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  1. Hashimotos to Graves??? 2nd December 2007
    ... get someone to prescribe an anti thyroid drug like Tapazole . The A T Ds are the only thing that just raises the...

  2. confusing results in st. lou 27th November 2007
    ... should have done? doc has put me on 5 mg/2x day of tapazole . what will that do if my diagnosis is incorrect? anyone...
    ... before you were medicated? You should not be taking tapazole with low FT4 and T3. I would schedule another appt...
    ... results in last wednesday and have been taking the tapazole for all of 3 days. may i ask in what way the endo...

  3. Grave's Disease - Newly Diagnosed - A Few Questions 16th November 2007
    ... thyroid medication for as long as necessary. I took Tapazole for over 4 years until I reached remission. Doctors...

  4. need help on moving tsh 7th November 2007
    ... both, a low dose of synthroid type med with a little Tapazole to keep you from going hyper and knock down the tsi...

  5. Questions re: antibodies/immunoglobulins 3rd November 2007
    ... followed by extreme HYPERthyroidism - Graves. Tried Tapazole but had two awful occurences of hives/welts body-wide...

  6. Desperate for help! Please advise!! 27th October 2007
    ... recognizes this.With your symptoms and labs a low dose Tapazole would help you to feel better. I was only started...

  7. HELP! (sorry...long) 26th October 2007
    ... usual workup-labs, US, scans, etc. Started out on Tapazole , Toprol and ativan(developed horrible hives twice...

  8. New Endo says .18 = no symptoms 15th October 2007
    ... from what it was 6 weeks ago at .28 when they started Tapazole at my internist's office). Yes, my hair is falling...
    ... though. My endo insisted that I take the medication ( tapazole ) thank goodness. I also remember feeling a lot of...
    ... this time, just that my TSH was .18 (after 5 weeks of Tapazole ). I heard from the Endo again today and after ... my internist, they decided to keep me on 5 mg. of Tapazole (1/2 the dose I'm currently on) until I can get back...

  9. How long does it take to stabilise? 9th October 2007
    ... has Graves. She uses L-Carnitine in conjuntion with Tapazole to control her more annoying hyper signs. Don't just...

  10. frustrated w/ labs 8th October 2007
    ... should at least be on ATD's. My Graves aunt does Tapazole and L-Carnitine. This combo is working well for her...

  11. Medication Times 7th October 2007
    ... hyper/Graves Aunt is doing well with Carnitine and Tapazole . She has been battling the symptoms of and on for...

  12. does taking levoxyl affect the reproductive system? 7th October 2007
    ... Anti-thyroid drug therapy (ATD) with Methimazole ( Tapazole ) or propylthiouracil (PTU) are the ATDs available ... because transplacental passage may be less than with Tapazole . However, recent studies suggest that both drugs are...

  13. Dr. Says He Has My Numbers Normal 30th September 2007
    ... harmakinetics search. L- Carnitine in conjunction with the Tapazole my aunt takes works well by her.. the ATD's seem to ... are some drug interactions with the Methimazole aka Tapazole .. but they are rarer drugs. How do you take your...
    ... Is that Tapazole or PTU? Tap or Methimazole usually comes in 30,20 ... when our levls of free t's go down? Or is the the tapazole itself that causes this? I wish I had an answer. You...

  14. Help...my face hurts... 29th September 2007
    ... experience than me explain why my face hurts? I've been on Tapazole for almost 2 weeks and a BB for my blood pressure...

  15. High resting pulse in thyroid diease 28th September 2007
    ... you're referring to is the ptu? maybe a switch to tapazole would help. I think it's stronger. What are your labs...

  16. not feeling well 26th September 2007
    ... active. Since you aren't pregnant you can also take Tapazole and not have to take medicine as often. If it isn...

  17. Latest labs, still feeling crappy....help.... 25th September 2007
    ... uptake 39 FTI 18.2 7/9/07: Just came off 20 mg tapazole following RAI TSH 102.96 T4, Thyroxine 3.7 F3...

