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Achy Legs Sign Of Hyperthyroidism
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 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
Low end of "normal" TSH, high T4. Hyperthyroidism or High T4 syndrome? Weight loss, jittery, weak legs, hot flushes, fast h.r.
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
52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?
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 think i may have some symptoms of hyperthyroidism e.G pain in knee joints, hair loss, anxiety..Can you recommend any diet supplements for this?
No: Please see an endocrinologist for a proper treatment plan. Feel better. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Night sweats, body has itchy burning lumpy rash started on neck. Now on forearms. Tsh level at zero. Is rash sign of hyperthyroidism?
Stomach very sensitive. For example, if I sleep only 6 hours, I have a sensitive stomach all day. If I wait longer than around 15 mins,w/out eating anything or drinking juice, stomach ache all day. Already tested for hyperthyroidism, negative. Any suggest
Non ulcer dyspepsia:
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We have a web site that will help. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
Hyperthyroid symp for over 5 mo. Labs fluctuate between high T4 to normal. Pain in rt side neck. U/S 2mm hyperbolic in up & low rt lobes. Next step?
Uptake....: Can wait or get a uptake study.......that will explain more indepth.. ...Read more
Yes: This is very possible, especially in the elderly patients. The definitive way to know is thru lab testings. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hyperthyroidism: Secondary hyperthyroidism is quite rare and can be caused by a pituitary gland tumor or dysfunction secreting too much TSH. . A thyroidologist or endocrinologist would have to be involved in such cases to prove that secondary hyperthyroidism is indeed present. Appropriate testing would be ordered. ...Read more