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What Do I Do If I Forgot to Take My Thyroid Meds?

“Do I take it immediately? Do I double up? How will it be affected if I just ate or drank? Help!” We’ve got you covered.

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

Thyroid Nodules: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

When a thyroid nodule is not cancerous and is benign, is it necessary to remove it anyway? No, not always. In fact, thyroid nodules are quite common. However, even aside from cancer, there are some reasons that thyroid nodules must go — like when they’re large and in charge.

The Hype About H2O

Long gone are the days of advising you to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water. Now, it’s known that it’s more important to drink the right amount of water for your specific weight.

Can You Have Both Graves' AND Hashimoto's?

This is a common question about two separate yet similar autoimmune thyroid diseases. The truth is: You can have both, and at the same time.

Do The Side Effects Of Methotrexate Ever Go Away?

Experts weigh in on the side effects of methotrexate, how long they can take to subside, and how to prevent them.

What to do When Your Asthma Medication is Discontinued

I took many asthma medications as a child that are no longer offered. Should I be concerned as to why they’re no longer offered? What could any long-term side effects be?

Can RA Go Into Remission or Disappear?

When an RA factor comes back positive, and then years later comes back negative – does that mean you’re in remission? We had a senior staff rheumatologist from Henry Ford Health Systems weigh in.

Which Cold Remedies Can I Use While on Methotrexate?

While immunosuppressants like Methotrexate and biologics are helping to suppress your RA, your body becomes vulnerable to colds, and then you’re limited on what to take because of how medicine affects immunosuppressants. What’s a person with a cold (...

What to Do When You Miss a Birth Control Pill

Missed a pill or two? Don’t panic — here’s what to do to get back on track and stay protected against pregnancy.