  18. Could stomach ache be from Graves Disease? 20th September 2007
    ... reciently dx with Grave disease. My endo put me on tapazole , which I havent taken yet. I told the endo that ... symptoms of graves and didnt feel comfortable taking the tapazole . He told me if I didnt want to take it I didnt have ... doctor yesterday and I was scolded for not taking the Tapazole . She wasent that concerened about the stomach pain ... . She told me to take Imodium A-D and the Tapazole . I know that graves disease can cause frequent bowel ... this be a symptom of Graves? Should I just start the Tapazole ?...
    ... on the screen I got really freaked out and took the tapazole right then. Ive been checking my blood pressure since...
    ... pressure while your thyroid is being helped by the Tapazole . Usually the Tap takes about 3 weeks to work. The...
    ... dosage and my labs here they are.... Methimazole ( tapazole ) = 5mg once daily 7-30-07 Tpo-ab 1172 ...
    ... aren't supposed to have ANY tsi. I started on 2.5 of Tapazole and then went to 5 after heart issues and stopping...
    ... Do not stay on Tapazole too long as it can cause Gastrointestional Lesions...

  19. HELP NEEDED!! Once again I have a question regarding NEW labs??? 19th September 2007
    ... hormone. She started this in conjuntion with her AT - Tapazole . She is taking as low a dose as she can.. 2 grams...

  20. Confused, scared, etc. 18th September 2007
    ... have Graves' Disease (only slightly). I began taking Tapazole last night, and it was probably coincidence, but my ... over my body, and dizziness. I'm wondering if the Tapazole would be causing this apparent worsening of symptoms ... depressed, and not sure which are side effects of the Tapazole and which are more hyperthyroid symptoms. I get the ... idea that Tapazole is fairly well-tolerated, and my body seems to be...
    ... I'm not hyper myself, so I can't help you with the tapazole questions. This will bump you up in the hope that...
    ... better when I woke up this morning (this is day #3 of Tapazole ), but now I feel "YUCK" again. What a roller-coaster...
    ... than regular people. It can take a couple weeks for tapazole to lower your thyroid hormone levels to somewhere ... wouldn't blame the symptoms you're having now on the tapazole . It hasn't had enough time to work yet. You're just...
    ... months on and off (I take methimazole which is generic tapazole ) and felt like it would never end but it did and you...

  21. How long does Tapazole take to work? 11th September 2007
    ... looked up and have summarized the basic drug facts on Tapazole for you. First the side effects you should be looking ... higher doase patients. As far as how to take and use Tapazole : * Tapazole may be taken with or without food ... . bread no high mineral content foods. * Take Tapazole on a regular schedule around the clock, unless otherwise ... directed by your doctor; and if you miss a dose of Tapazole , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time...

  22. Thyroidectomy -RAI treatment or surgery? 10th September 2007
    ... I have read that taking anthyroidal drugs (PTU or Tapazole ), along with herbal supplementation can lead to remission...

  23. Carnitine and T3 - anyone? 8th September 2007
    ... ATD is an abbreviation for Anti-Thyroid Drugs. ( Tapazole and MMI)...

  24. Multifocal Fibrosclerosis/Riedel's Thyroiditis? 5th September 2007
    ... for at least seven years taking a small amount of tapazole every other day to keep my tsh in the normal range...
    ... for at least seven years taking a small amount of tapazole every other day to keep my tsh in the normal range...
    ... For a long time I have been on a very low dose of tapazole of 5mg every other day. Now I take one and then skip...
    ... all these years for Graves. I actually stopped the tapazole myself about 10 days ago because I saw my tsh rising...

  25. Graves/Hyperthyroid after RAI 29th August 2007
    ... DH was diagnosed in Aug 06 with Graves. Tried Tapazole 40 mg? per day. Didn't help. Had RAI Oct 06. Felt...

  26. Doctors don't seem to know what's wrong. Getting desperate. 23rd August 2007
    ... how they diagnosed the nodule. The doctor had me on Tapazole , which didn't seem to be working, so the switched...

  27. I dont know what to do....... 23rd August 2007
    ... endocronologist today - He has written a prescription for Tapazole ...... He told me I have three options..... One...
    ... with their white blood cells or liver while taking tapazole . It's a very uncommon side effect and can be monitored...

