Synthroid liver damage

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About six weeks after starting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span>, I simply did not feel like myself anymore. My hair was falling out, and I had anxiety I'd never had before. (I'm one of the most patient, laid back people you'll ever meet. OR was.) My mind has repetitive thoughts... and I feel like the everyready bunny unable to slow my mind. Also, palpitations began. Nothing that worried me too much since it was brief episodes.
He said it was literally off the chart. I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> ever since and the dosage has varied over the years. I have also been tested for M.S., Lupus, and numerous other autoimmune disorders due to symptoms that seem to mimic many other autoimmune disorders. I have not had any diagnosis of any other official disorder. I managed by my family doctor and two specialist. Each tell me the same thing, it's the process of elimination.
The doctor has again recommended <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span>.(0.025 mg to start). He made no mention of Cytomel. I have read that some people take both. I haven't take any pharmaeuticals since 1993 and the thought of having to take one for the rest of my life is unsettling! How does the doctor decide whether to prescribe synthroid, Cytomel, or combination of both? On December 9, 2013 my Ferretin was 39 ug/L and the reference ranges for reduced iron stores is 31 - 79 ug/L.
75 to bring my TSH fown to the 1's. However, my menstrual cycles were still wacky. She also switched me to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span>. Within 2 weeks, my hair began falling out in CLUMPS. I was clogging the shower drain 2-3 times per shower, and hair was literally falling off my head as I walked around. My head was raining hair. I freaked out, went to see her and he admitted I had already list a lot of hair.
I have just started taking klonopin and I have always been a drinker, so i am nervous about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> and other problems like you speak of, but I'm afraid I don't have any experience to offer you. I do know that cold turkey withdrawal can be brutal on the body, so you have to wonder. But I also wonder about the damage of the combination of alcohol and klonopin, so I wonder about sleeping pills in the mix and imagine that, too could probably cause some damage. Are you doing any better?
I have a couple of questions for you since you mentioned <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> is a medication used to treat an inactive thyroid. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) Fat build up in the liver that is not caused by alcohol use, is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH can cause the liver to swell and can lead to cirrhosis. People with NASH often have other health issues including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and poor eating habits.
I have been on Methimazole (which is hard on your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span>) for almost a year and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> to replace the hormones the thyroid was not putting out because of the Methimazole. I have been vascilating between hyper and hypo ever since. Sounds like you did the same thing but without thyroid suppression meds. That does not encourage me at all. My Endo was going to do RAI, but now she thinks she can control my symptoms with just synthroid. I think I will be going hyper all the time.
Things have changed in the past 3 months and today for the 1st time I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> pain and not just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> cringing or what ever that feeling is. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> is not swollen below my rib cage. Should I have another biopsy? These may sound like dumb questions but... I have a VERY cold nose when there is just a chill in the room, is that anything? I do know I have cryglobulenemia. It may give some of you a laugh, I don't know? Also...What do you think of Prednisone for asthma?
The main thing is to deal with everything causing it because High Trigs will stress out your kidneys and impair your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> function (but fatty <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> can often be reversed with good treatment) as well as compromise your pancreas...inflaming that organ. If you have HCV you will need to curb your meat consumption for the sake of your liver even more. Especially red meat.
Maybe this is a dumb point, but I have always been led to believe by my Doctors, when the liver is to far gone, they will not treat with interferon. Because at a certain point it causes more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> and speeds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> much quicker. Sometimes we are quick to blame treatments for things we would of gotten anyway, I am not saying that this drug does not mean risk and reward, But we get older we start falling apart naturally.
Evidence of Trepanation (drilling a hole in the skull) has been found in prehistoric human remains from Neolithic times onwards. Cave paintings indicate that people believed the practice would cure epileptic seizures, migraines, and mental disorders. I am sure, oneday people will look at what we went through the same way that we look at Trepanation.
Raised liver enzymes are just a sign of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>. Fatty <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> tends to cause more inflammation through time, it actually may go toward cirrhosis. Fatty liver can be IMPROVED with diet, loosing weight and taking eventual elevated blood pressure and cholesterol back to normal. DO NOT use some "liver cleansing products" or other remedies. You can talk with a reliable dietitian, since GRADUAL losing weight is recommended. mayoclinic.
While we should always try to take the minimum of meds because of our <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> - you have to remember we live in a real world and we gotta do what we gotta do. Hopefully the doctor is smart enough to give you medications that are metabolized in the kidneys instead of the liver and so your liver isn't being put under additional strain. You can always ask them to double check on that.
With no other tests coming back abnormal what is my next step? If there was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> would it show in an ultrasound?
elevated liver tests, fatty liver 0.
