Simvastatin and thyroid

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Avatar f tn im scared to take on meds for thyroid and hormones,plus on a antibotic right now.......can any one tell me anything about this med?
Avatar n tn can this have anything to do with my condition or treatment i am currenlt on? i also take simvastatin 20mg a night and testosterone 40mg twice a day. i am awaiting rsuslts for ACTH, PAR, ALDOSTERONE ETC as i have been feeling odd for about last 12 months ie swimming feeling, day dream not al there feeling all the time.
Avatar n tn we always hear about but can seem to do anything about, so keep a watch on your thyroid and other issues with your body along the way and strive to be as healthy as possible from now on.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed hypothyroid since the birth of my child and on synthroid for 16 years. High TPO's and the nodule detection have sent me to various "specialists" that have increased my meds for reduction purposes. Questions have gone unanswered. I have not had an FNA or a biopsy, only multiple Ultra Sounds. I cancelled the recently ordered nuclear scan, fearful for my heart (and all other concerns!) being off meds for a month with no idea what will occur afterwards.
Avatar n tn What would cause excessive hair loss (have already had thyroid checked and ruled it out) and chronic scaly, itchy, flaky scalp problem? would this be a fungal infection and is there something that is available to use over the counter for this?
Avatar n tn ) He is on Metformin, Pioglitazone 15 mg once a day, Glyburide 10mg two times a day, Lisinopril 10mg once a day, and Ezetimibe/simvastatin 10mg/80 mgs once in the evening. Using the Glucometer at home he checks his glucose regularly but it fluctuates greatly. On days where he does strenous exercise ( yard work) it goes to 70g/dL and when he completely does not exercise it can go to 220mg/dL. But most days it's around 120mg/dL He exercises 4 days a week on the treadmill.
Avatar m tn I take some medications for cholesterol and migraine prevention (Gemfibrozil, Simvastatin, and Atenolol). Some of the medications list chills as a possible side effect, but this recurring theme of night-time intense cold followed by sweats is more specifically what I'd like to find the cause of. It may only happen once every couple of months for me, yet I'd sure like to figure out what is causing it. Normally, I prefer a cooler room to a warmer one.
Avatar m tn She also takes Lamictal, Valium (as needed only, which isn't very often), and currently Doxepin to help her sleep (most recently it was Ambien then changed to Doxepin), and Simvastatin for Cholesterol control. She's eating very good since all this has come out. She's starting to lose weight but hasn't had any energy to exercise very much, which we know is extremely important. She still has problems sleeping at night and can't seem to find anything to help with that.
315318 tn?1353255400 I've been taking simvastatin and Tricor for years without issue. Are you sure you were on a fenofibrate or a fibrate? There are some issues when using a fibrate along with a statin but the side effect incidence when combining a fenofibrate and statin are extremely low. Being a diabetic is also an issue with the use of a fenofibrate as the combined therapy does not appear to be any more effective than a statin alone.
Avatar f tn 5 or there abouts these do not occur at night for me but during day I need the medication to control tremor and jerk and the simvastatin is the only staten that has really controlled by cholesterol can also run somewhat low blood platelets at times do I just suffer thru these other symptons to control the other This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Undiagnosed-Symptoms/What-can-cause-a-cold-chill-in-one-area-of-the-back/show/199209">What can cause a cold chill in one ar
Avatar n tn I have extreme fatigue, tiredness and exhaustion, no energy, hands and feet are always cold, dry skin, tingling and numbness in hands and feet. In addition, my stomach is extremely bloated and have frequent belching. For Vitamin D, my doctor has put me on 50,000 IU of prescription Vit D and for LDL, 10 mg of simvastatin. But I am still unable to do my daily tasks. I urgently need help how to overcome fatigue, exhaustion, bloating and belching.
Avatar n tn I have shortness of breathe and feel very tired all the time in the last few weeks. I am on thyroid medication for hypothyroid (L-Thyroxine) Diovan for Hypertension, Simvastatin, for cholestrol. I also have Acid Reflux from some of the medication that I've taken in the past and I've recently started taking Aciphex for Acid Reflux. From time to time I've had this tired feeling, but in the last 4-6 weeks it's been draining. I am 60+ years old but always had a lot energy.
Avatar f tn There are a lot of things that could cause the abdominal pain, jaw pain, and tingling feeling and they are not listed as side effects, but they could be related. I googled Simvastatin and found that it is a cholesterol medication, Zocor (one of the statins). When I clicked on the link it immediately brought up a safety warning that said on certain high doses there is an increased risk of muscle injury. I assume that means one is more likely to injure a muscle, but I don't know for sure.
Avatar n tn 80 year old woman with hypertension , heart failure, borderline diabetes, history of arrhythmia , thyroid removed, arthritis . Complains of severe back pain, numbness in hands and feet, unsteady on feet (needs walker), incontinence, signs of dementia. My Question: Seemed better on previous medication regime: Norvasc, Lanoxin, Spironolactone, Levothyroxine. Worse on current medication regime: Metoprolol, Benazepril, Isorb Mono Tab, Spironolactone, Simvastatin, Levothyroxine.
Avatar n tn I am detoxing from a statin now and my selenium levels are low (causing some thyroid issues) as well as coQ10. My energy level has improved already in just a week.
Avatar m tn "Statins have so many contraindications they will probably never pass muster for liver patients. They happen to be needful for folks with high cholesterol, but most liver patients make too little not too much cholesterol, so they won't help most cases." It is scary to think that people may actually believe the stuff you come up with.