  28. Hyper w/ Hasimoto's? 22nd August 2007
    ... ! It makes everything taste bitter. I switched to Tapazole , which I liked better and didn't have the side effects...
    ... in the middle of the day. I did much better on the Tapazole because it was only one pill 2X a day. Question...
    ... was 29%. 2 months later after being on PPU and/or Tapazole : TSH: 0.02 Free T4: 0.66 Triiodothyronine, Free, serum...
    ... was 29%. 2 months later after being on PPU and/or Tapazole : TSH: 0.02 Free T4: 0.66 Triiodothyronine, Free...

  29. Is There Tapazole Withdrawal? 21st August 2007
    ... optimal zone. And BTW, from what I know, there is no Tapazole withdrawal. And I was on it for a long time. Shakes...
    ... wanted to second Shakes' last post. I was on Tapazole for a little over a year and did not notice any withdrawal...

  30. Graves Disease Eye Problem - worried 20th August 2007
    ... hubby!!! He learned he had graves last year. He tried tapazole but then ended up having to do rai. Before the rai...

  31. What do I have? Your Opinion Please 14th August 2007
    ... Hi everyone. Well I am still on Tapazole 20mg a day for 6 months now and TSH is mid range from...
    ... take an ultrasound or raiu and scan to decide. The tapazole may be surpressing the antibodies. A hashis thyroid...
    ... Yeah, suz, what is your scheduling on the tapazole ? mmztcass does have a point. Some people do do better...

  32. skipped dose of ptu 11th August 2007
    ... pushing and pushing due to his symptoms. He was on tapazole and it just was not doing the trick. he had really...

  33. can someone tell me if this is hyper symtons???need advice ... 8th August 2007
    ... he found out he had graves last year and since the tapazole wasn't doing enough they did rai treatment about 6...

  34. Methimazole HELP!! 8th August 2007
    ... hyperT's have sensitivity to the dye. You could try tapazole which is the brand name for the methimazole. If...
    ... Yeah it'll take you awhile to feel better. How much Tapazole are you on? Make sure you have labs in 6 weeks.By...
    ... an issue with the dye, then you can switch to real Tapazole . There are no interactions found between the thyroid...

  35. Newbie Need help- RAI scheduled- 20 yrs hyper 3rd August 2007
    ... years. My levels have been normal on the 10 mg of Tapazole . My internist 8 years ago told me to go off the meds ... bad hyper symtoms and levels, so I went back on the Tapazole . Levels good w/ meds. He suggested RAI, but didn ... test myself again, years later. I went down to 5mg. Tapazole this May, in about 8 days, felt like crap- put myself ... looked at. When I told him I was hyper and had been on Tapazole for 20 years- he was very unhappy. Apparantly you ... Anyhow, he did a blood test and on the 10 mg of Tapazole , my levels are fine, HOWEVER, my liver enzymes are ... this sound like the right option because I've been on Tapazole for so long? Also, I am REALLY worried about going...
    ... really think the endo was freaked out about being on tapazole for 20 years with no remission. I need to make another...
    ... what's up if you can. maybe a smaller dose of the tapazole like I said before,and get the liver tested again...

  36. Help! TSH moved into hyper stage; antibodies - Hashimoto's? 29th July 2007
    ... talked to my endocrinologist and he prescribed me Tapazole . Because I currently do not have health insurance ... the medication I'm taking is just as effective as Tapazole , as told by a pharmacist. The endocrinologist told ... Also I know another person who, after taking the Tapazole for many years, had to resort to the radioactive iodine...

  37. Liver enzymes increased with hyper? 21st July 2007
    ... liver enzymes with HyperThyroid. We started my cat on Tapazole ..... and at the second blood testing after being ... on Tapazole for about 10-12 weeks ..... his liver enzymes were...

  38. Heart palps while sleeping.... 21st July 2007
    ... the last month or so. I was on too low a dose of my Tapazole , I guess, my doc at least isn't trying to make me...

  39. Can I try Tapazole after PTU reaction? 20th July 2007
    ... m wondering is will I have the same reaction with Tapazole ? Is it worth a try before going to RAI or surgery...
    ... I was just diagnosed graves and started tapazole last week. I have a small sore throat but wasnt...

