I have a pill that fits your description. Do you know what it is? I am on a diet recommended by a doctor whom I am unsure about. He has given me this and other pills. They seem to be working well, but he never seems to tell me what they are. Can you help? ## I have been taking Armour thyroid pills, 120mgs a day, but they have become unavailable as of last month. Now I need to know what other thyroid drugs have both the T3 and T...

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where can you get tirosint

I have hypothyroid. I have a food intolerence to dyes, fillers and Additives. I found information on Tirosint. It appears to be the least amount of additives. Where can you get it? ## You might want to contact an international firm such as - they are located in Switzerland and appear to be run by a credible staff. ## You'd have to ask your doctor to prescribe it as brand medically necessary. Tirosint contains Levothyroxine, and may cause side effects, such as mood changes, weight changes, and hair loss. Ref: Tirosint Information Is there anything else I can help with?

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Synthroid and Levothyroxine tablets taste just like SUGAR!

I took levothyroxine tablets for over 2 years then stopped. Why did I stop? Because they did absolutely nothing for me -- I kept gaining weight and continued to have all the same symptoms I had prior to taking them. BUT, the most important reason I stopped taking them was because I chewed a tablet (out of mere curiosity) and it tasted just like SUGAR! Oh so sweet. why do they make a tablet taste like sugar when the instructions are to swallow it whole and NOT suck or chew it? (because they don't want you to discover it tastes like sugar). I believe that Levothyroxine and Synthroid (& most likely all other medication like these) are just SUGAR and that we are all being greatly DECEIVED. I recently went to my GP and she urged me to go back on Levothyroxine for my underac...

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muscle pains in arms

Does anyone taking synthroid know anything about muscle pains. i have been on synthroid for 30 years and recently i am experiencing very bad pains in my arms and I am wondering if it is related to the medicine ## Are you on cholesterol drugs...this sounds more like a side effect of the statin drugs to lower cholesterol. I have been taking synthroid for 10 years and have not had this symptom. ## I also have been on levothyroxine sssynthroid for a long period and also suffer sever arm pains in both arms ## I have also been on simvastatin fo a long time now and went off it do to kidney problems thats what iwas told by the dr. ## Are you on any other medications? When is the last time your levels were checked? The FDA does list muscle cramping, and weakness as being among the possible side ...

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Does levothyroxine cause acne

I have been taking 25mcg for about 6 weeks and feel much better, no weight loss, but no gain. I have developed acne on my chin and around the right side of my this a side effect? Anyone else had this happen? ## ive been taking a 25mcg for a week now and am worried that i will develop acne. do many people get this ? ## I have been taking the same dosage as you for about 2 months and have had really bad breakouts EVERYWHERE that I didn't used to get. I now get them on my back, face, shoulders and neck. It's pretty gross and I've never had this problem before but I think it does have something to do with Levothyroxine. ## Hi, I am on thyroxine 4 weeks now and also have gotten acne on my chin and around the mouth. I am now 47 and have not had this problem since I was ...

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Levothyroxine and dizziness

I've been taking Levothyroxine 25mg for almost four months, first three months was fine, now seem to be having dizzy spells alot. (every day) also feeling bloated. Has anyone experienced this after 3 months of taking them? Another thing a couple of months ago my period was 13 days late!! its always been irregular but not normally that late. We are trying for a baby so i'm wondering if it could be pregnancy symtoms also. ## Hi. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I just wanted to reply because you aren't alone! I started at 75mcg, then 88, then 100. I experienced a dizzy spell followed by tremors in both hands and legs and was rushed to the ER. They thought I was having a stroke. Gave me an MRI/MRA, heart ultrasound, EKG and found everything to be normal. They did find my th...

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what is bilocor used for

How to cure kidney failure without dialysis ## I had a rapid heart beat and doc put me on 5mg bilocar, sorted out, I started gettn flu symptoms and chest infections to a point where I was sick wid flu, nasal drip, sinus infections every month, it was very bad until I saw another doc and he droppd the dose to 2,5mg, I neva got sick for the past 6months now and not gaining weight, yes I can make you gain weight, have ur thyroid checked, if u got hypothyroidism ul put on weight as well...hope it helps ## Bilocor contains the active ingredients Bisoprolol, it is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and some other cardiac diseases. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Ref: Bisoprolol Inform...

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