Avatar n tn Dear Dr, my 77 yar old father is on Simvastatin for CHD and cerebrovascular desease. He has an occluded carotid (L) artery and I am worried about the so called "low flow" situation in the brain as along side this he has left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. I have been told that carotid Endarterectomy is not done on an occluded vessel. I have recently found some web pages indicating that proceedure has been done on the occluded artery more recently. !
Avatar n tn However, with all those meds, you really need to discuss it with your doctor because some foods may not be agreeable with some of the meds. For instance, I take thyroid med and I'm not supposed to eat soy products, and some veggies (cabbage, broccoli, etc).
Avatar f tn dextrothyroxine), sulfinpyrazone, simvastatin, and tamoxifen. The following drugs alter haemostasis and may potentiate the anticoagulant activity of Acitrom and thereby increasing the risk of gastrointestinal haemorrhage: Heparin, platelet-aggregation inhibitors such as salicylic acid and its derivatives (e.g. acetylsalicylic acid, para-aminosalicylic acid, diflunisal), phenylbutazone or other pyrazolone derivatives (sulfinpyrazone), and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Avatar m tn Definitely in need of some lifestyle changes, but the PA recommended I take Crestor and get my thyroid checked. Thyroid disease can cause high cholesterol, especially someone like myself who is not in terrible shape, doesn’t eat that badly, and actually exercises. This apparently makes more sense than just me being 32 and having cholesterol so ridiculously high. She says to me that she’s playing investigator – that this problem is interesting. Am I a lab experiment or a person?
Avatar n tn 80 year old woman with hypertension , heart failure, borderline diabetes, history of arrhythmia , thyroid removed, arthritis . Complains of severe back pain, numbness in hands and feet, unsteady on feet (needs walker), incontinence, signs of dementia. My Question: Seemed better on previous medication regime: Norvasc, Lanoxin, Spironolactone, Levothyroxine. Worse on current medication regime: Metoprolol, Benazepril, Isorb Mono Tab, Spironolactone, Simvastatin, Levothyroxine.
Avatar n tn Further, my cholesterol is 300 which is above the normal of 200. My doctor's advice is to stop taking simvastatin as He observed that my liver is sensitive to the said medicine. I am from the Philippines and I am sure that the medical practitioners from the US are more advanced than our local doctors. I am presently taking a milk thistle as an aid for my liver disorder. Please give me an advice on what are my necessary treatment? Will an exercise can help?
Avatar f tn Because of your husband’s history of coronary artery disease, it might be advisable for him to continue with the Simvastatin. Drugs like Simvastatin reduce cholesterol levels but are also thought to have extra beneficial effects – for example reducing inflammation and improving the way the lining of the heart blood vessels work. Your husband’s doctor will continue to monitor his cholesterol levels.
Avatar f tn Additional complications are high cholesterol and borderline high blood pressure.Am on levothyroxine,simvastatin and do take asprin.The blood pressure isnt managed.My problem is an worried iMay be having a heart condition though I have had 2 ekgs come out normal with a nuclear test also normal.But the rains persist with a popping sound when I breath out.Chest x rays have been normal.I also have very heavy and painful menstruals.Endometric scans and biospy came out normal.
907968 tn?1292625804 Two were by-passed and the third wasn't because there was too much damage where it would have been reattached. Currently taking Carvedilol, Lisinopril, and Simvastatin. and Iron pills Friday, My GP was on vacation so I seen the assistant for an unrelated ear problem. She seen my blood test results from over two months ago (GP never told me a thing about the test results).
Avatar n tn I have a deep vibratory headache, I used to have cholesterol of 8 I am on simvastatin and it is now 4.7 I am female and 35. I am tired all the time and feel ill in general with a cough for 6 months. I have been dizzy for a year. I noticed the swelling 1 month ago. I am on sertraline 150mg since 2005. I have had an ultrasound on my neck and my thyroid and lymph glands are fine. The swelling is starting to feel uncomfortable.
Avatar n tn My blood pressure is normal, my skin is normal temperature and does not have any color change. Have seen a general practitioner and he's confused. Suggested a neurologist but haven't gone yet. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn I went to the doctor cause I was feeling really ill at least he is old school and tested for thyroid straight away. And sent me to a specialist. Well, it turn out I am now on Betta blocker 10g 3 times a day to get my heart rate down. Cholesterol ,thyroid and anxiety tablets I was told to take this for three months and then to leave it to see what happens. Well it just got worse after I left the tablets. Even the betta block sometimes does not help to get my heart rate down.
Avatar n tn The symptom that initially took me to the doctor is that I clear my throat somewhat excessively. The ENT I went to is treating me for acid reflux. I actually asked that he check my thyroid and that is when he found the nodule. He doesn't think the nodule and the throat clearing are related. Do you think the throat clearing is related to the nodule? The reason the doctors here seem to recommend surgery is because of the error rate on the FNB, but I just haven't felt good about surgery.
Avatar n tn Hello. History: I am 47 yr male. Throidectomy in 1985 with paratracheal cleanout and right radical neck dissection for papillary carcinoma. 3 albations of I-131 iodine to eliminate the metastisis in my lungs. Last clean scan was in 2003 and told did not need to return unless I found nodules. Current meds: .15 mg of synthroid daily 40 mg fluoxetine enalapril hydrochlorothiazide simvastatin baby aspirin claritin 2 weeks ago stopped ibuprofen that I have been taking daily for the last 20 years.