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Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism ( TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Can you really have hyperthyroidism and at the same time be overweight?

Can you really have hyperthyroidism and at the same time be overweight?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can be mild to severe. The same way, the symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism like weight loss, jitters, heart palpitations, etc can range from non-existant to severe. ...Read more

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Are people with hyperthyroidism overweight?

Are people with hyperthyroidism overweight?

yes: Very often they are. Although metabolism is increased (burning more calories), hunger is also increased and often dominates, so many people are "paradoxically' overweight. ...Read more

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I do not have hyperthyroid or hypothyroid problems nor graves' disease.... If i take kelp will i lose weight? I'm 5'6 and 190 i'm overweight

I do not have hyperthyroid or hypothyroid problems nor graves' disease.... If i take kelp will i lose weight? I'm 5'6 and 190 i'm overweight

No: The only way kelp could help is if you are hypothyroid due to iodine deficiency. No pill can help you lose weight unless you eat less ; exercise more> crash diets seldom help; find a diet you can follow for years such as dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

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Can you have hyperthyroidism and weight gain? Tsh <0.01, ft3 & ft4 very high. Rapid heartrate, but I am very overweight, and cannot lose weight.

Can you have hyperthyroidism and weight gain? Tsh <0.01, ft3 & ft4 very high. Rapid heartrate, but I am very overweight, and cannot lose weight.

Yes: Hyperthyroidism increases your metabolism. Most people will lose weight with hyperthyroidism but some will be able to overeat to compensate and will gain weight. Your level is quite high and need to be treated. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism. Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?

I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism.  Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. As long as your hyperthyroidism is treated, any OTC drugs should be OK. Once the methimazole dose is effectively adjusted to attain normal thyroid function, you'll be able to stop the metoprolol, and that will be even better. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a hyper thyroid but am overweight. I'm starting medication tomorrow. Should it help me lose weight?

Keep it separate: Hi Madison, keep them separate. Take your meds and follow up regularly for your thyroid. Weight loss equates to less calories in than calories burned. A diet of small meals with high protein, low fat, low carbs, plenty of veggies, mixed with a good exercise regimen at least 3-5 days/week. It is difficult to create that discipline, but nothing in life worth having is easy. Good luck.Hope that helps ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more