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What diseases could cause a young woman with Hashimotos to have gastroparesis and POTS and POTS symptoms worsen with Synthroid.

What diseases could cause a young woman with Hashimotos to have gastroparesis and POTS and POTS symptoms worsen with Synthroid.

No relationship : There's no direct relationship between gastroparesis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Some patients with autoimmune thyroid disease have diabetes mellitus which can be a cause of gastroparesis. Synthroid should have no direct effect on causing symptoms of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more


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What conditions are similar to MS and mimic its symptoms?

What conditions are similar to MS and mimic its symptoms?

Various....: Lyme disease. Susac syndrome. Post-encephalitis settings. Certain disorders of coagulation (especially those causing venous problems). That's a short list to get your research started. ...Read more

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What other conditions or sicknesses could cause similar symptoms to those of hyperthyroidism? Dr. Says thyroid isn't issue after tests despite symptom

What other conditions or sicknesses could cause similar symptoms to those of hyperthyroidism? Dr. Says thyroid isn't issue after tests despite symptom

Nothing: Can cause the full spectrum of signs and symptoms that hyperthyroidism does. Remember, diseases cause symptoms, but just because you have symptoms doesn't mean you have a certain disease. Check/w your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hypoparathyrodism cause people to have seizures and what are other symptoms of the diasese and is it worse than hypothyroidism?

Can hypoparathyrodism cause people to have seizures and what are other symptoms of the diasese and is it worse than hypothyroidism?

Yes, siezure happen: Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism are mainly due to low calcium in the blood - cramps, abnormal sensation, twitching, spasm of the hand, and seizure. Whereas, the symptoms of hypothyroidism are mainly due to low metabolism - tiredness, lethargy, low heart rate, dry, flaky skin, hair loss, deep voice etc. Both are equally bad in full-fledged stage. ...Read more

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Hper and hypoglycemia seem to share many symptoms, which symptom is most uniquely diagnostic for hypo or hyper?

Hper and hypoglycemia seem to share many symptoms, which symptom is most uniquely diagnostic for hypo or hyper?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia actually don't share many symptoms at all in my experience. A low blood sugar can be life threatening and your body does everything it can to let you know you're in trouble. You can get anxious, jittery, tachycardic, sweaty and even die if you don't get help. Hypoglycemia is usually asymptomatic but if the sugar gets high enough it can cause coma and death. ...Read more

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What are common neurological symptoms for seronegative antiphospholipid syndrome and once treated do these symptoms go away?

What are common neurological symptoms for seronegative antiphospholipid syndrome and once treated do these symptoms go away?

Yes and no!: First, all acla are of not the same significance, since the igm anticardiolipin ab is more likely to cause blood vessel blockage than the igg, which is worse than the iga! second, if a mini-stroke has occured, there may be complete resolution. If a major stroke has occurred then resolution will be incomlete at best. Individuals with antiphospholipid syndrome should be anticoagulated. ...Read more

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Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Possible: thyroid problems can cause many symptoms that are non-specific. The only way to know is to measure thyroid hormone levels in the lab. If they are normal, then you will know you do not have a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more

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Some confusion on hyperparathyroidism vs hyperthyroidism. What are symptoms and causes?

Some confusion on hyperparathyroidism vs hyperthyroidism. What are symptoms and causes?

Big difference: See prior answers re: hyperthyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism is entirely different disease.It's a hormonal disorder (with a feedback mechanism in the similar part of the brain); it is even located in thyroid gland (4 small glands). But it controls calcium/bone metabolism in the body. Suspicion is when serum calcium is high on a routine blood test (no sx usually); DX made by measuring parathormone. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/925147-overview#a5 a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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Can symptom of MS are similar to other disease also, and can they figured out in mri.

Can symptom of MS are similar to other disease also, and can they figured out in mri.

MS: Symptoms of ms can be mimicked by other neurological conditions. But a supporting clinical history with supporting MRI findings can clinch the diagnosis. Some of the MRI appearances are more suggestive of ms than others. A neurologist will be the best judge to come to a conclusion. ...Read more

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What are the milder, more subtle symptoms to Parkinson's disease?

What are the milder, more subtle symptoms to Parkinson's disease?

Many: Mild poverty of movements, falls, writing in small letters (micrographia) inability to change positions especially in bed, diminution of the sense of smell, constipation or urinary problems etc. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be a cause for onset anxiety and depression symptoms and why?

