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Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Interesting question: Hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome all share similar symptoms, such as fatigue, depression and muscle pain. I would say many patients with uncontrolled hypothyroidism could have the same symptoms as patients with fibromyalgia and cfs. They could coexist. But most patients with fibromyalgia and cfs don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


Dr. Gregory Seagraves Dr. Seagraves
Pharmacology
13 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I suffer from hypo thyroid can I lose weight like normal people? Or will i never be able to lose weight? If i can will it be at same speed as others?

I suffer  from hypo thyroid can I lose weight like normal people? Or will i never be able to lose weight? If i can will it be at same speed as others?

Yes if treated: If hypothyroidism is adequately treated you'll have as much thyroid hormone as a normal person ; thus be able to lose weight as easily as a normal person (which is not that easy).Unfortunately few doctors treat it adequately;thryronorm only provides T4 ; most thyroid patients benefit from adding t3 (liothyronine) or taking natural thyroid.See http://abt.Cm/18gpb3a ; http://bit.Ly/1ccxy0r ; http://bit.Ly/15k26u8. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What speed of weight gain would be expected from a thyroid issue?

What speed of weight gain would be expected from a thyroid issue?

Depends: Upon many different factors, such as your diet, exercise and the degree of hyperthyroidism. Some people can actually eat enough to gain weight with hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Leon Katz Dr. Katz
Bariatrics
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. David Geffner Dr. Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
50 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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If I get my thyroid problem treated, will my sluggishness decrease?

If I get my thyroid problem treated, will my sluggishness decrease?

Perhaps: If you are really hypothyroid and are replaced on thyroid hormone (t4) you will probably feel better. The dirty secret of hypothyroid treatment is the weight gain and fatigue may be due to other factors and may not improve. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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I feel tired all the time, pressure/tiredness in eyes, sluggishness. Home sleep test/thyroid/blood tests all ok. Been going on for years. Any ideas?

I feel tired all the time, pressure/tiredness in eyes, sluggishness. Home sleep test/thyroid/blood tests all ok. Been going on for years. Any ideas?

Home sleep study : Out sleep apnea. You may still have a sleep disorder or a psychiatric disorder. Recommend a sleep medicine consult and a psychiatry consult. Your best bet if possible would be to find a psychiatrist also certified in sleep medicine so you can kill two birds with one stone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Cady Dr. Cady
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I have a slight bulge in the throat, mild depression, lethargy, thyroid tests normal, what is the reason?

I have a slight bulge in the throat, mild depression, lethargy, thyroid tests normal, what is the reason?

Check the tests: I would make sure that all thyroid tests are done: tsh, free t4, free t3, (liothyronine) reverse t3, (liothyronine) thyroid antibodies, and anti-thyroglobulin antibodies. A thyroid ultrasound should also be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Should my back hurt? At my softball game last thursday i was the catcher... A pop fly was hit between me and the third basemen and we collided at full speed... Let's just say we both flipped.. But caught the ball.... Immediately my neck started to hurt an

Should my back hurt? At my softball game last thursday i was the catcher... A pop fly was hit between me and the third basemen and we collided at full speed... Let's just say we both flipped.. But caught the ball.... Immediately my neck started to hurt an

See your doctor: If you had a sports injury, there are lots of sports medicine clinics, but any primary care provider can assess you and get xrays if necessary. Both for the sake of your health, and for insurance and liability issues later you need to get a physical examination and whatever else is needed as suggested by the exam asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Safiyya Shabazz Dr. Shabazz
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Dr. James Burns Dr. Burns
Emergency Medicine
33 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What causes your heart rate to suddenly speed up causing a feeling of fatigue and feeling unwell?

What causes your heart rate to suddenly speed up causing a feeling of fatigue and feeling unwell?

