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Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Hyperthyroidism: There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, the most common of which are Graves disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Given the secondary impacts on other organs, the diagnosis needs to be clarified and determined as early as possible so treatment can begin. Both of these causes could be associated with the symptoms you describe. Get your further testing done and get treatment going. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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History of hyperthyroidism.I'm 22 years old i feel so tired all the time, i've lost interest in things i loved to do, i sleep a lot&always drowsy. Why?

History of hyperthyroidism.I'm 22 years old i feel so tired all the time, i've lost interest in things i loved to do, i sleep a lot&always drowsy. Why?

Hyper/hypo thyroid: When hyperthyroidism is treated with methimazole, or similar drugs (you are on neomercazole), the treatment can go too far and make you hypothyroid. Your symptoms are consistent with hypothyroidism. But don't just stop your medicines. See your doctor, who needs to monitor your thyroid blood levels. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause bad insomnia? Can any docs explain?

Can hyperthyroidism cause bad insomnia? Can any docs explain?

Yes.: Insomnia is a common symptom in people with hyperthyroidism. But there are many other potential causes of insomnia, so a checkup with your doctor and lab tests are needed to know for sure. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my insomnia is from hyperthyroidism or anxiety? Many of the symptoms appear similar online

How can I tell if my insomnia is from hyperthyroidism or anxiety? Many of the symptoms appear similar online

Sleep disorders: There are many additional potential suspects and a sleep disorder specialist might be a good way to more accurately find the culprit. But between the two you mention, thyroid level blood testing is widely available and accurate. Your city must have many sleep clinics - seek and find and get treatment so you'll sleep well. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons i @22 years old feel so tired all the time, lost interest in things i loved to do, i sleep a lot.History of hyperthyroidism?

Depression: It surely sounds like you are depressed. It is time to get in to see your family physician and to address this. You do not need to feel this bad. ...Read more

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Other than levothyroxine, what are other alternatives for hyperthyroidism? It has been 3 years i still have no energy, and insomnia!

Other than levothyroxine, what are other alternatives for hyperthyroidism? It has been 3 years i still have no energy, and insomnia!

Some thots: You could consider that thyroid is still not fully regulated, but would doubt that is cause at this point. Anemia might be a consideration, but you could also, suffer a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. You do emphasize fatigue and this does need to be evaluated fully, as several causes. Discuss with your doctor and plan the next step. ...Read more

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I suffer from overactive thyroid and it's affecting my sleep, as i sweat and the goitre on my neck suffocates me sometimes, are sleeping pills okay?

I suffer from overactive thyroid and it's affecting my sleep, as i sweat and the goitre on my neck suffocates me sometimes, are sleeping pills okay?

Maybe : Are you being treated for the thyroid issues? Have you seen an endocrinologist? Sleeping pills treat nothing, they actually mask a symptom, poor sleep, and can effect the quality and distribution of your sleep. I would suggest seeing your thyroid specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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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