Can hypothyroidism be a cause for onset anxiety and depression symptoms and why?

Possibly: Low thyroid levels affect every part of your body, including your brain. Depression can occur with hypothyroidism, not usually anxiety, though anxiety is common in general. I do not think the exact mechanism is known for why hypothyroidism causes depression, but probably involves changes in neurotransmitter levels. ...Read more

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Does ADHD and hypothyroid disease have similar symptoms making it possible to diagnose one instead of the other?

After all else: After all other diagnoses are excluded you can diagnose adhd. This means you must demonstrate normal thyroid levels for at least a month before you can accept an adhd diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am having symptoms similar to hyperthyroid. Could overmedication also cause symptoms of graves disease particularily the puffy eyelids?

I am having symptoms similar to hyperthyroid. Could overmedication also cause symptoms of graves disease particularily the puffy eyelids?

No: Once diagnosed with any thyroid condition, the condition known as "thyroid eye disease" can occur at any time, independent of the thyroid status of the body. So in your case, the puffy eyelids is due to the thyroid condition, not the over-treating or under-treating of the thyroid in the body. ...Read more

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Can you list some key differences between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? I have most symptoms of both, so need some way of distinction.

Can you list some key differences between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? I have most symptoms of both, so need some way of distinction.

FM vs. CFS: Fm is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine for a minimum of three months. Cfs may be distinguished from fm on the basis of the presence of cognitive dysfunction, which is absent in fm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and fibromyalgia?

What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and fibromyalgia?

FIBROMYALGIA : The SX may overlap. HASHIMOTOS WILL HAVE + THYROID ABS. PT WITH US & TENS improves blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Also stop ultrasound therapy. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Yes: The best way, of course, is by treating the graves' disease and getting the thyroid levels back to normal. But that can take time, so if symptoms such as heart pounding or racing, shakiness, or feeling nervous or jittery are causing problems, many doctors give a kind of blood pressure medicine called a bets-blocker to help with these. Examples would be propranolol, atenolol, or metoprolol. ...Read more

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I have MS like symptoms for 6 months.Neuro thinks it's anxiety and gave me cymbalta (duloxetine).It took 80% of pain away.Im no anxious or depressed.I need a cure?

I have MS like symptoms for 6 months.Neuro thinks it's anxiety and gave me cymbalta (duloxetine).It took 80% of pain away.Im no anxious or depressed.I need a cure?

See below: MS "symptoms" can be caused by many diseases, and there is need to pin down diagnosis. Note you possess vertigo and nausea. Have you had full evaluation of your inner ears and vestibular apparatus?? You may benefit from visit to otolaryngologist. Maybe a second opinion?? ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism and ms be connected ?

Can hypothyroidism and ms be connected ?

Ms?: I am not quite sure what these two letters mean. Please let me know. Hypothyroidism is not likely to be connected. What medicines are you taking for Hypothyroidism? Please let me know. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroid, ra, MS and other problems, when the blood work said high lymph nodes, how do you know which doctor to go to when this comes up?

What to do if I have hypothyroid, ra, MS and other problems, when the blood work said high lymph nodes, how do you know which doctor to go to when this comes up?

Are you sure?: It would be unusual to have both ms and rheumatoid, but I have seen it. You may mean high lymphocyte numbers, but to see if this is an issue, contact your main doctor. If you do have ms, certain drugs for your arthritis would be contra-indicated, so you may need some future guidance and co-ordination. ...Read more

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Have MS and sudden left sided numbness and tingling. Started in face; moved down to leg. Have hypothyroidism and family history of strokes.No headache?

Have MS and sudden left sided numbness and tingling. Started in face; moved down to leg. Have hypothyroidism and family history of strokes.No headache?

Neurology help: So you have MS, but you do not use medicine for it. Do you have a neurologist? If you do, this would be a good time to let them know about your symptoms. They would want to know that you have a mild MS flare. If you want they might be able to help you with this. Perhaps flares can be prevented with some medical treatment. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

Varies: MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person ranging from numbness to shooting pain. However the most common symptom is likely fatigue. If you are concerned about this problem, consider consulting a neurologist. ...Read more

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Am i presenting MS or anxiety symptoms. Or is it something else that is not common like neuromyelitis optica?

Am i presenting MS or anxiety symptoms.  Or is it something else that is not common like neuromyelitis optica?