  40. Diet to suppress hyperthyroid? 11th July 2007
    ... with my hyperT. now i have succumed to meds with Tapazole . but i do recommend the passion flower tea for the...

  41. In need of info 9th July 2007
    ... my TSH was 0.01. i got a new doctor who prescribed tapazole . i havent taken it because i dont want to have to ... anyone else experience leg swelling? Does anyone take tapazole ? what kind of side effects do you experience? Any...

  42. Hyperthyroid New memeber 24th June 2007
    ... the best route is to try the anti thyroid drugs like Tapazole , and the generic version Methimazole,RAI is kind of...
    ... thyroid drugs or RAI 131. He gave me a prescription for Tapazole 10mg if I wanted to go that way>> I told him I wanted...
    ... the time. Helen I did fill out my perscription for Tapazole ( to have it on hand as you mention) but haven't taken...

  43. New here and need suggestions 18th June 2007
    ... It went into remission for a year after a year of tapazole ..but last month I had really bad allergies again and...

  44. Help with tests. 18th June 2007
    ... Synthroid for hypo, and is overmedicated now? Or was he on Tapazole ? We need to know the name of the drug and how much...

  45. Pre-Op Tomorrow (6-18) & Surgery (6-25) 17th June 2007
    ... nurse sez is you are ready and cut me back to half a tapazole . Does anyone know about the management up to surgery...

  46. Update...to all that replied to my previous post and any others that can offer info 17th June 2007
    ... right in assuming I should discontinue the use of the tapazole previously prescribed by my regular MD. The endocrinologist ... down and she was very concerned with me taking the tapazole and was confused as to why it was prescribed in the ... glad I had a professional agree with me about the tapazole . I guess it just goes to show that sometimes our instincts...

  47. Don't understand labs! 15th June 2007
    ... bad as I was,but he upped me from 2.5 to 5 mgs of tapazole , it's been about a week and a half and I still get...

  48. Hyper and atrial fibrillation 14th June 2007
    ... about a year ago. I've been on a decreasing dose of tapazole since(started at 20mg and am down to 5mg). I now have...
    ... Thanks for all the info. My endo upped my tapazole to 10mg to see how that works, but he said since I...

  49. please tell your first Graves symptoms and how easily you were diagnosed 13th June 2007
    ... finally convinced I had Graves and put me on 2.5 mgs of Tapazole in late August . I was on that for about 7 or 8...

  50. Question on meds 10th June 2007
    ... You don't need Tapazole anymore, according to your labs, maybe you're going...

  51. Don't know what is going on with me...need advice 8th June 2007
    ... Oh well, he just upped my dose from 2.5 to 5 mgs of tapazole , cause I went kind of hyper again after stopping for...

  52. diastolic took a dive then back up quickly 5th June 2007
    ... 000mg at one point. I did the block and replace using tapazole . None of them were succesful. I'm an "atypical"...

  53. Opinion on my Blood Work Test Results 4th June 2007
    ... endo said no , for my health and safety he upped my Tapazole prescrip from 2.5 to 5. Some of my labs were in normal...

  54. Does Prozac help Graves / Hyper? 1st June 2007
    ... if so what doseage? I am also on Propranolol and Tapazole . Thanks! Suz...

  55. new here- hyperthyroid 26th May 2007
    ... symptoms that is great. I have been on medication ( tapazole ) since my diagnosis and I was hoping by regulating...

