AnonymousJune 4, 1997 at 9:08 pmPost count: 93172
I have never had any problems. I always take Benedryl and Robitussin when I am sick. Ask your doctor. Mine told me to stay away from most medications but those two are okay. Benedryl is okay for normal cold symptoms and Robitussin is is okay for coughs and stuff like that.AnonymousJune 4, 1997 at 9:45 pmPost count: 93172
I have always wondered why certain cold medications (like Neo Citron in Canada)
state that you should not take the medication if you have thyroid disease.
Why is this the case? What cold medications are O.K. to take?? I
would really appreciate some of the BB’s thoughtful insight.AnonymousJune 5, 1997 at 6:12 amPost count: 93172
Finding out the “why” of this is a good question. (My list of questions for the endo is growing by leaps and bounds.) Beware of certain nose drops, too. They also have the warning label on them. My guess is because at least some of these have an epinephrine-like chemical in them which can leave you feeling “wired”, even if you don’t have Graves. But it may be more complex than that. The other question we need to ask is if once we have RAI and are on replacement hormone whether we still have to avoid them.AnonymousJune 5, 1997 at 8:05 pmPost count: 93172
A majority of over the counter medications are restricted in use for thyroid
patients. Even aspirin, although you no longer see it on the label.
This is due to interference in the thyroid hormone production process,
either the medication would cause hormones to be produced at a greater rate,
or more often at a slower rate. What you should and shouldn’t take
depends on what your hormone levels are, where you are in the whole
GD scenario (hypo, hyper, or normal), what medications you are already
on and how soon you will be getting blood testing done. These are all
factors and can only be evaluated by a doctor who is aware of your
The same goes for anti-thyroid medications, such as PTU and Tapazole.
Discuss it with your doctor.AnonymousJune 5, 1997 at 9:17 pmPost count: 93172
I had RAI a year ago. My thyroid is all gone. I’m on synthroid. My Endo says that I can take any over-the-counter cold medication,even the ones that say not for thyroid problems,because I have no thyroid.He never mentioned Epenephrin.Should I be more cautious any way? I will be having gum surgery soon. Should I be cautious with the novocain? I discovered that motrin made me finally relax a little. It helped my poor tooth,but even more helped me.I never took a tranquilizer(hard to believe)and motrin made me so tranquil.With all the stuff that’s been happening in my life,I forgot to just let go and laugh at all the stupid stuff that’s not really important. So here’s a funny…..As long as there are tests- there will be prayer in public schools! Sign on a door—-Out ofmy mind. Back in 5 minutes. Sometimes I wake up grumpy, other times I let him sleep.Have a good night all….GwenAnonymousJune 5, 1997 at 10:11 pmPost count: 93172
Would allergy medicines be put in this category also, such
Any info is appreciated.
DeeAnonymousJune 6, 1997 at 11:31 amPost count: 93172
Dee – My doctor prescribed Claritin for me but said that I couldn’t take
Claritin D – I had no adverse reactions to the Claritin. Good Luck!
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