______ Dear sk, the most liekly explanation is a drug-induced liver <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> that will improve with stopping the drug. If <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> tests remain elevated it will be necessary to exclude other conditions e,g, viral hepatitis, fatty liver. this information is presented for educatioanl purposes. Ask specific questions to your personal physician. HFHSM.D.-rf *keywords: drug-induced hepatitis 0.
As of July 1, 2011. My lio-thyronine has been increased to 10mcg along with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> remaning at 100mcg. My temperature graphs indicated to Dr. V that I was lacking in this hormone still so I will take two 5mcg. capsules along with the synthroid. Hopefully this will also help with the depression, but now know that I have a high lead toxicity, this will help too once I get the DMSA pills and start to remove this metal from my body.
Sorry it's long! I fell at work on Jan 5, 2005 & had to wait 4 mths before my first knee surg. Had to go through shots, meds, rehab first. I found out on my first MRI, I have claustrophobia. 6 mths before my other knee surg. I not only put holes in both knees & tore both knees menisc, but I also found out I had grade 4 OA & malalign in both knees. I didn't have a good knee to lean on for the other knee to get better.
An initial step in detecting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> is a simple blood test to determine the presence of certain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> enzymes in the blood. Under normal circumstances, these enzymes reside within the cells of the liver. But when the liver is injured for any reason, these enzymes are spilled into the blood stream. Enzymes are proteins that are present throughout the body, each with a unique function. Enzymes help to speed up (catalyze) routine and necessary chemical reactions in the body.
I would also test for a hepatitis screen and obtain a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> ultrasound to evaluate for any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> or gallbladder pathology. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Thanks, Kevin, M.D.
Long term use of antithyroid medications can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> if not monitored properly. Also you should be having labs done every 4-6 weeks if you have hyperthyroidism and taking antithyroid meds.
Endo wants me to stay on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> but I believe my cruddiness may be DUE to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> (perhaps now I'm overmedicated?) and feeling the effects of someone who might be Hyper? I stopped taking medication cold turkey and began feeling better. Heart palps went away within day, sweating down. My cramping in hands feet still a bit but not as much. Questions: 1. Is is appropriate for patients w subclinical and NORMAL labs to discontinue synthroid until TSH starts going beyond normal.
low or high thyroid levels, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>, lung damage, corneal deposits and sensitivity to the sun. It can also interact with digoxin, coumadin and beta-blockers and these drugs must usually be decreased in their dosages. Often times we will just stop the digoxin (lanoxin) in someone starting amiodarone. We recommend checking baseline thyroid tests, liver enzymes and function (PT) and pulmonary function testing for all patients prior to starting amiodarone.
I was reading a little about it, and it says it might <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> cells in the ovaries and testis, and is eliminated in the lungs, kidneys and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span>. My doc knows I have hep c and never mentioned any harm from the iodine pill.I am concerned about damage to the liver- had a hysterectomy, so not worried about ovaries. States its safe, but thought I would get some input first. Please help, need an answer before I proceed with this test.
I am REALLY scared it will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span>. My recent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> enzymes were a little elevated..the doc said my Graves will do this. I have not taken treatment and so far my Hep C had not given me any reason to do so. My alternative to Tapizole is ro to the RAI and destroy my thyroid hten have to take thyroid hormone for life. The doc thought that would be a bit radical since my thyroid is ok except overactive. Any advice on taking the low does Tapizole would be GREATLY appreciated..
Switching to PTU carries a 50% chance of similar minor side effect and increases the risk of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> - not a first choice in most cases. Would first try an antihistamine (ie zyrtec, etc) and over time the dose of MMI will be lowered most likely and many patients have minor side effects like this the first few weeks that then resolve.
I am 48 years old, I was diagnosed with CHF and diabetes last year, and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> enzyemes are up and down. I am constantly tired, and have achy bones. This was the first time I had ever been tested, (I have no history on my biological father, mother never has been tested, but has no symptoms. It seems that the treatment is fairly simple, yet now that there is damage to my organs, I am told we will just try to keep it from progressing further.
We have a pt. who is an elderly diabetic that is inflicting major <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> to his body,mainly his buttocks and groin area,due to scratching due to complaining of itching. His nails are short and kept trimmed. He is on Coreg,Lantus,vit c,multivits and zinc. As well as synthroid and sinemet. We would love to help alleviate this itching sensation and protect his skin. any suggestions.
Be aware that in Australia we have now warnings on the use of Black Cohosh for potential <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>. It is not to be used in large doses or long time doses. Use it for a short time and see how your symptoms go. If it doesn't ease, maybe get your hormones checked.
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