  56. Total Thyroidectomy or wait watch? HELP. 18th May 2007
    ... well - "a very uneducated endo who put me on to much tapazole and left me with no immune system" - but I won't go...
    ... my choice. Yet this is her recommendation. I am on tapazole , toporol, nexium and ativan as needed. It has been ... doseages and honestly I believe I could manage the tapazole by how I feel ...but...I don't. It is as if the ... opposed to surgery yet the dr. sez' I can not stay on tapazole . So I am waiting to get my levels euro for surgery ... . It has been 5 weeks since I was put back on tapazole . I was off for months, I can not understand their...
    ... Misohopi - you can stay on tapazole - or they have another PTU that is less known for ... watch for. So when they tell you that staying on the Tapazole is not an option - that is not true. I was messed ... because my wonderful first endo put me on 40mg of tapazole and said "see ya in 8 weeks". Well by the time eight ... was well in progress. So then he just stopped my Tapazole - sent my heart through the ruff - and with my lowered ... heard of many people that stay on the correct level of tapazole for 30+ years - yes you have to watch your blood levels ... your doctor told you that you couldn't stay on the tapazole - I had to write and tell you that isn't true. Fight...
    ... levels are off the charts and when they put me on tapazole they said it wil destroy my liver, that I can not ... symptoms go away. I will have to ask again about the tapazole , not looking forward to any of this. Just want to...
    ... loretta38, I was put on 80mg of Tapazole plus 3 ToporolXL, and Nexium and left for @ 6 weeks ... 1.5 0.01 1.16 9 I was taken off Tapazole in Nov. in preparation for RA therapy put back on ... iAny input on the numbers? I am now on 40 mg. of Tapazole and starting to ache the sweats are getting better...
    ... The latest info today is to increase the tapazole to 3 a day, and to come back in three weeks. Everytime...

  57. After the fact 18th May 2007
    ... immune system by putting me on the highest level of tapazole possible and making me sick. Had no choice but to...

  58. Hashi Goiter Has Returned 18th May 2007
    ... hyperthyroid. I could not stay on the meds because tapazole knocked out my immune system - actually a really bad...

  59. Hashimoto's.......I need some feedback 17th May 2007
    ... of underactive. So she wrote me a prescription for Tapazole which is a medication to treat hyperthyroidism. I...
    ... that is why you have a 1.3% on that one. About the Tapazole , I am not an expert on the hyper side of things, but ... biochemically. So, if your doctor thinks you need the Tapazole that means you are hyper right now, Hashimoto's notwithstan...

  60. ashma and hashis!!midwest anyone help!!! 8th May 2007
    ... a hard time taking a deep breath when I was taking Tapazole for hyperactive thyroid. My doc told me to stop taking ... constricted by the goiter, so I stopped taking the tapazole and just take the propranolol, and I feel so so much...

  61. Help please 8th May 2007
    ... so the doc said it has to go. The endo prescribed tapazole and propranalol but I felt awful side effects: itchy...

  62. itchy skin 8th May 2007
    ... I was put on tapazole for hyperthyroid and 3 weeks into it my skin especially ... a rash but no rash. She told me to stop taking the tapazole ....

  63. New member, new stories, new questions. 8th May 2007
    ... about 3-4 months after I first sought help.I take Tapazole and things are pretty much quieted down, but I can ... I still get a racing heart.I only take 2.5 mgs of Tapazole , so maybe an increase is due, but don't give up, this...
    ... diagnosed me with Graves disease. I had been put on Tapazole and beta blockers for my heart - but got sick on those...

  64. The Chronic Cough. 5th May 2007
    ... thyroid about three weeks ago and have been taking Tapazole and a beta blocker. The cough has been annoying me ... hour! I called the endo and she discontinued the tapazole and thinks she needs to move up the planned surgery...

  65. Treating Graves' With RAI...??? 3rd May 2007
    ... pulled the rug out from under me" - when he put me on Tapazole 40mg - highest dosage you can take - which knocked...

  66. could have died last night 3rd May 2007
    ... more. And then the hives came back. Same problem with tapazole I had. I tried to just use cortisone cream, and benadryl...
    ... more. And then the hives came back. Same problem with tapazole I had. I tried to just use cortisone cream, and benadryl...
    ... and don't know what it is. I too had trouble with tapazole and finally had my thyroid removed - but have never...
    ... prescribed for hyperthyroidism or Graves disease is PTU or Tapazole . PTU stands for Propylthiouracil. I believe it is...
    ... never put me on the PTU - had a bad enough time with Tapazole . Hugs....
    ... first endo was thoughful enough to slap me on 40mg of tapazole and said - "see ya in 8 weeks and we will schedule ... first endo was right on course - continue the 40 mg of tapazole - we will up that enderal (heart beta blocker) and ... alternative. I was in a mess and couldn't take the tapazole anymore - my immune system was destroyed and I had ... - and - so far - so good. Can you not take the Tapazole ? I know you were allergic to the PTU - but did they ... ever try Tapazole ? Along with a beta blocker for your heart symptoms...

