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43yr, hypothy-62.5mcg TSH-0.53, sweating, pain while swallowing, weakness, slow breathing, insomnia, swelling hand, ankles, is it possible? Hyperthyroid at. 53

43yr, hypothy-62.5mcg TSH-0.53, sweating, pain while swallowing, weakness, slow breathing, insomnia, swelling hand, ankles, is it possible? Hyperthyroid at. 53

Possible: Hi. There's huge individual variation in response to any level of thyroid hormone replacement. Some of those symptoms COULD be your body's response to having a TSH of 0.53. I would try lowering your l-thyroxine dose to 50 mcg or 25 mcg and see if your symptoms improve with your TSH coming up a bit. However, many people feel fine with a TSH of 0.53, and it's possible your symptoms are not thyroid ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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My Mother is experiencing fatigue, insomnia, difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: mild), legs cr...

My Mother is experiencing fatigue, insomnia, difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: mild), legs cr...

Sounds like: SLEEP APNEA may be the "culprit" A sleep study may be indicated and your Mom should discuss this with her PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this is helpful
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Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Apparently so: As dr. Howell says, there's controversy about this, as there's money in selling aspartame-sweetened diet drinks and more. However, cleansing your system of toxins when you have unusual symptoms makes sense. "non-nutritional" sweetener is what it's euphemistically called. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food. Aspx. ...Read more

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Hi. I am having very bad insomnia that comes with shortness of breath (as if breathing doesn't come naturally) with a itching skin. Help me!

Hi. I am having very bad insomnia that comes with shortness of breath (as if breathing doesn't come naturally) with a itching skin. Help me!

Seek an evaluation: Shortness of breath, itching and insomnia can be from so many different causes. Please see your primary care physician for an evaluation. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Insomnia for a few weeks, breathing problems when lying down, as soon as I nod of to sleep, I awake, heart beating fast but a weird rhymthm? What's wrng

Insomnia for a few weeks, breathing problems when lying down, as soon as I nod of to sleep, I awake, heart beating fast but a weird rhymthm? What's wrng

Eval: Talk to your doc. If it persists there is also a sleep center nearby. Http://www. Emoryhealthcare. Org/sleep/become-a-patient/your-sleep-study. Html. ...Read more

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Not sleeping, irregular periods, violent coughing, insomnia, depression, anxiety, rapid heart beats, weight loss, difficulty breathing. What's wrong?

Not sleeping, irregular periods, violent coughing, insomnia, depression, anxiety, rapid heart beats, weight loss, difficulty breathing. What's wrong?

See your doctor: One possible cause is thyroid imbalance. Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia, light or missed periods, shortness of breath, weight loss, change in appetite, nervousness ; other emotional reactions, palpitations, - as well as fatigue, irritability, sweating, loss of hair, loose stools, tremor ; weakness. ...Read more

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Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above information, you could be having an acute pulmonary problem needing immediate attention. ...Read more

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Am having difficulty sleeping & have strained breathing&burping. What shud be done stress echo or normal echo. While walking have no probs of breathing.

Am having difficulty sleeping & have strained breathing&burping. What shud be done stress echo or normal echo. While walking have no probs of breathing.

Gerd? Sleep apnea?: The fact that your shortness of breath does not get worse with walking or exercise would go against an ischemic or lack of blood flow scenario for which stress echo is necessary. In addition a regular echo might not be the next dx choice either. If this happens more during night I would consider possible gerd, aka reflux, and trying sleeping with 2 oil lows or take an anti acid Li protonix (pantoprazole) befor ...Read more

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What is my husband's diagnosis? He's experiencing shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping and breathing, fatigue, body tingles and throat clogging.

What is my husband's diagnosis? He's experiencing shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping and breathing, fatigue, body tingles and throat clogging.

Dunno but. ..: Take him to his doc. He could have viral or bacterial respiratory illness. Cannot make this sort of diagnosis over the net in 400 spaces. He needs to be seen by someone in the flesh! ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen tonsils, nasal congestion, difficulty sleeping and difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat) (quali...

I am experiencing swollen tonsils, nasal congestion, difficulty sleeping and difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat) (quali...

