Thyroxine

Thyroxine is a drug that is prescribed for patients with hypothyroidism as a hormone replacement for underactive thyroid. Normal levels are essential for the energy uptake and proper functioning of almost all the organs of the body.

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Is laparoscopy needed for retention cyst in the ovary?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old woman weighing 56 kg and 5 feet tall. We are trying for a baby for more than a year. Recently I underwent treatment and have completed two cycles of Clomid with no positive outcome. I had another unsuccessful try at IUI along with Clomid. From the last couple of m...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. After going through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) carefully, I feel it is better to undergo a laparoscopy because of the cyst size. Any ovarian cyst of more than 3 cm needs a surgical intervention. Laparoscopy will also increase th...  Read Full »

TSH is very high in a CMV IgG positive patient. Can she become pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,We are trying for pregnancy. My wife recently got some tests done namely a TORCH profile with the primary sample being serum through the ECLIA method. The toxoplasma IgG was 500.0 positive IU/mL and rubella IgM was 0.20 with negative COI. With the ELISA method, there is HSV I and II IgG...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife is immune to rubella and CMV (cytomegalovirus). If you just want to be sure about the recent infection get an avidity testing for CMV and rubella infection. Your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is very high. You need to see an endocrinologist or physi...  Read Full »

What is the required dose of thyroxine tablet for my mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My 48 year old mother is suffering from hypothyroidism from the last three years. The first test for thyroid was TSH, and the result was 15.18. The doctor started Thyroxin tablets of 50 mcg two tablets per day. After that, many times the tests have been done and the dose was increased....  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what you have mentioned, it appears that your mother is overcorrected for hypothyroidosm. I suggest that you decrease the dose of thyroxine from five tablets a...  Read Full »

Am I safe to exercise with premature ventricular contractions and bigeminy conditions but no structure heart problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PVC and bigeminy. I have had tests done and I do not have structural heart problems. Are alcohol and exercise harmful in case of PVC and bigeminy? Also, is it absolutely safe to exercise, if I have PVC and bigeminy during exercise and afterward as well? I take Thyroxin, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Exercise is safe as you do not have any structural heart disease. Just keep observing if PVC (premature ventricular contractions) increases after exercise. Alcohol tends to increase PVC and bigeminy. So, you will need to avoid it. Also, smoking, drug abuse, and caffei...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the change of hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 year old male. I had a hyperthyroid since the last five years and was taking Carbimazole 5 mg thrice a day for the last two and a half years. Then, last month, I got my complete physical test done, and I got to know that my hyperthyroid had shifted to hypothyroid. So, the do...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your thyroid dysfunction and saw your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you were diagnosed with hyperthyroidism initially and were treated accordingly. The problem occurred when you had a sl...  Read Full »

I feel uncomfortable while taking thyroid medication and BP tablets together. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am undergoing blood pressure treatment, and I also have thyroid problems. When I take the blood pressure tablet alone, I feel comfortable and relaxed. But when I take thyroid medication and blood pressure tablets, I have pain in my chest and left hand. Should I stop thyroid medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your thyroid gland is working less; that is why you are on Thyroxin tablets. For hypertension, you are taking tablet Telmisartan. I suggest taking both tablets as both works for their indications. I suggest consulting an endocrinologist for a workup of hypothyroidism an...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my sister getting her menstrual periods every 15 days?

Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my sister. She is 33 years old. She is a mother of 6 year old twins. Two months ago, she was diagnosed with thyroiditis. From the last month, she gets her periods, once every 15 days. Kindly tell me the probable reason and the course of action to be taken.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister has subclinical hypothyroidism. Start her on tablet Eltroxin (Thyroxine) 50 mcg, once daily, to be taken early in the morning on an empty stomach. Get the TSH levels repeated after three months. Thyroid abnormalities may be one of the reason for menstrual i...  Read Full »

How long can I take HRT, and will it cause any trouble when taken for a long time?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just received my blood results of thyroid and hormone blood test, and I require your help, please. I am 54 years old woman, who is 5.6 feet tall and weigh 13.10 stone. I have suffered from ill health for many years and cannot remember the last time I felt well. I had a complete...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry you have had to go through a lot. I really appreciate your writing all your problems in such a detailed way, which makes me easy to understand all your symptoms fully. Most importantly it is high time you stop your hormone replacement therapy. HRT should not...  Read Full »

What is the actual Thyroxine dosage for Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-years-old female, unmarried, and my weight is 45 kilograms. I am under medication for Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism for more than twenty years. I was taking tablet Eltroxin 100 mcg and discontinued the medicine because of frustration before two months. My TSH is 21...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I recommend you start at 100 mcg of Thyroxine. You should take medicine regularly without missing even a single dose on an empty stomach, that is one hour before any food, tea or coffee, or other medication. Your dose can be even less unless you have an abs...  Read Full »

Do I need to continue the prescribed medicines after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage 15 days back, my TSH is 4.19, hemoglobin is 12.1 g/dL, height is 5 feet, weight is 68 kg, and blood sugar is 54 and 116 mg/dL. Now my doctor has prescribed me with a lot of medicines like Thyroxine, Glyciphage, Aldactone 100, Terbinafine 250, etc. I have some itching i...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. All is not over, as your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seem normal to me. Continue the thyroid medication. Your ideal weight for your height would be 50 kg. So, try to reduce weight using diet and exerc...  Read Full »

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