Warfarin and thyroid

Common Questions and Answers about Warfarin and thyroid

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Your questions very much need to be addressed by your physician, because you do need to drop your warfarin dose and have testing done prior to starting the drug, i.e... pulmonary function tests, liver functions, thyroid studies. Amiodarone did knock out my thyroid - they say that is reversible, but it then can contribute to more arrhythmias.
I had an ablation procedure in mid-December (pulmonary vein radio frequency) and since then my a-fib is worse than before. This is presumably because the scar tissue is yet to fully develop and the area was irritated by the procedure. I am now in a-fib about 90% of the time instead of 60-70% of the time and I am still very symptomatic when in a-fib (as I was before the procedure); breathless, very weak, not currently working.
He is scheduled to have a biopsy on a growth on his thyroid next week. The hospital instructed him to stop taking warfarin 7 days before the procedure. His dr., also agreed to this 7 day time frame, even though they have been attempting to get his dosage in line for more than a year (due to blood test results). I have read a couple of articles that state patients taking warfarin for atrial fib have a high risk of having a stroke while off warfarin in preparation for a surgical procedure.
Soloxine may interact with theophylline, warfarin, barbiturates, digoxin and phenytoin, so care should be taken to ensure there is no unusual fall out from these two drugs combining. In addition to these drugs, Soloxine will react with iron or calcium, so it is advised that if your pet is also taking supplements containing them, you should not give them within four hours after having administered a Soloxine medication.
I live in Oz too and the waiting list for my endocrinologist is around two months. You can also ask to be on the last minute cancellation list for a possible earlier appointment. There is a Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to help with the cost of travel and accommodation if you need to travel to see an endocrinologist. I had acute kidney failure and have thyroid issues both hyper and hypo symptoms. I had severe itching and anaemia as two of my many symptoms of kidney failure.
Heart steadied in 6 months but after a year TSH showed 38 and amio was changed to propafenone. Four ECGs and thyroid test in last six months show normal. But symptoms continue: Pre-syncope, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, 6 to 10 days a month. My cardiologist is alarmed by the pre-syncope.he suggests : another Holter, return to amiodarone, see electrophysiologist, EEG for brain conduction. (I must mention I've had similar stress symptoms for 25 years, in case this is pertinent.).
My skin is like a lizard, and now having a lot of a-fib effects and been put on rythmol and ditiazem, and warfarin, too. I have a lot more thyroid symptoms, if I lower my prednisone below the 20mg am and 5 mg night doses. Just did find out why I felt better with a little testoserone--helps convert T4 to T3--that's when I grew hair. \female 51 years. I'm suddenly getting very old, tired, and sad from all this.
However, your antibodies are high, so they will continue to attack your thyroid, and you will eventually need to be on thyroid meds. What is your doctor saying you should do at this point?
I have done tons of research over the last two years to try and identify the type of hair loss i am experiencing and i truly believe the synthetic thyroid i am taking has contributed to this. Hair loss began above my ears towards the front on my face and gradually has worked its way up. This is where most of the hair loss is and i also have some gradual thining all over. Parting my hair over the front and sides of my head, all you see is quarter inch of scalp minus the hair.
h i 'm having trouble taking my thyroxen , the tablet for under active thyroid, i've just had hip reolace ment,and they put me on warfarin a blood thinner i was on it 3 months also heprin, they told me i could not take my tablets while on the warfarin, i'm now off it and have started back on the throxin but its now having a side affects, i get heart palpitatios , when i en hale cold air it brings on the palpatations, dry hair, nails,constipation, and other things , i 've gone off taking
Now everything is sharper, and I feel great. This is why so many thyroid patients prefer natural thyroid meds, because they are getting that combo of T3/T4. This doctor is not working with you and your disease. He's wroking against you. This website lists thyroid docs recommended by their patients. It's not a perfect list. Make sure the endo treats mainly thyriod, not just diabetes: http://www.thyroid-info.
Within the last 6 weeks she has been in a psychiatric hospital twice, has shown some thyroid fluctuation in blood tests, and has been diagnosed with major depression, eating disorder, and borderline personalilty disorder. The first hospitalization was involuntary in Philadelphia (where she attends college) due to her taking a non-toxic dose of Motrin, but she checked herself into a local psychiatric hospital once she got home here in Milwaukee, WI.
I'd say to find an excellent endocrinologist and take it from there. The doc will base everything on your scans and biopsy results. They may recommend surgery, but once again, depending on the physical appearance and the test results. Try to relax and research (alot)....
All this time they remained very small but 3 months ago while on warfarin the cyst on the right instantly became large, painful and was blood filled. A CT and a MRI was done and I was told it would go down on its own (& it did within a few days) but to tell my PC. I got off warfarin immediately. Well, last week I had a sonogram and now I have 4 cyst, 3 are fluid filled and 1 is solid. The solid one was the largest (2.56 mm). Also labs were ordered.
