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What are peri menopause symptoms?

What are peri menopause symptoms?

Peri menopause: Peri menopausal symptoms can comprise of irregular periods, hot flushes, sweating, vaginal dryness , painful sex, recurrent urine infection, mood change, sleep disturbance and decrease libido . http://patient.info/doctor/menopause-and-its-management ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

I have thyroid illness   TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause.  severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

See below: Usually autoimmune disease will not cause hair growth instead you would have hair loss. On first glance your condition seems suggestive for pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Talk to your doctor to see if they checked you for this. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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Very tired, mood swings & heavy irreg. periods TSH 1.46. FT4 1. Antithytoid peroxidase 46.1. cortisol 9. ACTH 9.9. DX hashi's no TX until hypo?

Very tired, mood swings & heavy irreg. periods TSH 1.46. FT4 1. Antithytoid peroxidase 46.1. cortisol 9. ACTH 9.9. DX hashi's no TX until hypo?

Hypothyroidism: Treatment of hypothyroidism is contingent upon the demonstration of the functional depression of the thyroid, which you do not seem to have. Perhaps your symptoms are due to something else? ...Read more

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What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

Not exactly known: But probably changes in estrogen and Progesterone which have effects on the functioning of serotonin and norepinephrine. This is probably how replacing estrogen and using antidepressants cause an improvement in mood, but like all mood disorders, the exact process in which mood is produced and controlled is not really known. ...Read more

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29 years old. AMH 1.56 FSH 9.8ul and menopausal symptoms. Could this be peri menopause ?

29 years old.  AMH 1.56 FSH 9.8ul and menopausal symptoms. Could this be peri menopause ?

Normal AMH: Your AMH is normal. To interpret the FSH one needs to know what day of the week it was checked. Day 3 is the normal day to check this. These results do not support the idea that this is menopause causing your symptoms ...Read more

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Can menopause worsen anxiety?

Can menopause worsen anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety might be sub-clinical, that is it might be there but not causing any significant problems. The hormonal swings associated with menopause may cause anxiety to rear its head higher and cause problems. A consult with your md is advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treated for thyroidits (hashi's ruled out) w/ 75mcg levo/10mcg cytomel (liothyronine) but experiencing panic attacks nausea, trouble breathing, hot flashes nightime?

Treated for thyroidits (hashi's ruled out) w/ 75mcg levo/10mcg cytomel (liothyronine) but experiencing panic attacks nausea, trouble breathing, hot flashes nightime?

Mood and hormones: Hypo or hyper thyroid states may serious impact not only the body but the brain...mind. 1% of the chronic patients in state mental hospitals are cured and released each year, when their thyroid status is corrected. See your family medical doctor or endocrinologist soon. ...Read more

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Hashimotos in remission. High TSH but normal free T3 (liothyronine) t4. Possible pituitary? Headaches nausea weight loss anxiety etc..

Hashimotos in remission. High TSH but normal free T3 (liothyronine) t4. Possible pituitary? Headaches nausea weight loss anxiety etc..

Get level checked,,: This sounds like symptoms of hyperthyroidism (weight loss, anxiety) your TSH may be high and free t3 (liothyronine) T4 normal, but it may be somewhat high for you so you might need to get your meds adjusted after another check of your thyroid levels (tsh is usually attempted to be kept at around 3.0 miu/l in hashimoto's). Good luck. ...Read more

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Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Usually no: During the time a woman is perimenopausal hormonal manipulation can cause some spotting or bleeding depending on how the hormones are dosed. Once a woman is truly menopausal hrt does not usually cause menstruation. Vaginal bleeding in the post-menopausal woman is considered abnormal & worthy of investigation. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Yes: One's thyroid gland is kind of like the body's thermostat. If it is not functioning properly, it can adversely affect a person's mood and cause depression, mania and anxiety. Also, medications given to help a person's mood may not work properly in the face of abnormal thyroid functioning. To make matters even more complicated, lithium (given for bipolar d/o) may cause thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred? Possible adrenal issue?

Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred?  Possible adrenal issue?

Not for hyper: Adding thyroid hormone replacement to a hyperthyroid gland will exacerbate the problem. If there is underlying adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crisis is more likely to occur in someone with hyperthyroidism. Highly recommend endocrine evaluation if you have these issues. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause mood changes such as anxiety and depression. Your symptoms should improve when you take thyroid medication. It may take a few months for your thyroid to normalize. ...Read more

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Tsh .01 post partum thyroiditis, extremely symptomatic. Is this tsh extremely low? Endo wants to test for adrenal issues as well

Tsh .01 post partum thyroiditis, extremely symptomatic. Is this tsh extremely low? Endo wants to test for adrenal issues as well

Yes: Yes this is low but goes along with thyroiditis. Proceed with workup as instructed by your endocrinologist. The diagnosis needs to be made properly. Good luck. If it's thyroiditis, it will improve. Good luck. ...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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more