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My 16 year old daughter has suffered periodic debilitating headaches, often accompanied by stomach pain. She has Synthroid treated thyroid disease?

My 16 year old daughter has suffered periodic debilitating headaches, often accompanied by stomach pain.  She has Synthroid treated thyroid disease?

Headache diary: The best all-around tip for headaches is a headache diary. This includes the timing and severity of your headaches, what you were doing prior to, etc. Also important is what you do for them and whether it works. Here's a helpful link to get you started. http://www.headaches.org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read more

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more

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I have extreme fatigue. Fine thyroid levels but positive tpo. High c reactive and sed rate. Neg ANA and ra. A little stomach pain and some joint pain.?

I have extreme fatigue. Fine thyroid levels but positive tpo. High c reactive and sed rate. Neg ANA and ra. A little stomach pain and some joint pain.?

You do have Hashimos: High inflammation is not associated with thyroiditis, which you have. Years can pass without thyroid issues, since the antibody does not cause the thyroid issues. High CRP indicates significant inflammation. You neede to see someone in rheumatology arena. A CRP is a surrogate marker for vascular disease: inflammation is bad for your ateries. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
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Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, ibs, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, pcos

What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, ibs, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, pcos

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old female i had a severe stomach pain that woke me up in the middle of the night and was so painful it was causing me to sweat.

I am a 27 year old female i had a severe stomach pain that woke me up in the middle of the night and was so painful it was causing me to sweat.

Too little info: Abdominal pain that awakens one from sound sleep can be serious and causes can include ulcers, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction or perforation, pancreatitis, incarcerated hernia, ischemic bowel to name just a few. If persistent or recurrent you need evaluation. If was single self limited episode that resolved then can wait to see if recurs as long as no other symptoms of concern. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

Drink plenty of clear liquids
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Rest and relax as much as you can
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After 24 hours, slowly increase your diet to soft foods and increase
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I have a gastroscopy in two weeks. But my stomach pain/burning is so painful and getting worse. Its constant. Is it ok to wait?

I have a gastroscopy in two weeks. But my stomach pain/burning is so painful and getting worse. Its constant. Is it ok to wait?

Abdominal pain: If there are any dramatic changes in your pain quality, severity or development of new associated symptoms (i.e. Nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, blood in stools, black stools, etc) then you should have your exam sooner. Otherwise its probably ok to wait assuming you were evaluated by a health professional already. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

Replace fluids carefully to avoid dehydration
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See doctor if symptoms persist
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Gradually add solid food back when improving
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Bad stomach pain after painful endoscopy, what do you recommend?

Call physician: Who did the endoscopy to be safe. If pain is not going way, getting worse, or you start noticing other symptoms, stay safe and go to er. Endoscopy, as long as it is not along with something to help with a stricture, should not be painful hours later. If it was painful at time, may have caused some inflammation, but check to be safe. ...Read more

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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more

Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more

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