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How come people with hyperthyroidism cannot take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

How come people with hyperthyroidism cannot take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): First your hyperthyroidism must be controlled.
Benadryl should not have any effect.

Please go online to "Drugs. Com" - look for "Benadryl and Thyroid" - and you will find everything you need ...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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Can antihistamines cause hyperthyroidism?

Can antihistamines cause hyperthyroidism?

No.: But if they are combined with a decongestant (such as pseudoephedrine/sudafed) then the decongestant can cause some symptoms which can also occur with hyperthyroidism, including shakiness, fast pulse, feeling "wired", or anxious. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines push you hypo or hyper thyroid?

Do antihistamines push you hypo or hyper thyroid?

Unlikely: There is no data or documentation that states antihistamines can affect the thyroid in an either up or down manner. ...Read more

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Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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How often should get tested for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)?

How often should get tested for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)?

Depends on condition: It depends on what is going on with your thyroid. If there is no reason to suspect hyperthyroidism, a tsh/ft4 is not usually checked. If you have graves disease and are on antithyroid meds (eg methimazole), then you need to be checked every 3-6 months, depending on symptoms. With thyroiditis (different kinds), even more frequent checks may be needed. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Thyroid: I am assuming you already have your baby - congrats and enjoy.
If your overactive thyroid is being treated with medicine you won't hurt your baby.
If you have been treated with radio-active iodine within the last week you should be using a different lavatory from your baby.
If you have had radio-active iodine longer than a week ago your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response.
Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

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How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

A few reasons: The most common cause is an autoimmune condition where the body starts attacking the thyroid gland, a condition called graves disease where the thyroid starts overproducing thyroid hormones. Viral diseases can also cause inflammation of the thyroid, hence causing hyperthyroidism (thyroiditis) as well as some medications, commonly medications used to treat bipolar disease. ...Read more

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Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

No: Effective treatments for an overactive thyroid include radioactive iodine ablation, thyroid-blocking medicines, and surgery. Trying unproven therapies just delays the inevitable, and exposes the body to harmful effects of excess thyroid hormone including over-stimulation of the heart, loss of calcium from the bone, loss of muscle mass, and irritability/poor judgment affecting jobs & marriages. ...Read more

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Can an overactive thyroid be cured with medication?

Can an overactive thyroid be cured with medication?

Treated not cured: Medication will control the overactivity of the thyroid and radioactive iodine will usually control the overactivity. Surgery will cure it but will leave you with need to take thyroid hormone by mouth for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Watch OTC meds: Agree w/ dr kern's answer. I would also suggest caution with otc (over-the-counter) products, especially those containing a decongestant used for relief of cold and allergy symptoms. Many otc products include a warning not to use them if you have thyroid disease. If your overactive thyroid is mild or has been successfully treated, they may be fine, but check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid and what can be done for it?

Imaging, lab tests: First visit your primary care doc. Get examined clinacally, to exclude lymphn. Need to r/o simple overactive thyroid versus hyperactive thyroid cancers. Need thyroid function tests -a set of blood tests to be done in addition to lipid profile, CBC to r/o anemia which can result from thryoid dz, alkaline phosphatase from high from bone turnover in overactive dz. Also need to get thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid? I need to know all possibly

What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid? I need to know all possibly

Hyperthyroidism: May manifest as tremulousness, exopthalmos, heat intolerance, tiredness, dry skin, weight loss and nervousness and irritability ...Read more

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If a person has an overactive thyroid, can it be only partially destroyed by a small dose of i131?

Usually not: Attempts have been made in the past to give multiple small doses of i131 until thyroid levels are normal. Unfortunately, this usually doesn't work. By the time you give enough i131 to get rid of the overactive thyroid, most people will become hypothyroid anyhow. I think the best way is to take a dose that will work, and not worry if you become hypothyroid, as this is easily treated. ...Read more

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Will an overactive thyroid make you go blind?

