Hydrocodone and thyroid

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I just had surgery and took hydrocodone. I am on synthroid and cytomel for my thyroid. No problems noted. Hydrocodone on the other hand is a whole new set of problems if you start taking those every day. No thanks.....I would look at a different avenue. The narcotic pain meds are too addictive physically and psychologically.
I'm also a chronic pain pateint and take 3-4 norcos daily. I was wondering if the hydrocodone will complicate the treatment for hypothyroidism? The other meds I'm on are: crestor, prevacid. Any help with this concern is appreciated. T.
does anyone have any experience with hypothyroid and taking hydrocodone?
she has quit taking the hydrocodone 6-7 weeks ago but the hives are still coming (every single day) and in different places on her body. is this an allergic reaction to the hydrocodone? and can it take this long for the hives to go away?
I have an autoimmune disease of the thyroid which makes me have extreme fatigue anyway, and with the withdrawal of the hydrocodone the fatigue is dehabilitating. I just need to know there is hope of regaining some energy. I have used the pills to give me the boost to go to work every day and give me the boost at mid-day to finish the day. I am sick of the negative cycle and always needing some chemical to lift me up. I want to be free of this.
I am a 62 year old woman. For years I have been on Hydrocodone and Lorazapam. I take high chlorestol meds, premarin, thyroid meds, beta blocker and prilosec. childrens aspirin,fish oil, calcium, multi vitamin and blood pressure meds. I take the hydrocodone for numerous problems. Neck pain from L3 & L4. Both shoulders have had surgery. One rotator cuff and the other major clean up. I was born premature and had to have over 18 surgerys on my feet. Can't stand long without great difficulty.
My doctor has done trigger point/epodurals on my back 3 times no help i cant get back surgery unless i lose 100lbs and i have some kinda thyroid thing were my doc says i have to have gastric bypass but i have to quit smoking and that i am addicted to in a bad way. by the way sorry this is every were i dint know were to start and it all just kinda came out. By the way i have type 2 diabettis,high blood pressure high cholesterol and heres the kicker I AM 23 YEARS OLD.
Could it cause bad depression? It's been almost 2 weeks since my surgery and I've been taking hydrocodone for the pain. The truth is I'm taking it when I really don't need it. I'm still in some pain but not unbearable. I'm going to the DR the 4th and I'm going to ask him for some antidepressants. The only thing is I don't have the patients to wait for it to kick in. I've tried several in the past. I told them in the hospital I was depressed and they didn't say anything.
com and some other websites accesible from google will show you that its contra-indicated for mentally ill patients and may cause impaired thinking and apparently liver and thyroid problems among other things.
They can indirectly affect your metabolism by slowing down digestion, can cause tiredness and decreased activity, and all of this can lead to a lower thyroid and metabolic rate. This is all fairly common. Many times when people quit, they notice and increase in metabolism and weight loss. I also think you tend to make healthier decisions while clean and clear headed as far as diet and exercise are concerned. Also people often replace a negative habit with a more healthy one many times.
I don't think I've ever taken tramadol. One of my problems is that I have both back pain and nerve pain. I take gabapentin for the nerve pain, which helped some, and have just been prescribed topamax. Dunno if anyone has ever taken the latter but the dose is increased gradually - I have to take it very early in the evening as there are many side effects including extreme fatigue.
My mother had thyroid cancer when she was about 35 and had surgery to have it removed. She currently takes thyroid medication. Given my prolonged symptoms, it is obviously a concern since it is hereditary. Everyone I have gone to tells me my levels are completely in the normal range, but, so were my Mom's and she has thyroid disease. She has hypothyroidism. She always says "What is normal for one person is not normal for another person.
I am searching for any information about Methadone maintenance and Thyroid Disease. I have hypothyroidism, more specifically, Hashimoto's Disease. I've had half of my Thyroid Gland removed, and am taking Synthroid. I am also on Methadone maintenance. The symptoms of thyroid disease are very similar to methadone withdrawal symptoms. I need to know if Methadone has any negative effects on people with Thyroid Disease. PLEASE HELP!!
Paul Hospital on August 20th for a thyroidectomy. They took out the whole thyroid, and there's now a 2 inch incision. This was a free operation, because I'm over my deductible for the year. They did a great job - no complications and almost no pain at this point. The right side has been sore. Today I haven't had to take a hydrocodone yet. What's cool is that the lump in my throat is gone. I can swallow normally. No word on the biopsy yet. Even if it wasn't cancerous, I'm glad it's out.