Need Exam: At your age sensing an increase in heart rate (palpitations) coupled with adverse symptoms (feeling tired and 'unwell') could signify a pathologic dysrhythmia and demands an evaluation urgently by your doctor. Give a call today, please. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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2 armpit nodes, 1 in neck, 1 in groin, all very movable. Feel fine, 19, very skinny, anxiety. Waiting list for biopsy on groin, how can I speed it up?

2 armpit nodes, 1 in neck, 1 in groin, all very movable. Feel fine, 19, very skinny, anxiety. Waiting list for biopsy on groin, how can I speed it up?

Trust problem?: I'm thinking that you are having trouble trusting your answers. I've read them and they all make pretty good sense - even somewhat reassuring. So, I'm thinking that it might really help you to find a good specialist Health Psychologist to guide you through the medical maze and let you know how to accept reassurance. Today's medical world is stressful - having an expert on your side is good. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Oswari Dr. Oswari
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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What are the best herbs to speed up metabolism to help lose weight I have pcos and fatigue?

What are the best herbs to speed up metabolism to help lose weight I have pcos and fatigue?

Look into iodine : Look into iodine supplements for thyroid and ovarian support. It can be found in iodarol or i-thyroid. Consult with a nutritionist/medical doctor for dosing. Cinnamon is good for Insulin control as well. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Woke up from nap with a very fast vibrating in chest neck and arms. Felt pulse in neck while vibrating felt normal speed and pattern. Hist gerd anxiet?

Woke up from nap with a very fast vibrating in chest neck and arms. Felt pulse in neck while vibrating felt normal speed and pattern. Hist gerd anxiet?

See ans: Sounds like this is the first time this has happened to you. Did you have a bad dream? Dronk lots of coffee? Alcohol? Trauma? Frightened? A history is most important in giving the correct diagnosis start there ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Have a suspicious mole on my neck, it gets a little bit of sun exposure when I walk places. Would mild sun speed up potential cancer growth?

Have a suspicious mole on my neck, it gets a little bit of sun exposure when I walk places. Would mild sun speed up potential cancer growth?

May be: If you cannot see the mole with a mirror, have a trusted friend of family member take pictures of it and have the person check the more every couple of months to see if there is any change. If you suspect any change, please consult your doctor. If it is causing you anxiety, you may consider having it removed. ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Chu Dr. Chu
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
46 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Was hit in driver's side rear in mva yesterday, slow speed. Woke up this a.M. With burning pain in front of neck only (4-5/10). Just a strain?

Was hit in driver's side rear in mva yesterday, slow speed.  Woke up this a.M. With burning pain in front of neck only (4-5/10).  Just a strain?

See family MD: Burning pain is a symptom of nerve irritation. You may need the neck work-up. You need to be seen and evaluated by a family physician so that it can be appropriately managed so that the acute pain is controlled and do not become chronic. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Fox Dr. Fox
Podiatry
38 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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What is the best course of treatment? I'm 24, female, no prior neck injury i was involved in a rear-end car accident two weeks ago. We were hit at high speed while we were stopped at a light. 24 hours after the initial ER visit (discharged for whiplash),

What is the best course of treatment? I'm 24, female, no prior neck injury i was involved in a rear-end car accident two weeks ago. We were hit at high speed while we were stopped at a light. 24 hours after the initial ER visit (discharged for whiplash),

Wow. : Wow. I'm sorry to hear of your injury, and understand how what appears to be conflicting opinions make you a little nuts, especially when you're in pain (and numbness). It's not "right" versus "wrong" here, though. Your gp seems to be looking to treat you conservatively with steroids, probably in an effort to shrink any swelling in the discs which are pressing up on nerves, which is causing the pain and numbness. Surgery on cervical discs isn't something you rush into, at least not without exhausting all conservative measures first. I would certainly let your gp know of any side effects the Prednisone is causing. You may also want to try a course of acupuncture, which works particularly well for this sort of thing. If you continue to show no improvement, by all means, get the mri. You may also want to consider a steroid injection into the disc (sounds worse than it is). Whiplash can be an exasperating problem, and it may take a number of treatment modalities to get you relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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