Swollen tonsils: Swollen tonsils can be due to many things: did you have a cold recently? Allergies? Fevers? What is your diet like? We can help. Send answers. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), panic attack, difficulty breathing, nausea (severity: moderate), shortness of breath, rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress), difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psycho

I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), panic attack, difficulty breathing, nausea (severity: moderate), shortness of breath, rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress), difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psycho

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See doctor first to rule out medical. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble sleeping and breathing for some odd reason please help?

What to do if I have trouble sleeping and breathing for some odd reason please help?

First visit your: Doc to rule out medical conditions. Then please see a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist. The conditions you mention are often anxiety related. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping. Earily in the mornings I have trouble breathing. I wake up out of a good sleep gasping for air, what could this be.?

I have trouble sleeping. Earily in the mornings I have trouble breathing. I wake up out of a good sleep gasping for air, what could this be.?

Please see your: Physician for further assessment? Do you snore? Are you overweight? Dose anyone note that you stop breathing when asleep. Recommend that you have a sleeping disorder ruled out. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping. At night I get very anxious, heart beats fast, increased breathing irrational thoughts of falling. Happens often. Why?

I have trouble sleeping. At night I get very anxious, heart beats fast, increased breathing irrational thoughts of falling. Happens often. Why?

Very common: Commonest cause is lousy diet with a lot of empty carbs calories. It results in vitamin b deficiency and that affects the sleep mechanism and will cause dysautonomia. This is explained in a post on my blog "oxygen the spark of life". Scroll back to an older post. ...Read more

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My sister is in UK and in hospital with pneumonia. She is having trouble sleeping and breathing is labored. Why are they not giving her oxygen?

My sister is in UK and in hospital with pneumonia. She is having trouble sleeping and breathing is labored. Why are they not giving her oxygen?

Sure they're not?: There are a variety of oxygen delivery methods and the one being used might be one you don't know. In any case - in a calm and respectful manner, you might be able to get answers from her providers. First ask if they are permitted to talk to you. Try to get your sister to allow it if not. Generally, your thought that it is a standard part of treatment is correct. Thanks, you're a caring sister. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant and I cannot sleep at night because I feel suffocated & have difficulty breathing. Even when laying on my left side propped up with pillows. What can I do?

34 weeks pregnant and I cannot sleep at night because I feel suffocated & have difficulty breathing. Even when laying on my left side propped up with pillows. What can I do?

Normsl: It is normal before the baby drops to have a lot of pressure on the diaphragm when laying down as you don't have the help of gravity to help you. Try different positions and moving the pillows and stretching out as much as you can. Scrunching will make it worse. ...Read more

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How does doctor treat palpitations and what is the cause? It happens after I lay down, causing insomina. Breathing normal. Ecg shows heart as normal.

Other test: Ecg can be normal and you may still have a tachyarrhythmias. A holter test (24 hr rate and rhythmic check of your heart) will be a good idea. Write down, while you use the monitor, your symptoms an time they occur. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping. I constantly feel tired, body ache, dizzy and difficulty breathing. Sometimes I feel my heart is beating fast.?

I'm having trouble sleeping. I constantly feel tired, body ache, dizzy and difficulty breathing. Sometimes I feel my heart is beating fast.?

YOU NEED COMPLETE EX: With your symptoms you need a complete physical exam and other tests like blood test and ekg, and sleep studies to rule out sleep apnea to find the cause and appropriate treatment
we need more history like your age, smoking history, family history, weight and height, history of any coexisting condition, to give specific advice. ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

A few things: Exercise every day, preferably early afternoon. Wake up at the same time every day no matter what. Get lots of natural light during the day. Avoid stimulants prior to bed. Learn relaxation exercises, as little as five minutes a day can help. ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: Insomnia is a difficult one to "cure" as it must come from within you. Typically it is due to overstimulation of the brain, anxiety and sometimes dietary habits. For starters make sure your sleep environment is very low stimulation (no tv) and that you have a routine every night. Seek counseling for the best advice. For a temporary quick fix- it's melatonin may help. Best of luck! ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more