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How To Speed Up A Sluggish Thyroid
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I speed up my metabolism when i don't have a thyroid? Do I have a metabolism? I'm taking Armour Thyroid and levoxyl (thyroxine). I'm eating right and walking everday but i can't seem to lose weight.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a slight bulge in the throat, mild depression, lethargy, thyroid tests normal, what is the reason?
Can a thyroid problem cause sore breasts, mood swings, low libido and lethargy? Having difficulty swallowing. Scan due next week.
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