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Antihistamine Benadryl Hyperthyroidism Overactive Thyroid
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Overactive thyroid on bistoprolol and have pitting odema is this the tablets or should I be worried?
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
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
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
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
No: Pain that is just localized to the knees is not related. ...Read more
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
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