It seem to me that this is overkill since she doesn't regulary have heart rhythm problems . She has been taking the drug for about 3 weeks and is so tired she can barely get out of bed in the mornings after sleeping 10-11 hours. He never mentioned anything about thyroid testing or anything else for that matter. Just told her to come back in 1 month for a recheck. Thankfully the appointment is this Thursday.
There is a wide range of rodenticides from warfarin to fluorides to heavy metals that I read can affect the thyroid. Have you heard of any specific one that becomes airborne with effects a hundred metres away? I will stay away from there but I am concerned about public health for children in this residential area.
Drug interactions to be aware of are with digoxin, other antiarrhythmics, warfarin, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers. Flushing has been reported in 1-3% of patients taking the drug. Blue skin discoloration has been reported in less than 1% of patients taking the drug. There are no reports of hypertension due to amiodarone.
Every now and then I have had slight pain in my left temple, cheek or ear region. There is swelling of the mucous membrane in my left maxillary sinus, and also some in my ethmoid sinus. I can hardly get any mucus from my sinuses. Early in December 2012 I got a new sympton, retro-orbital discomfort. An ENT doctor said that the retro-orbital pain may result from a virus infection, and the previously occurred left side temporal pain may result from my cervical dystonia.
"One of P. ginseng's most common side-effects is the inability to sleep. Other side-effects can include nausea, diarrhea, headaches, epistaxis[, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and mastalgia. Ginseng may also lead to induction of mania in depressed patients who mix it with antidepressants.
If you are taking warfarin (Coumadin) to prevent blood clotting, these tests show how well the drug is working to lower your risk of a blood clot.
I've been told that a hysterectomy is unlikely to be performed on me because of heart trouble, and the fact that I have to take Warfarin for the rest of my life, and I'm also overweight, which makes having the major surgery more dangerous for me..
The only listed interactions Orlistat has with other medications is a heart rhythm control medication known as Amiodarone, a thyroid medication known as Levothyroxine, Fat soluble vitamins, and the blood thinner known as Warfarin. Additionally, if you have taken Orlistat and oral contraceptive pills before with no changes the likelihood of the combination having an effect on your cycle this month is very small. I would consult your OB/GYN or your regular physician about your concern.
Common reasons for coumadin use are in atrial fibrillation to reduce the risk of stroke, in persons with clotting disorders, in persons with mechanical heart valves, and sometimes in people with severe heart failure. The usual dosage is somewhere between 1 and 15 mg a day. Potential side effects include bleeding, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and leukopenia (low blood cell count).
I myself went in for testing on my heart bcuz I was having palps, and while doing an ultra sound for my carotid arteries they saw something, and scheduled more tests...I had nodules on my thyroid and then DX'd with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.... I also went to the Chiari specialists thinking I was going for a TC release, then told I would have decompression for Chiari but that I also had Ehlers-Danlos...I did not expect that DX at all.....
I cannot even hold my new baby without feeling like I am going to pass out. My heartrate can jump to 140 and when I sit immediatly it goes into the 70's. I am scared this has something to do with my heart have been to 2 cardiologist they just say I have a fast heartrate also had the renal scan for kidneys, Numerous blood work Ct of lungs stomach. Also have DVT in my femoral artery had it when I was pregnant now on Warfrain 8mg was found in July.
Steve, that is a very interesting study on warfarin. Of course, viral titers, inflammation and fibrosis have been known not to correlate, but, like LDN, I wonder how many other drugs like warfarin are out there that, with off-label use, could help curb the pathologies of hep c. You might be correct that your use of warfarin has helped save your liver.
metronidazole and, even when administered locally, miconazole), sulfonamides including co-trimoxazole (sulfamethoxazole + trimethoprim), sulphonylureas such as tolbutamide and chlorpropamide, thyroid hormones (incl. dextrothyroxine), sulfinpyrazone, simvastatin, and tamoxifen.
All this time they remained very small but 3 months ago while on warfarin the right cyst instantly became large and was blood filled. A CT and a MRI was done and I was told it would go down on its own but to tell my PC. Well, last week I had a sonogram and now I have 4 cyst, 3 are fluid filled and 1 is solid. The solid one was the largest (2.56 cm). A biopsy is scheduled in 2 1/2 weeks and the fluid ones he said he can drain the fluid and check them in 3-4 weeks.
The first was after eating a REALLY big meal and the second was right after I ate a salad and a cold drink. It turned out my thyroid was very low and that can cause an episode too. I am taking Norpace and it was what kept me in normal rhythm for the 2 years. After my December episodes, my Norpace was increased and I have been ok except for one time when I tried another med (Rhythmol) and it made me very sick.
I had a pulmonary emboli 2 1/2 years ago. I have been on Coumadin since then and will be on it forever. I have several gene disorders "factor V" and a couple of others? These were found while in the hospital during the pulmonary emboli stay. Also, I have Sleep Apnea and use the machine at night, I am 150 lbs over weight, I have slightly elevated blood pressure and take the following medications: WARFARIN (Coumadin), HYZAAR, ADVAIR, ALBUTEROL, REQUIP, TOPAMAX, ZOMIG, XOLAIR.
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