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Can Hypo Thyroid Turn Into Hyper Thyroid
Thyroid and psyche: In general, hypothyroidism leaves you more fatigued, depressed, with a slow psyche, and hyperthyroidism has you more "buzzy". However there is much variation. There are many psychological issues with hypothyroidism, including bad temper. Either hypo or hyper can worsen preexisting psychological problems. Life changing events (eg crime, divorce, etc) can occur in people with thyroid disorders. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes symptoms overlap. That's why you need lab works also and not depend directly on symptoms alone. ...Read more
Over and Under: HYPOthyroid is underactive thyroid whereas HYPERthyroid is overactive. Symtoms of hypo include fatigue, dry, brittle nails and hair, constipation, low body temperature, cold intolerance, depression, weight gain or inability to lose weight, lethargy, and abnormal blood lipids. Symptoms of hyper would essentially be the opposite. ...Read more
What's worse hypo or hyper thyroid disease? and how to distinguish difference between the 2 in terms of symptoms n presentations? Thanks drs.
Need some advice. I'm confused whether I hav a hypo thyroid condition or hyper thyroid condition? What's the diff?
The Thyroid: Hypothyroidism is low thyroid hormone in your body. Hyper is elevated thyroid hormone in the body. Both have many symptoms: Main Factors Hypothyroidism: weakness, fatigue, cold intolerance Hyperthyroidism: FHx autoimmune thyroid disease, hx of tobacco use, heat intolerance, sweating, weight loss, palpitations, tremor, tachycardia, diffuse goiter, ophthalmopathy (eye condition) ...Read more
My thyroid was hypo then turned hyper when my levothyroxine dose was upped. I noticed I feel better as hyperthyroid. Thoughts?
Probably too much: The way that's monitored is by following the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) from your pituitary gland at the base of your brain. If it detects too much thyroid hormone (either from you or outside, it says don't make any more; if it detects too little it rises in value and says make more). Easy! Tell your doc and he'll get the test and with the results in drop your dose. ...Read more
Dr. My thyroid result came as TSH of 3.14. My doctor ask me to have medicine at empty stomach in morning. I am having hypo or hyper thyroid?
When pituitary gland is responsible for thyroid .Then effect on TSH goes to high or low side of normal range means hypo or hyperthyroid condition?
If your: Pituitary is responsible for hypothyroidism, by definition your TSH will be low. That's what causes the thyroid deficiency. If it is normal, and your free T4 is normal, you do not have hypothyroidism or are on replacement, possibly unnecessarily. Check w/your doctor or see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid : Depending on the cause of the overactive thyroid, medications can result in the thyroid returning to normal function. In some cases the medication can even be discontinued after a while but it needs to be followed closely because the time can vary from months to years on medication. Remember to follow-up with your physician. ...Read more
Both: both are relatively common. If you have symptoms of either discuss with your doctor ...Read more
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