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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How can I improve my slow thyroid without meds ?

Hypothyroid: You cannot. You need thyroid replacement. Even the naturopaths would tell you so. ...Read more

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Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...

Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize  my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...

Iodine is needed: Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function. You don't say why your thyroid is 'slow', so there is no telling how much this can help.. Keep us posted ! ...Read more

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Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

No: No medication is 100%safe - unfortunately there is no magic bullet for weight loss. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom has thyroid issues. She can't sleep, sweats, thyr. Hurts, feels 'pumped' up. Bloodtests show her thyr. Works too slow, symptoms aren't correct.

My mom has thyroid issues. She can't sleep, sweats, thyr. Hurts, feels 'pumped' up. Bloodtests show her thyr. Works too slow, symptoms aren't correct.

Get proper tests: It sounds like your mom is hyperthyroid, but if her thyroid hurts she might well have thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition. With thyroiditis sometimes the thyroid may be overactive alternating with underactive. Ask her doctors to check anti-thyroid antibodies and when her symptoms are strong check her free t3, (liothyronine) the most sensitive test of thyroid function which for some reason most docs seldom test. ...Read more

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Help, Night sweats 2/3 Times à week Stiff sore neck daily 1 year Sore hands and feet Swollen glands/slow drainage in head fatigue and mental fog?

Help,
Night sweats 2/3 Times à week 
Stiff sore neck daily 1 year
Sore hands and feet
Swollen glands/slow drainage in head
fatigue and mental fog?

Night sweats: You should be evaluated by your doctor or hematologist with a complete blood test as well as a chest xray to determine the cause of your night sweats ...Read more

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How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.

How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.

Hypo symptoms: The symptoms should clear quickly, over a few weeks. If your thyroid levels are normal, then your fatigue is not thyroid related. Talk to you doctor about this, but you should probably not focus on the thyroid anymore. ...Read more

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My gyno just diagnosed me with hypothyroid and put me on synthyroid, should I seek further and go be checked out by a specialist who handles thyroids?

Hypothyroid: Gyn specialists are usually well versed in diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders. If you do not do well then you can seek consultation. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid is common or hyper thyroid is common ???

Hypothyroid is common or hyper thyroid is common ???

Both: both are relatively common. If you have symptoms of either discuss with your doctor ...Read more

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Do hypothyroid symptoms comes and go after taking thyroid replacement hormon?

Do hypothyroid symptoms comes and go after taking thyroid replacement hormon?

Stable: Once you reach your proper therapeutic dose and stay on it, your symptoms should be permanently controlled. Periodic blood tests confirm that your dose remains effective, however. ...Read more

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Can accupunture bring my thyroid levels to normal. If yes, then how. I m hypothyroid.

Don't know: Some acupuncturists claim cures for thyroid disorders.Acupuncture might help with side effects of thyroid medicines. Some report that acupuncture might be helpful in correcting hormonal imbalances, including thyroid disorders, as long as it is used in conjunction with convention hormones, not treating thyroid disorder can be dangerous to health of person.Should se regular physician as primary source. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid taking 100 mcg thyronorm since 2002.Not able to lose wt.Thyroid is normal.Help me?

Diet / exercise: If your thyroid level is normal, then you can lose weight by burning off more calories than you take in. It's 3, 500 calories to gain or lose a pound. ...Read more

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Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Yes but also no: We c an see buritis with a lot of conditions. There are musculoskeletal syndrome with hypothyroidism. Be certain you and your physician have you on a treatment program. Sometiem therapy includes physicial therapy, exercise, injections ...Read more

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If you are hypothyroid, can a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

If you are hypothyroid, can a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

YES: There is a type of hypothyroidism that is caused by a virus, most likely related to the common cold virus. If your symptoms become worse, you need to increase the amount of thyroid medication that you are taking. I hope this is helpful for you! ...Read more