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anyone on Elavil and hyperthyroid??

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  • anyone on Elavil and hyperthyroid??

    I was recently found to be slightly hyperthyroid. I have to see a specialist to follow up, and I'm really worried that they're going to want to take me off of Elavil, as I read that it's not recommended for people with thyroid problems. Elavil is the only medication that helps me, and I'm in agony without it, so I really, really want to stay on it. Just wondering if anyone else is hyperthyroid and still taking Elavil?
    I have: Interstitial Cystitis,Eustacian Tube Dysfunction, IBS, Sciatica.

    I take: Elavil 50 mgs, Balziva birth control, and Elmiron instillations.

    I am: Not my disease.

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    I was diagnosed as being HYPOthyroid 14 years ago, long before the IC diagnosis (May '06). I was prescribed Elavil a little over a year ago and havent had any issues with if affecting my thyroid levels.
    Dont worry about something that hasnt happened yet. I've noticed that there are several people who post who have thyroid issues, both HYPER and HYPO.

    Hope this finds you well.
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    • #3
      I'm Slightly Hyper

      I'm on thyroid meds because of a thyroidectomy (due to cancer). I have no concerns whatever about being on Elavil.
      Diagnoses: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (2012),Interstitial Cystitis (2003), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (2003), GERD (since ?), IBS (since ?), Low Blood Volume (2006), Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (2007)

      Claritin 10 mg/AM for MCAS and allergies
      Aciphex 20 mg in PM for GERD
      Zantac 75 mg, one at night for MCAS and GERD
      Singulair 10 mg in AM, for MCAS & allergies
      Zyrtec 5 mg/PM for MCAS and allergies

      Non-Medicinal Helps:
      glucosamine 500mg/MSM 500mg 2 X/day
      I avoid foods that I react to in my esophagus, bowel and bladder, and I react to many things. It is an imperfect method, but it is all that I do at the moment.

      I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Phillipians 4:13)