Symptoms are?: What are your symptoms? Send one of us some more information to help you. The symptoms of MS and anxiety are a lot different. What makes you consider these two as the cause? NMO normally affects vision. If your vision is not affected, you can cross that off your list. We can help you determine the cause if you are willing to discuss the case. ...Read more

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My mother had MS could it be possibly if i (daughter) get MS aswell, since i match to all the early common signs leading to ms?

My mother had MS could it be possibly if i (daughter) get MS aswell, since i match to all the early common signs leading to ms?

Low odds: The usual risk from mother to child is about 3-5%, so in your favor. Need environmental influence to result in ms, and therefore, risk increases with prior infectious mononucleosis, cigarette smoking, and low bodily vitamin d. If these risks are controlled, chances remain on low side. ...Read more

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Is it likely/common for MS smptms to present itself in the same way every time a recurrence happens or is it always different/unpredictable symptoms?

Is it likely/common for MS smptms to present itself in the same way every time a recurrence happens or is it always different/unpredictable symptoms?

MS: Typically presents in different ways. If you have recurrent positive symptoms think nerve entrapment or focal seizure. If you have recurrent focal deficits think TIA. If the symptoms precede a headache think migraine ...Read more

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Is numbness in both hands and feet at the same time a common symptom of the onset of MS , or am I worrying over nothing?

Is numbness in both hands and feet at the same time a common symptom of the onset of MS , or am I worrying over nothing?

Numbness= perception: You feel numb but no one around can tell? It is common neurological symptom from nerve problem, neuropathy than from brain like ms ---but change in blood flow, electrolyte like low potasium or simple hyperventilation cause numbness. ...Read more

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Is ms common and would I know if I had it worried I have lots symptoms but dr say anxiety here lately thigh numb n legs bother me worried ms or neuro?

Is ms common and would I know if I had it worried I have lots symptoms but dr say anxiety here lately thigh numb n legs bother me worried ms or neuro?

Not common but...: MS is not common as less than 1 in 1100 people get it, but that doesn't mean you don't have it. Anxiety might cause some of the symptoms but you deserve careful evaluation by a neurologist. A brain MRI may show evidence. But be aware that Lyme disease is MUCH more common than MS and often has symptoms that mimic MS so I advise seeing a "Lyme-literate" doctor as well: http://tinyurl.com/j8vleow ...Read more

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Would episodes of symptoms come and go MS with relapse or be constant?

Would episodes of symptoms come and go MS with relapse or be constant?

Can vary: Symptoms can flair up and then remit. Medications can help symptoms. Discuss with your neurologist as there are several different types of ms. ...Read more

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If i had MS would my symptoms increase greatly over 4 years of having them?

If i had MS would my symptoms increase greatly over 4 years of having them?

If not treated, but: Do you really have an established MS diagnosis? Has a neurology consult been done? Get this pinned down. ...Read more

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I think i have MS i dont know i just checked the symptoms and they're so much like my mood ?

I think i have MS i dont know i just checked the symptoms and they're so much like my mood ?

MS: What symptoms are you having? If you believe you have MS consult a neurologist or your Internist ASAP ...Read more

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What illness besides MS has optic neritious as a symptom?

What illness besides MS has optic neritious as a symptom?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis can be an isolated condition with no apparent cause. Long term follow up work has shown many cases of optic neuritis are not related to any condition. Optic neuropathy can also be caused by vascular disorders and neuromyelitis optica, which are both rare. ...Read more

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Can xanex help Ms symptoms ?

Emotional rxtns: Xanax (alprazolam) is of value for panic reactions, anxiety states, emotional stressors, and if MS causes these reactions, quite appropriate to use medication, but the drug does not affect the usual complications of MS such as fatigue, pain, cognitive deterioration. ...Read more

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What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

Variable: Please consult this site for information on early symptoms of MS http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Can IBS like symptoms be a sign of early ms?

Can IBS like symptoms be a sign of early ms?

No,: If these are your symptoms, you do NOT have MS. See gastroenterologist for the IBS. ...Read more

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Is pain in heels of feet another symptom of MS?

Is pain in heels of feet another symptom of MS?

Not usually: Pain is rather a frequent problem in MS, but heel pain would not be typical, unless there is an accompanying leg weakness and spasticity, which would cause abnormal gait, and secondary plantar fasciitis. Would definitely seek out opinion of podiatrist, as a simple orthotic would likely help dramatically. ...Read more

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