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Can Your Thyroid Make You Crazy
If your thyroid is under active will this make you feel tired and run down? What can you do to make your thyroid normal?
Yes: If e levels are off , too high or too low so can many other diseases. ...Read more
Fitness: The fun thing about the heart is that you can actually make it healthier than it was when you got it -- rather than just ruining it like we can do to most of our other organs. As a sometime sports physician, it's a joy to examine a truly aerobically fit heart from endurance training, and despite pop wisdom, strength training helps as well. Lifestyle protects from / reverses vascular disease issues. ...Read more
Hopefully better: You do not list the medication names nor the condition for which you are seeking treatment. Try and fill in these gaps in another question and I am sure your concerns will be addressed on HealthTap. ...Read more
Can anxiety disorder give you symptoms that make you feel like something in your throat and like you are going to choke?
Depends on condition: It depends on what is going on. If you are on a stable dose of levothyroxine and feel well, yearly is fine. If you are adjusting your dose, then you should wait 6 weeks to see the effects of a new dose. If you are being treated for hyperthyroidism with methimazole, the interval depends on symptoms, drug dose, rx goals and many factors, but probably every 6 weeks or so initially, then less. ...Read more
How do anxiety meds work? Do they make you think different? Or just calm you down and make you relaxed
That's the goal.: When you are anxious, you have a rapid heart rate, your blood pressure goes up, you sweat profusely, vision gets blurred, you feel dizzy, feel like passing out, hands get cold and clammy, all symptoms coming from the autonomic nervous system.Anti-anxiety medications reverses these symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: All sorts of inner and environmental factors can influence your bipolar disorder. It would be helpful to speak with your doc about this if struggling. People with bipolar disorder are not the only ones affect by such changes. Puberty,endocrine issues, and changes in seasons and light affect many. You just need to be more careful to address these changes immediately to maintain mood stability. ...Read more
Can anxiety make yiu feel things when you poke and prod at your body even when everyone else including doctors tell you your fine. Looking for masses?
Anxiety: Yes. If you don't know the anatomy any prodding will reveal 'masses' which are in reality normal structures. If you rub them enough they will eventually start to hurt because YOU are the irritating agent. Stop. Eliminate caffeine from your diet, try some chamomile tea twice a day. Listen to some calming music with the tea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you have a mood disorder is medication supposed to make your excesses only manageable relative to you or can they completely make you "normal"?
Smooths them out: By "mood disorder" i suspect you are referring to bipolar disorder (bpd). Effective medication for bpd will smooth out the ups and downs. The lows hopefully won't be as low but the highs, which many people with bpd actually like (unlike the people around them), won't be as high. That doesn't mean that you become "normal". From my experience there aren't many people who are "normal". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: There are some conditions that start as hyperthyroid and then become hypothyroid. But one lab is not enough to define hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, usually diagnosed with a thyroid panel, not just TSH. Sometimes patients take too much levothyroxine and need to decrease dose. Doctors determine this with lab work. See your doctor. ...Read more
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