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I have had under active thyriod since last year I am on thyroxin

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I have had under active thyriod since last year I am on thyroxin 175-200 daily also all my under active thyriod symptoms are back I've been on methadone since my first child pregnancy for ten and half years ! I found out this can interact and cause urthyriod , so I'm fighting the phycatrist s n doctors and putting my self in a rapid detox from the methadone cause I know this is thyriod related but my bloods in range , have you heard of dr g skinner do you think he can help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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sounds like you have battled thyroid issues for a long time.

Dr. David :

what has your TSH levels been most recently?

Dr. David :

are your doctors tapering you off of the methadone at this point?

Dr. David :

I see you are in the psychiatric ward at this moment?

Dr. David :

do you have a history of mental illness or psychological issues?

JACUSTOMER-dfr1uusc- : The g.p just says in range ! But am I on the right path dose methadone and thyroxin cause an interaction ? Is that why all the symptoms are back but bloods are so called in range! Nearly a year ago one of the t3 or t4 was over active and the other under. The endricoligist just said double dose see you in a year go see you phycatrist things levelled out but all the symptoms not as sever are back my children need mummy back the methadone I been on for ten half years could this is this true about the euthyroid it can cause ! I really need help
Dr. David :

you have to make sure your TSH level is between 0.3 and 3.0

Dr. David :

TSH levels above 3.0 means your thyroxine dose is not enough.

Dr. David :

your motivation can be low possibly from too much methadone or depression or low iron or possibly from other causes as well.

Dr. David :

euthyroid means your thyroid hormone levels are correct and normal

Dr. David :

methadone would not affect your thyroid hormone levels.

JACUSTOMER-dfr1uusc- : Yes but can the methadone have an interaction with the thyroxin which is causing this meds thyroxin 175 not to work or make me this terrible way
Dr. David :

you didn't answer if you have a history of mental illness or depression

Dr. David :

no, most likely the methadone is not interacting with the thyroxine and would not affect your thyroid system.

JACUSTOMER-dfr1uusc- : Yes I have chemical imbalance since young girl been threw a lot but that's how I know I'm not depressed or phycotic I've experienced nervous breakdown at 16 I'm 33 with three kids I HATE I HAD GO ON METHADONE BUT ALWAYS NEW MY KIDS CAME FIRST AND ONLY BEEN UN ABLE TO FUNCTION SINCE UNDER ACTIVE THYROID WHICH WAS DEFO BROUGHT ON WITH SOME SORT TOXISITY CAUSE IT WENT FRIM NORMAL TO AS THE DOC SAYS WHAT IT WOULD TAKE A PATIENT TO GET TO OVER TWO YEARS IN ONE WEEK , SO NOW IM TAKING MYBSELF OFF METHADONE THINKING THIS WILL HELP BUT IT'S A DANGEROUS SITUATION WHEN SO PHYSICALY N MENTALY BEAT WITH ALL THESE UNDER ACTIVE THYRIOD SYMTOMS BACK AGAIN
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you still need to find out what your TSH level is.

Dr. David :

if your TSH level still keeps going up and down, you could have a hashimotos thyroiditis

Dr. David :

by your body making antibodies to attack your own thryoid gland causing it to be inflamed from time to time.

Dr. David :

this can cause your TSH level to go up and down

Dr. David :

there are treatments for this thyroiditis.

Dr. David :

but you need blood work first to test for anti thyroid peroxidase antibodies and anti thyroid globulin antibodies.

Dr. David :

your chemical imbalance might be causing your symptoms instead of the thyroid issue.

JACUSTOMER-dfr1uusc- : Thanks my bloods been done in morning
Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

good luck with the blood work.

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ask what your TSH level is

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let me know if you have other questions.

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JACUSTOMER-dfr1uusc- : I only been this way since thyriod more of a hyper can't sit always cleaning cooking bringing up my kids I feel as if I'm in my80 s not 30 s . Thanks for your advice but I have it in all the literature methadone stops the thyroxin producing t3 , this is something totally new ! I've suffered with depression OCD phycatric problems nervous breakdowns allergs ! There something going on in my body and I can't control it ! I eat well only fresh made scratch food I got good knowlage of my mind and body but something far from right could I be allergic to the thyroxin ?
Dr. David :

you are not allergic to the thyroxine

Dr. David :

your body's own thryoid gland makes thyroxine thyroid hormone

Dr. David :

why did you rate poor service?

JACUSTOMER-dfr1uusc- : I feel I never got a answer about the interaction with methadone that thyroxin can have ! This is defo not mental health x
Dr. David :

can you show me your literature that you have about methadone stopping thyroxine producing T3?

Dr. David :

hello?

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