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Doctor insights on: Does Lack Of Thyroid Medication Make You Hallucinate

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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What are the risks when your body doesn't have enough medication to level your thyroid?Ie: not enough Synthroid (thyroxine) medication

What are the risks when your body doesn't have enough medication to level  your thyroid?Ie: not enough Synthroid (thyroxine) medication

Lack of meds: If you don't have a thyroid and don't take your thyroid medication you will become hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism will cause many symptoms including myxedema coma, a rare but life-threatening state of very severe hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Maybe: Depression can be very severe and cause problems with memory. But first it is important to make sure there is not something wrong physically! There physical conditions that can cause alterations in thinking, some are fairly easy to correct and some are harder to fix, but the key is to find out if that's the issue, so you don't get worse! See your GP and get a full physical. No drugs, alcohol. ...Read more

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Could medication for anxiety reduce the physical symptoms or does it completely make you less anxious?

Could medication for anxiety reduce the physical symptoms or does it completely make you less anxious?

Each medication: Is in some way different. Most help to reduce the feeling of anxiety as well as physical symptoms. ...Read more

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How does stress and lack of sleep make you overeat?

How does stress and lack of sleep make you overeat?

Complex biochem: Haven't figured out the details of biologic pathways (neural, hormonal) yet. Likely affects stress hormones, ghrelin, leptins, serotonin, dopamine, other brain and neurotransmitters. Nevertheless, lack of sleep assoc w/ simple sugar intake, xs calorie intake and weight gain. So is late-night shift work. Get rest, relax the mind (stress reduction techniques, meditation), exercise, mindful eating. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good vitamin to take for paranoia, mood swings, and lack of energy?

Could you tell me what are good vitamin to take for paranoia, mood swings, and lack of energy?

See below. : In my opinion, these symptoms are severe and likely disruptive enough to necessitate medication beyond the natural approach alone. It is always beneficial to have a healthy diet and vitamins to boost your immune system and general health. However, with this said, much like a broken bone requires a cast or surgery, severe psychiatric symptoms often will not improve without doctor intervention. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep make post natal depression worse even if a woman is taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Can lack of sleep make post natal depression worse even if a woman is taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Yes, lack of sleep: Can compound any issue. Please let your treating physician know about your sleep problems. In the meantime, here is information on sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish. ...Read more

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On Trazadone ( anti-depressant n sleep aid drug for insomnia ). if I have CAD, and Lupus, will this medication make either of the 2 conditions i have worse?

On Trazadone ( anti-depressant n sleep aid drug for insomnia ). if I have CAD, and Lupus, will this medication make either of the 2 conditions i have worse?

Trazadone and CAD: As true of all medications untoward side effects may cause one to be worse and detract from the medications main health benefits. Best discuss this with your doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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Can not taking your Synthroid (thyroxine) meds make you emotional ?

Can not taking your Synthroid (thyroxine) meds make you emotional ?

Possibly: Effects of too little thyroid can vary from one person to the next. Some people can become depressed, moody, or tearful with this. It make take a few weeks back on the the synthroid (thyroxine) to get things back to normal, so please don't delay! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling as if people with certain mental disorders play the victim instead of taking responsibility?

What to do if I'm feeling as if people with certain mental disorders play the victim instead of taking responsibility?

Don't judge: Your feelings are not wrong or unusual. People who have close relationships with mentally disordered people can feel that way. Try and remember that not taking responsibility may be part of the illness. You can know,this without enabling that behavior. Most important, put your energy into taking care of yourself. Try not to focus on resentment, which will only make you feel worse. ...Read more

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If you're sleepy all of the time, but your sleep doctor doesn't find evidence of narcolepsy, what other conditions might you suspect?

If you're sleepy all of the time, but your sleep doctor doesn't find evidence of narcolepsy, what other conditions might you suspect?

Depends: 1) depression 2) idiopathic hypersomnolence 3) chronic insufficient sleep 4) medication side effect (you mention you are on 3mg/d of klonopin (clonazepam)... That will certainly cause sleepiness) 5) endocrine (e.g. Thyroid) issue this is by no means an exhaustive list, but it's a start... Talk with your primary doc.... ...Read more

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A patien known case of bipolar depressen, not taking medicine now having c/o lack of will power. Otherwise normal life. Wht to do know.

A patien known case of bipolar depressen, not taking medicine now having c/o lack of will power. Otherwise normal life. Wht to do know.

Find out more: Lack of will power can mean different things. Can mean depression but can also be addiction, interpersonal, family, relationship, work issues. Before deciding "what to do", it is essential to first know "what is it". ...Read more

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What medication is prescribed to bipolar disorder/manic depression? What are the effects of the medication? How does it make you better?

What medication is prescribed to bipolar disorder/manic depression? What are the effects of the medication? How does it make you better?

Bipolar disorder Tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. For individual med > ...Read more

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Why does zolpidem and remeron (mirtazapine) both give you an initial boost of energy and well being before making sleepy? So intriguing !

Why does zolpidem and remeron (mirtazapine) both give you an initial boost of energy and well being before making sleepy? So intriguing !

Serotonergic active: Not sure you will find a definitive answer to this but the medications you list have complex interactions in several neural networks in the brain. Zopidem is thought to have it's major effects on the gaba system whereas mirtazepine works on noradrenergic and sertonergic systems. Both may lower anxiety levels and with this drain on your psychic energy removed, you may get the "boost" with sleep... ...Read more

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Can sinus problems or allergies interfere with quality of ones alertness or mental functions?I often feel v.Sick , i get them regularly, is it just me?

Can sinus problems or allergies interfere with quality of ones alertness or mental functions?I often feel v.Sick , i get them regularly, is it just me?

Yes: It is not just you, a number of allergy sufferers are unable to concentrate ( i call it allergy haze) secondary to nasal congestion and other symptoms with allergies. See an allergist and get them under control. ...Read more

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Can Synthroid (thyroxine) make you moody or give you mood swings?

Can Synthroid (thyroxine) make you moody or give you mood swings?

No: If you're on brand name synthroid (thyroxine) and your levels are normal, it's like you never had a thyroid problem in the first place. Look to other causes. ...Read more

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Tell me if depression, or stress, or exhaustion, or antidepressants and stuff affect the type of erection you can get?

Tell me if depression, or stress, or exhaustion, or antidepressants and stuff affect the type of erection you can get?

They certainly: Can in some people. In addition, the medications for such conditions can also affect erectile function in some people. Penis' like to be attached to happy people. ...Read more

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What effect does an under/overactive thyroid have in depression?

What effect does an under/overactive thyroid have in depression?

Mimic depression: An underactive thyroid can cause depression symptoms while an overactive thyroid can cause anxiety symptoms. A thyroid test is usually recommended when someone first present with depression symptoms as the treatments are different. ...Read more