Quote from etIII:Hello beebsqtip,
I'm not a Dr. nor do I specialize in anything (only carpentry and plumbing). What I would like to know is why an Endo would tell your husband that he can slow down on his heart meds? That is not the Endo's specialty! "Do listen to his regular Dr. or cardiologist". The heart comes first before the thyroid! You didn't mention your husband's age, how old is he? Radioactive Iodine can effect the thyroid. We're studying the effects of radiation out here in Guam in the middle of the Pacific. Please tell us a little more about his condition. We aren't experts, yet we might have experiences to share.
We're here for the both of you! Good luck!
Thank you for responding.
Well my husband is 28 yrs old. I'm not sure what other info you need, but I'll give you what I can.
The signs in the past that gave me clues that there was something wrong with him was lots of weight loss. Always hot, doesn't sleep much drinks a lot of liquids. All though at the time I was convinced that he was a diabetic. All though in the past he was checked for it and was it was a negative.
Anyways, right now he is taking Proproanolol 40mg 2 tablets 3x a day, Diltiazem Hydrochloride 30mg 1 pill 3x a day, Propylthiour 50mg 4 pill 3x a day and asprin ec 1x a day.
I can't remember if I askes this already but, is he going to be always medicated. I mean in his condition I don't want him not be medicated, but it seams like his life depends on it even if he forgets or misses 1 small pill. To me this is scary.