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Absence Of A Lunula Thyroid
Nails of hands are blue near lunula.Dark brown lines in multiple nails.B12,calcium,iron serum,thyroid normal.Feeling numbness in hands & legs. Reason?
Vascular? melanin?: The dark brown lines could be melanin deposition. Is the blueness could be vascular such as Raynaud's phenomenon which may result in numbness in fingers and toes, as you have normal labs. Also, 60,000 IUs is a high dose of D. Do you take that everyday? For how long? There could be various etiologies of your symptoms and I recommend seeing your primary care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more
Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more