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What to do if I have hyperthyroid and muscle wasting?

What to do if I have hyperthyroid and muscle wasting?

Antithyroid drugs: Prefer antithyroid drugs rather than radioactive iodine in most of my pateints with hyperthyroidism. Do Not us drugs, decongestants etc, too much caffeine which can make it worse. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Put on 10mg propranolol for hyperthyroid symptoms. Feel tired and muscle weakness. Went for a walk and felt horrible after. Will this pass?

Put on 10mg propranolol for hyperthyroid symptoms. Feel tired and muscle weakness. Went for a walk and felt horrible after. Will this pass?

Stop & reassess: B"sd unusual for low dose propranolol - need to clarify the indication for the propranolol - most cases don't need it. Would be glad to discuss full details of diagnosis and therapy for hyperthryoidism ...Read more

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I Had radioactive iodine treatment 6 months ago for hyperthyroidism. Felt ok for months after but now have loss of muscle strength.Is this expected?

I Had radioactive iodine treatment 6 months ago for hyperthyroidism. Felt ok for months after but now have loss of muscle strength.Is this expected?

NO!: Get some thyroid tests as soon as practicable...Muscle weakness can be due to persistent hyper-thyroidism AND due as well to HYPO-thyroidism EITHER are possible in patients after RAI treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport?(grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?

With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport?(grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?

Thyroid + Exercise: Probably best to wait until medication resolves thyrotoxicosis due to the cardiac risk (tachy-arrythmias). There are also occasionally potassium abnormalities. ...Read more

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Tsh is 1 but I don't feel ok..usually have fast heart 90-100 rest-fast breathing-muscle cramps-hair loss..am I level hyperthyroidism or not related?

Tsh is 1 but I don't feel ok..usually have fast heart 90-100 rest-fast breathing-muscle cramps-hair loss..am I level hyperthyroidism or not related?

Heart beat fast: i would have a complete physical with your primary care doctor. He or she can sort out these issues for you. It is not likely hyperthyroidism. Are you the only bald member in the family? If not, it is likely genetic. Fast heart beat can be anxiety. Are you very stressed? De stress your life. ...Read more

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What can I do to build muscle when I have an overactive thyroid?

What can I do to build muscle when I have an overactive thyroid?

Treat thyroid!: As long as you have high thyroid levels, your body is breaking down tissue, including muscle, faster than you can build it. Depending upon how high the thyroid levels are, exercising may be dangerous. So fix the thyroid, get the thyroid levels normal, then work with weights or other forms of resistance training and make sure you're getting plenty of protein in your diet. ...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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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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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