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I have recently been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Is there anything i can do to stop the swelling in my legs, or any medicine that gives result?

I have recently been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Is there anything i can do to stop the swelling in my legs, or any medicine that gives  result?

Not much: Leg swelling is not a typical complication of hyperthyroidism but if the two are related, using a medication like methimazole to bring your thyroid hormone levels down to normal may help in a month or two. If the swelling persists you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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I have panic attacks, heart palpitations, & severe anxiety. Could I have hyperthyroidism? I'm only 16! I also feel a pulse/twitch in my leg constantly

I have panic attacks, heart palpitations, & severe anxiety. Could I have hyperthyroidism? I'm only 16! I also feel a pulse/twitch in my leg constantly

Need an exam: Your symptoms can be due to psychological factors, but may also be due to physical disorder. You need to see your MD for a physical exam. A simple blood test (T3, T4, TSH) can determine if you have a thyroid disorder. Your leg twitch may be due to panic/anxiety, but may be due to electrolyte imbalance (again blood test will tell). If physical exam is normal, then see a psychologist using CBT. ...Read more

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Low end of "normal" TSH, high T4. Hyperthyroidism or High T4 syndrome? Weight loss, jittery, weak legs, hot flushes, fast h.r.

Low end of "normal" TSH, high T4. Hyperthyroidism or High T4 syndrome?  Weight loss, jittery, weak legs, hot flushes,  fast h.r.

Needs evaluation: 24 hour Radioactive Iodine uptake test of thyroid can differentiate high T4 versus Graves disease (Hyperthyroidism.) Please seek evaluation by primary care, Internal Medicine or Endocrinologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can bisoprolol withdrawal cause hyperthyroidism? I've had a Fast heart rate, aches on my legs, back. And feeling tired from that adrenaline feeling

Can bisoprolol withdrawal cause hyperthyroidism? I've had a Fast heart rate, aches on my legs, back. And feeling tired from that adrenaline feeling

May feel like it: bisoprolol is a beta blocker and needs to be tapered off gradually depending on your dose and the length of time you have been on it. If you stop it abruptly you will have tachycardia, possible palpitations and feel generally terrible. Yes those symptoms are similar to hyperthyroid symptoms! See your doctor! Your blood pressure is probably high too!!! ...Read more

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52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?

52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?

Easy bruising need: Work up , will have explainable reason , like low platelet count, medication reaction etc . Speak to your doctor , for tests and possible referral to hematologist ( or your oncologist who treated you ). ...Read more

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I have a overactive thyroid taking carbimazole 40mg and propanalol 20 mg I have pitting odema in my legs and my heart beat is 127 is this normal?

I have a overactive thyroid taking carbimazole 40mg and propanalol 20 mg I have pitting odema in my legs and my heart beat is 127 is this normal?

Not normal: No this is not normal. I doubt that you feel normal. You should see your doctor, preferably an endocrinologist, immediately so that your medication can be adjusted. Both surgery and radiation are also treatment options for your condition. Feel better. ...Read more

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I always had hyperthyroidism and now I have hypothyroidism but i show no signs of either one? Why would this be?

I always had hyperthyroidism and now I have hypothyroidism but i show no signs of either one? Why would this be?

Thyroid: It is impossible to answer your question. What is the evidence that you were ever hyper- or hypothyroid? As you suggest, blood test results with no symptoms make one question the blood tests, or the interpretation. There are conditions, such as thyroiditis, where you go through a period of hyper, followed by hypo. You should see an endocrinologist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

Goiter: Swelling of the thyroid gland shows enlarged swollen neck (diffuse or nodular) with weight loss despite increased appetite, and heat intolerance. Common causes are iodine deficiency & selenium deficiency & also autoimmune thyroid diseases. Of interest, as i read a while back, president george bush & his wife barbara bush , both had goiter. ...Read more

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What are signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are signs of hyperthyroidism?

Many..: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily

but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection

so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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What are the signs of hyperthyroidism

What are the signs of hyperthyroidism

Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased sweating, thin hair/skin/nails, poor recent memory are among the most common. ...Read more

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Doc said I have high caluim levels.i get really hungry and flu like,thristy. Is that a sign of hyperthyroidism. Sugar levels are ok and so is cholest?