You're right, the drugs do depress your central nervous system, and they can cause your thyroid to be underactive as well. Since I've been off my stuff, I haven't had to take any levothyroxine at all.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
i see tells me that it's from my thyroid being removed and to jjust live with it because once my thyroid was taken out and on the pills for thyroid replacement that these things happen. However i cannot find any information about these things happening after thyroid surgery. So what am i left to do? Emotionally and mentally i am going insane trying to get the pain to at least be managed. Please help if you can. Thank you.
Thanks for the kind words. I am a very small framed woman and i probably have had like 60 thyroid Tests done in my life. . . . It is ALWAYS the first thing they look at. When I put out my arm for the blood draw I am always smiling inside cause I know they Will be normal. I have had soooo many tests run and on Paper I am the vision of Health. . . . so at least it does not seem to be serious which is a very good thing!!! Going to the gymn later today. . then to my Celerate Recovery Meeting.
estrogen, progesterone, LH, FSH, thyroid hormones. Sometimes a problem in their levels causes numbness and body aches. Other than this a nerve conduction study and an EMG will help locate the nerve being compressed. Nerve blocks can be tried. Pain relief patch, physiotherapy, manual traction, swimming etc should also help. Also, you can wear specially designed corsets to immobilize your spine. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
I am 36 weeks prego and I have Apollo arthritis, low thyroid, low immunesystem and back problems and I quit everything I was doing a week after I found out I was prego there is no excuse to keep doing them. I was taking alot of oxy and I quit and the withdrawals didn't hurt my little boy he is purfect and healthy. Do u really wanna see your baby go threw withdrawals there withdrawals r going to b worst then urs. So just quit not for u but for ur unborn child.
after having gone asleep) progressed to my elbows and slightly above, and to my knees and slightly above on the outer part of my thighs. The tingling was full-foot and full-hand, as well the full circumference of all four limbs to the major joint bilateral. The "progression" up my limbs took only a few days. My arms and shoulders have begun to feel weak, and I have periodic muscle twitches in tricep/calf.
The most pressing problem is pain and weakness in both hands. Sometimes they have numbness and tingling and sometimes tightness and pain. But always limited use because they become to tired when writing, holding things or just showering. In addition to that I have muscle pain all over my body and have the urge to squeeze and tighten my muscles all of the time, especially my legs, back and stomach.
Some of my hair is getting thinner but that is also a symptom of the Lupus and the thyroid. All in all dry mouth, tingling once in a while and a little thinner hair so far is worth it and absolutely no more migraines not even so much as a hint of a headache.
Oh, did I mention I ended up there b/c my hands and feet turned purple? Was sitting in a dark living room watching TV and decided to get in a hot shower to try and break up the cr@p in my chest. Well, when I got in and looked down there they were. My blue hands and feet. Finished taking my shower and then had my dh drive me the hour to the ER. Had to take our little boy with us b/s no one was around to take care of him. So he missed another day of school b/c we were gone all night.
Today my nerves are seriously f***king with me. I have tried benadryl and not much luck. I have no access to benzo's and don't really want any more junk in my system. Pot, being the exception for now, since I believe It has kept me sane. I started it all by trying my first Oxy 20 in Mexico, while on vacation (easy to get down there). That was it for me, I was in love with a new woman named "Opiate". Then after that I had my wisdom teeth pulled.
If she was taking too many of the pain pills they can cause a manic like state. It's the same as taking amphetamines. AD's can also cause mania in ppl who don't have BP. The incorrect dosage or drug for that person. Would make sure they check into that first, before anything else. Also if she had some kind of surgery that would affect hormones of any kind. Ovaries and thyroid jump to mind. Anything that would cause a hormone dump.
//directory.obscureresearch.net/Thyroid_and_Adrenal Signs and Symptoms: Adrenal Fatigue vs. Low Thyroid Function http://www.drrind.com/scorecardmatrix.asp Normal morning cortisol, followed by low levels throughout remainder of day indicate adrenal imbalance and low adrenal reserve. Overall, low adrenal cortisol production contributes to symptoms of fatigue, allergies, chemical sensitivity, and sugar craving. Low cortisol can also exacerbate symptoms of low thyroid. http://www.chemicalbalance.
I had gotten a bad cold and my doctor gave me Tussinex. It contains hydrocodone. Liquid Heaven! It was so much better than pills. I guess that's what finally hooked me. Again though, the withdrawals were not really bad. Last May I had my thyroid removed because of thyroid cancer. Again, I had all the pain meds I needed. Lorocet 10's to be exact. I found that I could do anything. I had remarried and felt they gave me the energy to be a "good wife".
Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Lortab and percocet are some of the painkillers that are sometimes prescribed during pregnancy. However its best to avoid ANY medication in the first trimester when the baby is still developing. If you find out you are pregnant it would be best to stop taking the painkillers alltogether. At this point it's probably best to continue to use protection until you are free of the pain meds and your doctor has given you the official go ahead.
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