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    Cautiously only undergo nicotine replacement therapy

    People suffering with an over active thyroid need to be cautious in undergoing nicotine replacement therapy. This is as per the instructions of

    http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformatio ... /index.htm

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    NRT should also be used with caution in people with: an uncontrolled overactive thyroid gland; a phaeochromocytoma (a non-cancerous growth in the adrenal gland); and with impaired function of the liver or kidneys.

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    Re: Cautiously only undergo nicotine replacement therapy

    May be this should be in Hyperthyroidism

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    Re: Cautiously only undergo nicotine replacement therapy

    It should. Thread moved.

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    Re: Cautiously only undergo nicotine replacement therapy

    Why? Is there a prob with NRT n thyroidism? I stopped smoking, went on nRT n was undergoing tests for thyroid probs within 2 months. Any info would be great - cheers!

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    Re: Cautiously only undergo nicotine replacement therapy

    Now when I think back, I had similar case. I used to smoke when I a kid and then was identified by hyperthyroidism later on. Could this all be related?

    I know smoking temporarily raises Cortisol levels and depletes levels of vitamin C very quickly but apart from that, haven't got much clue that it can cause thyroid gland issues

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    MMM it is interesting - I have checked NRT info - one shouldn't use if one is HYPER... on the support site I use for smoking more than one person has developed thyroid probs after smoking cessation - prob with NRT as the sites are supported by the big drug companies which get diosh for promoting smoking cessation... I wonder... Just think about publicity - and compo - if there were to be found a link to NRT and thyroid illness development. Not that I want compo - I want my health - but is interesting.

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    Re: Cautiously only undergo nicotine replacement therapy

    I know patients who have Thyroid Eye Disease, also called Graves' Opthamology when Graves'-caused and their Dr.s prescribed stop smoking aids so that they could eliminate the inflammatory chemicals in cigarettes, that can seriously agravate TED. I'm not a smoker but have seen how difficult quitting can be from experiences of family members. I think it's great to see better drugs being developed to help with this.
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