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I have a lot of fatigue, muscle weakness, fainting spells. Diagnosis hypothyroidism but months on Synthroid brings little help. My dr's are clueless.

I have a lot of fatigue, muscle weakness, fainting spells. Diagnosis hypothyroidism but months on Synthroid brings little help. My dr's are clueless.

Not thyroid?: If you're taking brand name replacement and the levels have been normal for several mos., the symptoms you're experiencing are not due to your thyroid - and you must have your doctors look at other potential disorders, which we cannot do over the internet. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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Could tingling hands and feet, fatigue, and generalized weakness be a sign of hypothyroidism or something else?

Could tingling hands and feet, fatigue, and generalized weakness be a sign of hypothyroidism or something else?

Many thing: Could be due to anything from anxiety to a variety of other problems, big and small. Check w/your doctor. Thyroid is possible, but not likely. ...Read more

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29 yr. Old male with history of hypothyroid & has severe head cold and chest congestion since dec. Muscle weakness and fatigue. Is amoxil best route?

29 yr. Old male with history of hypothyroid & has severe head cold and chest congestion since dec. Muscle weakness and fatigue. Is amoxil best route?

Not cold: "a cold" it is generally meant to refer to a viral upper respiratory infection or uri. This is a self limited infection which means it gets better on its own in 1-2 weeks. When respiratory symptoms have persisted for this long it's time to look for another explanation. See a doctor who can take some time, and follow up. ...Read more

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Dear sir, my TSH is 0.741 uIU/ml. I have the all symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weakness, tremor, fatigue, weight gain and cold intolerance?

Dear sir, my TSH is 0.741 uIU/ml. I have the all symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weakness, tremor, fatigue, weight gain and cold intolerance?

Normal TSH Level: Your Blood Test for TSH is normal low range.Normal Level range From 0.5 to 4.5/5.0 This blood test does not suggest that you have Hypothyroidism Consult your doctor and if he/she still suspects Hypothyroidism,repeat the full Thyroid profile including TSH,T3,T4and FreeT4 There may be some other cause of your symptoms.Tremors are usually caused by Hyperthyroidism ...Read more

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2 yrs of fatigue,weakness,weigh gain,hair loss, hyperpigmentation (face hands groin),high creatinine,low BP,memory loss,treated hypothyroid. please help!

2 yrs of fatigue,weakness,weigh gain,hair loss, hyperpigmentation (face hands groin),high creatinine,low BP,memory loss,treated hypothyroid. please help!

2 thoughts: The 2 diagnoses that come to mind are hemochromotosis and uremia. Ask your doctor to check a serum ferritin for r/o the former. Your high creatinine may be indicative of the latter. ...Read more

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Iron deficient. Not anaemic. Not feeling weak, breathless or excess tiredness. Eat red meat twice pw on av. Taking iron tabs. No pains. Causes?

Iron deficient. Not anaemic. Not feeling weak, breathless or excess tiredness. Eat red meat twice pw on av. Taking iron tabs. No pains. Causes?

Intake: when you say iron deficient, what test was used to determine this? Several tests should be used when assessing for iron deficiency. Serum iron levels vary greatly day to day and not helpful. Serum transferrin, serum ferritin and total iron binding capacity more helpful. Check with your doctor to see what tests were done. That you are not anemic is good. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Can hypothyroidism  cause shortness of breath?

Usually only very: Severe hypothyroidism (myxedema) will cause shortness of breath through a couple different mechanisms. This can happen through a slowed heart rate not moving blood through the body well enough or through respiratory muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

NotProvenMedicalCond: AdrenalFatigue is not a proven medical condition . YourAdrenalGland makesHormonesOne of these hormones isCortisol which helps your body to deal with stressAccording to the theory put up by the alternative medicine specialists that when your life is full of stress adrenal gland may not make enough cortisol which may lead to variety symptoms. There is no scientific evidence HypothyroidismDoesNOT ...Read more

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Lately I've been fatigued and dizzy everyday! does hypothyroidism cause dizziness too along with fatigue?

Lately I've been fatigued and dizzy everyday! does hypothyroidism cause dizziness too along with fatigue?

Sleep ok?: Assuming your pcp has checked out more serious causes of your problem: anemia, heart problems, diabetes, etc. One that is often missed as a cause for multiple vague symptoms is chronic sleep deprivation. Learn about proper sleep at nsf.Org and be sure you are not short-changing your brain one of it's most precious needs. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more