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can someone tell me why with graves disease...

Patients with GD must also avoid novocaine, antihistamines and ephedrine.

i read this in an artical but they didnt exsplain WHY!

p.s. i have GD.....


Asked by sandraberke at 8:15 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Health

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  • Grave's Disease or HYPERthyroidism, means your body is always running at "double time" speed--metabolism, heart rate, oxygen consumption, etc. Medications that act as anti-histamines, or "non-drowsy" formulas and novocaine to the GD patient can actually increase your heart rate and lead to tachycardia--where your heart ineffectively "flutters" and does not pump blood effectively which can lead to cardiac arrest.


    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:30 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Those things can be triggers in some people that causes over production of TSH (a hormone). Here is a link I found for you:


    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:22 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • omg so i can die if i go get a tooth pulled? i already have heart issues im on a beta blocker right now and my normal resting heart rate is 110 with the highest being 175....w/o meds. this is like first thing in the AM..

    Comment by sandraberke (original poster) at 9:33 PM on Dec. 18, 2010