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Blood Drawn... Skip The Benzos?
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:28:20 PM »
I'm planning on getting my THyroid screening down tomorrow, And I'm pretty sure they draw your blood...

Should I skip on the benzos tomorrow morning? I don't want to bleed out if it thins your blood or messes with the test. :dazed:
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Re: Blood Drawn... Skip The Benzos?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 12:17:52 AM »
Should I skip on the benzos tomorrow morning? I don't want to bleed out if it thins your blood or messes with the test. :dazed:

Benzodiazepines (BZDs) aren't blood thinners. Many antidepressants are, but you won't bleed to death when taking them either unless the wound is huge. Nor, afaik, do BZDs affect thyroid blood tests. Their affect on thyroid function is tiny.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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