  67. Hyperthyroidism and knee ache 30th April 2007
    ... diagnosed with post partum hyperthyroidism. I am taking tapazole to decrease the pulse and the blood pressure since...
    ... Hi! I've had some pretty bad shoulder pain while on Tapazole . I believe muscle and joint pain is a side effect ... nflammatory for it. My doctor isn't convinced it's from the Tapazole , but I am. How about ptu,maybe it would be better...

  68. Help! Hyper To Hypo On Tapezole 27th April 2007
    ... ranges. It for sure shows you're getting too much tapazole . But for the heart, it's not nearly as bad as it ... was with the hyper. They will need to adjust the tapazole until they get it right. There's all kinds of ways...
    ... negative .34 something and they put me on 40mg of tapazole a day - the highest dosage you can take - because ... a total thyrotoxic storm. So within a week - that tapazole can change things rather quickly. It knocked my immune...
    ... if he'll agree to put you on a smaller dose of the tapazole and maybe increase the inderal or something. You...
    ... like most docs they go by the tsh only. I stopped Tapazole for a week and my numbers went right back down again...
    ... tell him. You have atenolol on hand and you have tapazole on hand. A little extra atenolol can bring it back ... down pretty quick and you could start back on the tapazole at a lower dose and not even have to make a trip to...
    ... with 2 solid nodules and my endo put me on 60 mg of tapazole a day and propanalol for hand tremors/bp. After 3 ... week. I called the doc and she told me to stop the tapazole , she feared that the thyroid was obstucting my airway...
    ... Hi, That's quite a whalloping dose of tapazole . I never took more than 30mg of the tap but at one ... impression that 40mg was the top of the range for tapazole but I may be wrong. I do recall the hands and feet...
    ... I had severe hyperthyroidism and that the 60 mg of tapazole would stop the hyperactivity of my thyroid. She also ... thyroid storm. Maybe my thyroid swelled due to the tapazole , I recall feeling like I had swollen glands. Can ... t tell you how much better I feel not taking that tapazole . I can breathe and I actually slept 8 hours last night...
    ... Maybe I'm missing something but was treatment at 60mg tapazole started based soley on an elevated total t4? No TSH...
    ... negative .34 something and they put me on 40mg of tapazole a day - the highest dosage you can take - because ... a total thyrotoxic storm. So within a week - that tapazole can change things rather quickly. It knocked my immune...

  69. eye twitching? 27th April 2007
    ... before I had any other symptom! It got better after the Tapazole , I remember,it came back after I stopped it, fine...

  70. Does anybody ever feel like this? 25th April 2007
    ... good. I did gain some weight back when I was put on Tapazole - but not that much. But then I had lost so much...

  71. Anyone else fyl into a rage over little things? 25th April 2007
    ... Hi, I'm graves and on Tapazole , feeling less hungry. :) However, I'm still MAD...
    ... not sure if the carb is another brand name for your Tapazole , but I've been through the various different stages...

  72. Talk about gettn kicked while ur down!! 24th April 2007
    ... Thanks for the reply, I am not on tapazole as of yet, they are waiting for my levels to stay...

  73. Overactive thyroid 24th April 2007
    ... still gaining weight? I have been on only 2.5 mgs. of Tapazole since last September, and gained about 7 pounds, but...

  74. Questions Regarding Replacement Therapy. 23rd April 2007
    ... hyperthyroidism - but Graves disease. Put me on Tapazole (40mg) and Enderal (120mg) a day and referred me to ... through three of those before I found one I liked. The Tapazole was knocking out my immune system and I got really...
    ... while: off Desiccated thyroid when I went Hyper, on Tapazole and Inderal, off Tapazole/Inderal, post RAI and present...

  75. Selenium,other minerals good for hyper or hypo? 21st April 2007
    ... my levels more, They're already off from stopping Tapazole for a week and then cutting my dosage on my own..stupid...
    ... message board and read about a woman who's been on Tapazole since 1979!! GEEZ!! I guess remission is out of the...

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