Graves' disease: An overactive thyroid can cause graves' disease. This is a condition associated with swelling of the tissues that surround your eyes, leading to eyelid retraction ("bug eyes"). If severe enough, this can cause significant eye irritation, double vision and redness. In severe cases, the swelling can damage the optic nerve and cause major visual loss. This needs to be followed by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Overactive thyroid on bistoprolol and have pitting odema is this the tablets or should I be worried?

Overactive thyroid on bistoprolol and have pitting odema is this the tablets or should I be worried?

Symptomatic relief: The beta blocker is designed to give you symptomatic relief from the hyperthyroidism - but it does not treat the hyperthyroidism. Talk w/your doctor about real treatment, such as radioiodine or antithyroid pills - radioiodine is usually a better therapy. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people, prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform, tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination. ...Read more

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My father has overactive thyroid. What does this mean?

My father has overactive thyroid. What does this mean?

Overactive thyroid: It means his thyroid is making too much hormone. Causes include: graves disease, inflammed thyroid, taking too much thyroid hormone, taking too much iodine, a thyroid growth, and rarely tumors of the testes or ovaries. He needs to see his physician to get this evaluated and treated. It can cause problems if not treated adequately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid be a misdiagnosis of meningitis?

Can overactive thyroid be a misdiagnosis of meningitis?

Not likely: The findings are very different, and the pace of the disorders are also different. Meningitis is acute, associated with fever, neck stiffness, headache, perhaps delirium or coma, and is associated with an infection with abnormal spinal fluid. Thyroid disorders are more gradual, and, in absence of an unusually active thyroiditis, fairly easy for your doc to deal with. ...Read more

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Help please! Is dizziness a symptom for overactive thyroid?

Its a symptom: For many things but it does not specicially suggest overactive thyroid. Dizziness is non specific but often related to your inner ear or brain. ...Read more

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Which vitamins can help an overactive thyroid?

Which vitamins can help an overactive thyroid?

There isn't any: As far as I know, there isn't any otc meds/vitamins that can treat/help with overactive thyroid. If you have symptoms such as heat intolerance, eating more yet losing weight, muscle weakness, rapid heart rate, sweating etc...Please see doc because these symptoms suggest significant disease activities. Prolonged hyperactive thyroid can cause long term consequences. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are painful knees a symptom of overactive thyroid?

Are painful knees a symptom of overactive thyroid?

No: Pain that is just localized to the knees is not related. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my mother had an overactive thyroid am I likely to inherit it?

Higher chance: Autoimmune thyroid disease (graves and hashimotos) tends to run in families, but it is not a sure thing. You should be alert to the symptoms so it can be caught early. If your mom had graves disease, you could get either graves or hashimotos. ...Read more

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Is brain fog a symptom of overactive thyroid?

CNS activation: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, irritability, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue. In rare instances, it may cause manic or psychotic symptoms. It is good to be evaluated by your physician to determine if you have a thyroid abnormality. ...Read more

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Are palps (mine feel like my heart stops) that are caused by either electric, or overactive thyroid serious? Good echo results but no palps during it.

Are palps (mine feel like my heart stops) that are caused by either electric, or overactive thyroid serious? Good echo results but no palps during it.

No: Not serious. Determine thyroid disorder via bloodworm. Also, check serum potassium and magnesium levels. If all ok, then likely you are experiencing premature beats that feel like skipping beats or pauses. These are benign, and are aggravated by caffeine or emotional stress as wells by lack of sleep. ...Read more

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My mom has been on thyroid meds for last 8 yrs for an overactive thyroid. Now for several months she been sleepy very tired no energy what could this?

My mom has been on thyroid meds for last 8 yrs for an overactive thyroid. Now for several months she been sleepy very tired no energy what could this?

Check levels: A good starting point would be to recheck thyroid hormones and a CBC. Other things to check would be B12 and glucose. The rest depends upon her exam, the initial lab findings and other factors (quality of sleep, other medical conditions) ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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