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I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

Get treatment: I'm not sure what kind of adrenal problem you have, but if it is adrenal insufficiency, the overactive thyroid could make that much worse. Both conditions need treatment. Treatment options for an overactive thyroid include surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, and pills to block the production of thyroid hormone. ...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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Is an overactive thyroid possibly due to adrenal insufficiency?

Is an overactive thyroid possibly due to adrenal insufficiency?

Autoimmune disease: I do not know that one would cause the other. However, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) and Graves disease (hyperthyroidism) are both autoimmune, and autoimmune endocrine issues often coexist, or occur in someone at different times in their life. Check out "Schmidt's syndrome". ...Read more

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Could an overactive thyroid possibly be due to adrenal insufficiency?

Could an overactive thyroid possibly be due to adrenal insufficiency?

No: Adrenal insufficiency does not cause thyroid overactivity. In fact, if your thyroid is overactive while you have adrenal insufficiency it can be very dangerous and even fatal. If you have either disorder (or particularly if you have both) contact your endocrinologist immediately! ...Read more

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I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?

I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?

Could be...: Based on that info, what I can say is that it's true that the functioning of the thyroid and adrenals are closely intertwined. The low blood pressure despite the fast thyroid make me think that perhaps there could be a component of adrenal hypo functioning along with the thyroid hyper functioning. Sounds like you need an intensive investigation. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and nodules .Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?

Possible thyroiditis: Symptoms suggest acute thyroiditis. A inflammation of the thyroid which can cause temporary hyperthyroidism. Blood work and perhaps a radioactive thyroid uptake should be able to define the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor for weight gain n fatigue.My tests show freet4 11.1 and TSH 1.20..Im so confused because it looks like hyperthyroid?

I went to the doctor for weight gain n fatigue.My tests show freet4 11.1 and TSH 1.20..Im so confused because it looks like hyperthyroid?

Difficult to say: Tsh has a longer half life than ft4, so if the increase in T4 is more acute, then you might not see a change in TSH yet. It would be important to repeat the lab tests to confirm them. This can be caused from subclinical thyroiditis, postpartum thyroiditis, hashitoxicosis, graves disease, a toxic nodule(s) or certain medications. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause vomiting and fatigue? Been vomiting for weeks and docs can't find anything and I have doc app to check thyroid tomorrow.

Can hyperthyroidism cause vomiting and fatigue? Been vomiting for weeks and docs can't find anything and I have doc app to check thyroid tomorrow.

Thyroid vomiting: If you have hyperthyroidism why hasn't any one taken care of that! If your doctor(s) have not yet taken good care of your hyperthyroidism you should make an appointment with an Endocrinologist as soon as possible. If the "docs" can't find anything, have your friends refer you to a better set of doctors! Please let me know how you get on. ...Read more

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Can I have hyperthyroidism even if tests have been negative? Symptoms of rapid weight loss, hair loss, fatigue and dry circular skin patches.

Can I have hyperthyroidism even if tests have been negative? Symptoms of rapid weight loss, hair loss, fatigue and dry circular skin patches.

Unlkikely!: If your TSH is normal, and your free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are normal, it would be quite (no extremely) unlikely that you are hyperthyroid. Illness itself can cause hair and weight loss. I suspect you need an alternate diagnosis. Since I do not know your age, it is hard to make suggestive diagnoses. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues (hyperthyroidism/graves) affect the vocal cords? Meaning can it make your vocal cords fatigue more easily while talking? Thank you

Hyperthyroid : Hyperthyroidism itself does not affect your voice. However, if your gland is enlarged and compresses the recurrent laryngeal nerve( the nerve that supplies function to the vocal cords), you could actually have vocal cord paresis(weakness) or paralysis( immobile vocal cord) that affects your voice. See an ENT to do laryngoscopy. ...Read more

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Symptoms - Vitiligo, Heart Palpitations, Fatigue and Tiredness. Hormones: fT4 - 1.3 ng/dl - Norm TSH - 10.1 uIU/ml - H Hypo or Hyperthyroidism? Or...

Symptoms - Vitiligo, Heart Palpitations, Fatigue and Tiredness.
Hormones: 
fT4 - 1.3 ng/dl - Norm
TSH - 10.1 uIU/ml - H
Hypo or Hyperthyroidism? Or...

Depends on the lab: but if the lab values are normal... then it might not be a thyroid problem. You would expect all the labs to be abnormal and quite a bit abnormal if the condition is present for a while and serious. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

Yes: Yes you could have something wrong with your thyroid or something else going on. The symptoms of weight loss and anxiety is usually with hyperthyroidism while symptoms of hair loss and feeling tired are due to hypothyroidism but these are not hard and fast rules of diagnosis. Go to your physician for an appropriate exam and workup. ...Read more

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Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Look for other cause: Hello Javae. Your symptoms are unlike due to hyperthyroidism since your labs are normal . Bulging eyes could be related to euthyroid Graves's disease . Thyroid Antibody level test could confirm that . You need further evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred? Possible adrenal issue?

Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred?  Possible adrenal issue?

Not for hyper: Adding thyroid hormone replacement to a hyperthyroid gland will exacerbate the problem. If there is underlying adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crisis is more likely to occur in someone with hyperthyroidism. Highly recommend endocrine evaluation if you have these issues. ...Read more

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Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Many can help: The medical profession recognizes addison's disease, an extreme form of low adrenal function. However, only 1 in 10-25, 000 people have severe enough adrenal problems to qualify for addison's, but many millions have lesser yet very significant degrees of poor adrenal function. See http://www.Adrenalfatigue.Org/ and the book adrenal fatigue by dr. James wilson. See my comments for more information. ...Read more

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What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

No such thing: Hi. That is a ridiculous, anti-scientific self diagnosis with absolutely NO validity. Take any herbs you want as long as they do no harm...you're treating nothing with nothing, and the snake oil salesperson who sold that BS to you is laughing all the way to the bank! That nonsense is for the worried well who obsess about nonexistent health concerns. Good luck! ...Read more

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


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Exhaustion (Definition)

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