Doc said I have high caluim levels.i get really hungry and flu like,thristy. Is that a sign of hyperthyroidism. Sugar levels are ok and so is cholest?

Not hyperthyroidism: A high calcium level can be a sign of hyperparathyroidism, not hyperthyroidism. The parathyroid is a small group of glands located next to your thyroid, but has nothing to do with your thyroid. Typical symptoms of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, tremulousness, fast heart rate, heat intolerance, muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, light periods, increased bowel movements. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroid. Had chest pain before thyroid was controlled. But now dull ache on my left shoulder blade. Seek med help?

Hyperthyroid. Had chest pain before thyroid was controlled. But now dull ache on my left shoulder blade. Seek med help?

Hyperthyroid symptom: 20F of unknown ethnicity, location, or current meds asks: Hyperthyroid with chest pain went away with Rx. Now has dull ache of L shoulder blade: Seek med help;. ANS: review what you have been doing- lifting, moving, exercising. etc last few days. If that reveals no good explanation and it continues for another few days then seek real medical help not here. ...Read more

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What are signs of an overactive thyroid?

What are signs of an overactive thyroid?

Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased sweating, thin hair/skin/nails, poor recent memory are among the most common. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Possible, but unlike: Overactive thyroid can cause many, many different symptoms. It can increase your intestinal transit time leading to diarrhea, but continuous cramps is unlikely. Get your thyroid level normalized and you'll know if the thyroid was responsible. Meanwhile, keep looking for other possible causes. ...Read more

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Bad cramping in my legs, face twitching, was told i had back arthritis and was told I have hyperthyroidism. Small sore red lump on my leg, sore nippl?

Bad cramping in my legs, face twitching, was told i had back arthritis  and was told I have hyperthyroidism. Small sore red lump on my leg, sore nippl?

Hyperthyroidism: So what's your question? Hyperthyroidism or excess thyroid function needs to be evaluated & treated to minimize risk for palpitations, racing heart beat, atrial fibrillation, tremors, anxiety, bulging eyes (exophthalmos), weight loss, bone density loss, etc. Hyperthyroidism might explain some of your symptoms but i'm not sure about red lump & sore nipple (gynecomastia?). Go see your family doc. ...Read more

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I am suufering from hyperthyroid and have gained a lot of weight..want to reduce it, doctor has asked me to take Orlistat orlica 60 mg for 6 months, s?

Confused: If you have gained weight, then you are probably hypothyroid.
Hyperthyroidism would be associated with weight loss.
Nevertheless, simple proper treatment with thyroid replacement should bring about loss of weight, and I therefore would not recommend a concurrent supplement. You may want to consider seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be hyperthyroid without having any symptom ?

Is it possible to be hyperthyroid without having any symptom ?

Yes: This is very possible, especially in the elderly patients. The definitive way to know is thru lab testings. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

Rarely: Very rarely hyperthyrodism can turn into a condition call thyroid storm, which can l be life threatening. In addition, long term untreated hyperthyrodism can cause atrial fibrillation, which can predispose t. ...Read more

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Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: Most hyperthyroidism is due to graves' disease, which is an auto-immune condition. The immune system misclassifies a thyroid protein as not belonging to the person, and make antibodies that attack the protein. In graves' disease, the antibodies trick the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone. Like most auto-immune conditions, graves' disease occurs more often in women than in men. ...Read more

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Is a hyperthyroidism person can have kids?

Is a hyperthyroidism person can have kids?

Yes: Although it is probably best to get the hyperthyroidism treated first. Different treatment options can affect the timing of pregnancy. With surgery, once the thyroid labs are normal, it would be safe. With radioactive iodine, standard advice is to wait 6-12 months. With thyroid blocking tablets, it is best to wait 1 year after finishing the course of treatment (total 1-2.5 years). ...Read more

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Garmets make my skin itch, have hyperthyroid?

Garmets make my skin itch, have hyperthyroid?

Patch testing: You might want to see a dermatologist who can do patch testing to see what you are allergic to. If you shower a lot and use soap all over instead of just on your private parts that may b the reason. Cream moisturizers are better than lotions. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
559 doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more