Hi, my sister Arya is a 24-year-old woman, she is staying in US. She comes into the pharmacy with a new prescription for levothyroxine. She tells the pharmacist she was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto’s disease. She says that her friend’s mother was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and also takes levothyroxine. Arya is worried that this is the wrong prescription, and she does not want to take something that will make her go more “hypo,” as she is a student and really needs to have energy for her busy life. Please suggest if anyone is aware of this.
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Levothyroxine After Diagnosis of Hypo- and Hyperthyroidism?
RE: Blood glucose monitors
@Andrew It is important to tell your daughter that most blood glucose monitors on the market are comparable, but certain key factors can help determine the best monitor for a person. Cost is always an important component because insurance providers typically have a preferred monitor for which test strips can be purchased for a lower copay. Once that is determined, the factors to consider when selecting a monitor include monitor size, sample size, size of display, timing, accuracy, memory, ease of use, data management and download features, alternate site testing, battery type, and need for cleaning. Before recommending a glucose monitor, ask the patient which features are important to him or her. As you have mentioned that alternate site testing is important for her. Many monitors allow the use of alternate sites such as the palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh, and calf. It is important to counsel her as to when it is not appropriate to use alternate site testing (ie, typically, when her glucose is fluctuating, such as 2 hours after a meal, during periods of hypoglycemia, or right after exercise). Patients should be encouraged to use alternate site testing only when they are in a fasting state, before meals, and more than 2 hours after physical activity or meals. Because she is starting a new treatment, she might benefit from testing her blood glucose level on her fingers until it stabilizes on the new medication. Once the level is controlled, she can start testing it at alternate sites.
How many eggs can I eat? Can it increase my cholesterol level?
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RE: Suggestions for Healthy Lifestyle
Get your vitamins from the actual food itself, and don't use vitamins too much because a vitamin capsule has other things added to it, e.g. bulking agents)
Never drink so-called "fruit" juices, because they put too much sugar into it. If you want orange juice, squeeze it yourself. Prefer homemade juices.
I've stopped eating cereals because a lot of brands put too much sugar. Instead, I make porridge.
RE: Chest / Heart pain post covid
@janice I developed chest pains like you described 5 weeks after testing positive. Didn't have breathing or chest pains before.
I have had them 22 days straight now, even went to A&E and had an ecg I was that concerned.
It is very unnerving never had anything like this before.
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Recently, however, I have been getting symptoms of breathlessness and coughing, with No wheezing. This only gets better when I lie down flat! My asthma medication does not help. My doctor keeps saying it is probably my asthma but I have never experienced this before. It is lasting for weeks at a time. Help!