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Dr. Ben
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I’d like to know if my medications are conflicting

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I’d like to know if my medications are conflicting
Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I’ve had my thyroid removed and I take Amitriptyline and Levothyroxine I’ve been feeling very anxious
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

There are no significant drug interactions between Levothyroxine and Amitriptyline.

Is there anything else you would like to ask me?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Are you there
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

Yes, can you see my response above?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Yes your looking st my question ? Right ?
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

I’ll post it again:

There are no significant drug interactions between Levothyroxine and Amitriptyline.

Is there anything else you would like to ask me?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Oh I’m not feeling very well at all and I think that my medications aren’t working together ?
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

There shouldn’t be any problem at all with taking these two medications together.

Of course, I would recommend that you have an up-to-date thyroid test to ensure the level of replacement is correct.

What dose of Amitriptyline are you taking and why are you taking it?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I’ve had my thyroid removed I’m on 180 Amitriptyline and was on 150 thyroxine...I started getting panic attached and high anxiety so the thyroxine has been put down to 100 and I’m not so bad? It just doesn’t seem right ?
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
My recent blood test on 29/10 TSH Level is 34.53
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I’ve taken Amitriptyline for years fro anxiety and depression
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I’ve been done on it
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Until now
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
fine on it
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

It seems that your thyroid is significantly under-replaced now (TSH normal range is usually 0.1 - 4.0) - it was quite a large dose reduction to go from 150 -> 100mcg and I suspect this will be contributing to you feeling poorly now.

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 15 days ago.

Just a courtesy follow up as I did not hear back from you.

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