Tag Archives: Medication

FAQ: Do my TSH levels affect fertility?

Question: I had my first child (a boy) about 5 year ago.  I became pregnant very easily (fertility was definitely NOT a problem) and the pregnancy was quite normal and everything went according to plan. Four years later, my husband and I started trying to conceive again.  After trying for about a year, I finally went … Continue reading

FAQ: How does Carbatrol effect TSH levels?

Question: I have hypothyroidism and I am taking synthetic hormones for that.  But, I am also taking Carbatrol.  During my last visit my doctor said that my TSH levels were higher than they should be.  I told him that I was taking other medications and informed him that Carbatrol was one of the medications I … Continue reading

FAQ: Should I be taking thyroid hormones if my TSH levels are normal?

Question: Do you think that it is safe to be taking thyroid hormones if my TSH levels are in the normal range? Answer: Are you referring to doctor prescribed thyroid hormones, such as Thyroxine?  If so, what was your doctor’s answer?  Since you didn’t supply some needed information in your question, such whether or not … Continue reading

FAQ: How often should I check my TSH Levels?

Question: My blood test was about a month ago and I finally got my TSH results.  They were a bit high.  My doctor wants to put me on medication and started me out with a pretty high dosage.  He wants me to come back in two months to have my TSH levels re-checked so that … Continue reading

FAQ: What dosage of Thyroxine should I take if my TSH Levels are low?

Question: I recently had my blood work done and received my results.  My TSH levels came back pretty low at 0.13 mU/l.  My doctor has me on some medication called Thyroxine which is supposed to replace the hormones that I am deficient in.  Personally, based on some of the research I have done on various … Continue reading

FAQ: How long does it take for a medication such as Tapazole to change my TSH levels?

Question: I am currently taking a low dosage of Tapazole (about 10 mg) for hyperthyroidism.  I was wondering how long it takes for medication to “kick in”, so to speak, and start raising my TSH levels back to normal? Answer: This is probably something that your own doctor or endocrinologist could probably answer, but I … Continue reading