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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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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


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What work best to treat hyperthyroid eye disease?

What work best to treat hyperthyroid eye disease?

Thyroid Eye Diseas: Thyroid eye disease is primarily treated by managing your thyroid disorder with medication by your primary care doctor or endocrinologist. Symptoms due to dryness and exposure from bulging of the eyes can be managed with lubricating eye drops. Surgical intervention may be necessary in some cases. Evaluation by an eyemd is recommended. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroid eye disease issues for 3yrs now. Why wont my eyes recede back to normal? Is it bc I smoke?

Hyperthyroid eye disease issues for 3yrs now. Why wont my eyes recede back to normal? Is it bc I smoke?

May not recede: Some hyperthyroidism caused eye issues will not recede and require surgery. It is important that you make sure your thyroid levels are well controlled. ...Read more

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Once you are being treating for hyperthyroid will it make your eye proptosis return to normal?

Once you are being treating for hyperthyroid will it make your eye proptosis return to normal?

Maybe: Part of what makes the eyes appear abnormal is that the eyelids are pulled back; this gets better with treatment. Inflammation around the eyes will generally decrease once the thyroid levels are normal, but if there is a lot of soft tissue buildup behind the eyes, they may continue to bulge out. Surgery can be done, especially if the bulging is causing double vision. ...Read more

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Ihave hyperthyroid for 4yrs now and protruding eyes for 3yrs. Im taking ptu (propylthiouracil) right now but eyes have not receded. Is there anything I can do for my eye?

Ihave hyperthyroid for 4yrs now and protruding eyes for 3yrs. Im taking ptu (propylthiouracil) right now but eyes have not receded. Is there anything I can do for my eye?

Multispecialty : Team approach is needed. Endocrinology, eye surgeon who has experience operating on patients with graves disease. A primary care doctor. Possible general surgeon with experience on thyroid surgery. Smoking makes disease worse. http://www.atlasophthalmology.com/atlas/photo.jsf?node=7544&locale=en. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid..My right eye looks like it's starting to protrude..Can i just stay on neo mercazole..

I have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid..My right eye looks like it's starting to protrude..Can i just stay on neo mercazole..

Thyroid eye disease: Persons with thyroid disease may have enlarged muscles of the eye that crowd the eye socket, or orbit. This can lead to bulging and compression of your nerve causing visual loss. Steroids may be beneficial. A complete eye exam and possible ct scan of the orbit can help assess your eye disease. ...Read more

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My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?

My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?

That's what: Hyperthyroidism is. A certain kind of hyperthyroidism, known as graves' disease, is usually associated with goiter and can have eye problems -- but good old, garden variety hyperthyroidism is just an overactive thyroid. We don't know the cause, it just occurs in a certain percentage of people. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I'm afraid i might get thyroid eye disease. Is there any way i could prevent my eyes from popping out?

Yes: Although thyroid-related eye disease runs a separate course from the thyroid disease itself, you can reduce your risk by not smoking and getting your thyroid disease under control. I also suggest consulting with an ophthalmologist who help monitor and treat this. ...Read more

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Can see my stomach and chest pulsating through my shirt everytime i look down. i have hyperthyroid and every couple minutes i get eye, kneee, and lowe?

Can see my stomach and chest pulsating through my shirt everytime i look down. i have hyperthyroid and every couple minutes i get eye, kneee, and lowe?

Hyperthyroid: F of unknown age ethnicity medical Hx notes: can see heart beating thru short when I look down. I have hyperthyroid.. ANS: this is classic for severe hyperthyroidism. I recall 1 patient whose husband complained his wife's heart beat so hard he could not sleep in the same bed. Do you also have bulging eyes? You started 2 say something about eyes but did not complete. Ask your team about being on BB ...Read more

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I am pregnant 25 wks, controlled hyperthyroid, have headaches around my lt eye, sometimes eye pain, recently tenderness above my outer part of eye brow?!

Could be many things: There are many potential causes of your symptoms, so you should have an examination by your eye doctor to make the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

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What is the cost to fix droopy eyelid in the u.S.?

What is the cost to fix droopy eyelid in the u.S.?

Droopy Eyelid Cost: Depending on the degree of eyelid drooping, the procedure may be covered by insurance. If the drooping is not severe enough, the cost depends on the state/city of the surgeon, the surgeon him/herself, and the type of anesthesia. If the surgery is done under local anesthesia in the office it will be less expensive than if done in a surgery center with an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What is cause of droopy eyelids?

What is cause of droopy eyelids?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes a droopy eyelid?

What causes a droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What could cause a droopy eyelid?

What could cause a droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you correct a droopy eyelid?

How can you correct a droopy eyelid?

Depends on cause: "droopy" eyelid may refer to sagging of the brow, excess skin of the upper eyelid, a condition of the upper eyelid called "ptosis" (shifting downward of normal eyelid position at top of iris) or looseness of the lower eyelid. Several of these conditions may be present at the same time. Treatment options may include surgery, laser treatment or even botox. Medical evaluation is required. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden droopy eyelid?

What can cause a sudden droopy eyelid?

See your doctor: There are several causes for sudden droopy eyelid! Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more