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Do I need hormone testng to see if it a panic disorder or thyroid?

Do I need hormone testng to see if it a panic disorder or thyroid?

Might help: It's an easy blood test and could help distinguish the two diseases. If the thyroid test is positive, treat that first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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How can I know if I have an overactive thyroid or anxiety disorder?

How can I know if I have an overactive thyroid or anxiety disorder?

Medical eval: Hyperthyroidism can cause panic & anxiety symptoms. Medical evaluation with laboratory testing is needed to determine if cause of symptoms is a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What to do if over active thyroid or anxiety disorder?

What to do if over active thyroid or anxiety disorder?

Medical Assessment: can determine if the anxiety symptoms are related to hyperthyroidism. Thyroid panel will show if thyroid levels are out of whack. Get checked now. Take care. ...Read more

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Do i need an endocrinologist to have my thyroid checked or a gp can do that?

Do i need an endocrinologist to have my thyroid checked or a gp can do that?

GP: Start with your gp. If more specialized help is needed, your gp will make the referral for you. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression, anxiety or a thyroid condition?

How do I know if I have depression, anxiety or a thyroid condition?

Consult your doctor: You need to have thorough history/physycal examination and if indicated blood test to find out what is wrong with you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pcos or OCD or anxiety?

What to do if I have pcos or OCD or anxiety?

It sounds like you: don't know what you may have. Please go to your family doctor who can begin a process of diagnosis and treatment. It may require referral to a specialist for continued progress. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a thyroid problem or something?

How to know if I have a thyroid problem or something?

Easy to test for: Hi problems of thyroid function are the easiest things to test for in all of endocrinology. See your doctor and get tested. Then you'll know! The "or something" is a little broader category, and there is no straight forward test for "or something"! ;-) Good luck! ...Read more

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If hyperthyroid then hypothyroid then normal thyroid lasts, what tests needed to see why sleepiness cont. If no addiction or emotional problems?

If  hyperthyroid then hypothyroid then  normal  thyroid lasts, what tests needed to see why sleepiness cont.  If no addiction or emotional problems?

Waxing - waning: Thyroid disease can often take a waxing and waning course, with thyroid function fluctuating between hyper and hypo, becoming normal for brief periods between. Eventually the thyroid "burns out" and stops functioning, leading to persistent hypothyroidism. Go back to your doc and see if this might be happening in your case. If nothing else, the chat should start you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypothyroidism or do you need to give blood?

Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypothyroidism or do you need to give blood?

Hypothyroid: The ultrasound does not test for function. Blood-work is needed. ...Read more

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How does a doctor test for depression or anxiety? I think I may have depression and want to know how it'll be determined.

How does a doctor test for depression or anxiety? I think I may have depression and want to know how it'll be determined.

Depression scale: There are different depression scales that your physician might employ in determining the severity of your disease. They are questionnaires mostly. A physical exam will be needed, too. ...Read more

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Doc said I have an underactive thyroid reading of 20, can a lifestyle change fix this, or do I need medication. Will I need to take med forever?

Doc said I have an underactive thyroid reading of 20, can a lifestyle change fix this, or do I need medication. Will I need to take med forever?

Probably: If the reading is a TSH you will need thyroid. Most cases of hypothyroidism are permanent - but see a thyroidologist to find out if you have a reversible cause or need to be on thyroxine forever. ...Read more

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Will any endocrinologist be skilled enough to resolve a thyroid isssue or do you need to see one that specializes in that?

Will any endocrinologist be skilled
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Endo: That is exactly what an endocrinologist does. You don't need another specialist unless you need nuclear medicine treatment for hyperthyroidism or hot goiter. Then the endocrinologist will work with the radiologist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an anxiety or depression disorder?

How to know if I have an anxiety or depression disorder?

Seek psychiatric : Evaluation. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or >. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to have a hormone related depression?

Can you explain if it's possible to have a hormone related depression?

Yes: Classic examples are post partum depression, late luteal phase dysphoric disorder and depressions that may be seen with hypothyroidism or low testosterone. ...Read more

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Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?

Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?

Yes: The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically. Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will benefit from treatment. This is similar to people on thyroid hormone treatment who have an increase in tsh, due to further failure of the thyroid, report recurence of symptoms and improvement with adjustment of their treatment. ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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Panic Disorder (Definition)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts ...Read more