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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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Are other symptoms of bipolar disorder muscle, body and finger twitching and shaking?

Are other symptoms of bipolar disorder muscle, body and finger twitching and shaking?

No.: Symptoms of bipolar disorder do not include twitching or shaking of the muscles. Neurological disorders can cause twitching. Also intoxication or withdrawal from drugs or side effects from antipsychotic medications may cause them. See your doctor. ...Read more

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These are my symptoms. Fatigue, sweating, constipation, hand tremors, weight gain, brain fog, feeling like my heart is racing. I know this isn't normal?

These are my symptoms. Fatigue, sweating, constipation, hand tremors, weight gain,  brain fog, feeling like my heart is racing. I know this isn't normal?

No, see Dr: It is a mixed picture, which means there is more information to be obtained from the history prior to a thorough exam and likely some blood/urine tests to see what is going on. See your dr / urgent care dr for initial evaluation. ...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?

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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Is palpitations and oedema and anxiety a symptom of thyroid problems?

Is palpitations and oedema and anxiety a symptom of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: Yes, all of the above are possible but there could be any number of problems found by your doctor. Please make an appointment with your primary doctor. If that does not work out well enough for you - unlikely - ask your friends who they might recommend as another doctor they like. If you can, let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Have generalized anxiety disorder and experiencing cold hands and feet. Thyroid checkd tsh=0.848 and all heart test came back fine. Is this anxiety?

Have generalized anxiety disorder and experiencing cold hands and feet. Thyroid checkd tsh=0.848 and all heart test came back fine. Is this anxiety?

Low Iron low thyroid: Causes include perno, raynaud's, cryoglonulinemia, wearing gloves and wool socks and stay indoors where it's warm.Don't smoke. It impairs circulation.Avoid caffeine. It constricts blood vessels avoid handling cold objects. Use ice tongs to pick up ice cubes. .Review:cold hands and feet at www.Emedicinehealth.Com see you family doctor for an evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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My symptoms are numbness all over body , heart palpitations, muscle spasms, extreme fatigue, can this be postpartum thyroid problem ? Is it dangerous?

My symptoms are numbness all over body , heart palpitations, muscle spasms, extreme fatigue, can this be postpartum thyroid problem ? Is it dangerous?

Not specific: Hi. Your symptoms are not specific for any one condition. In answer to your question, yes, a thyroid problem could account for some of your symptoms. You should see your doctor for an appropriate history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests. We do not have enough information to tell you if it is dangerous. ...Read more

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What the symptoms and side effects of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism?

What the symptoms and side effects of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism?

Hyper/hypothyroidism: Hyperthyroidism= palpitation, diarrhea, feeling hot all the times, weight loss, nervousness, exospthalmos ( bulging out of eye balls) hypothyroidism= tiredness, constipation, feeling cold all the times, depression, weight gain, hoarseness... ...Read more

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Dear sir, my TSH is 0.741 uIU/ml. I have the all symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weakness, tremor, fatigue, weight gain and cold intolerance?

Normal TSH Level: Your Blood Test for TSH is normal low range.Normal Level range From 0.5 to 4.5/5.0 This blood test does not suggest that you have Hypothyroidism Consult your doctor and if he/she still suspects Hypothyroidism,repeat the full Thyroid profile including TSH,T3,T4and FreeT4 There may be some other cause of your symptoms.Tremors are usually caused by Hyperthyroidism ...Read more

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Burning hands and feet, anxiety, insomnia, muscle twitches. What is this?

Burning hands and feet, anxiety, insomnia, muscle twitches. What is this?

Vitamin deficiency?: Vitamin B12 deficiency. If so, there should be other symptoms such as decreased touch and vibration sensation in the feet and decreased reflexes. Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur with various medications, intestinal problems, and malabsorbtion of nutrients. The diagnosis is easy with an exam and common blood tests. Other causes could be in the spinal cord. Go see your doctor! ...Read more

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Everyday muscle twitching all over and heart palpitations .?

Everyday muscle twitching all over and heart palpitations .?

See your MD: 24 year old gentleman with muscle twitching and heart palpitations. You may be experiencing side effects from drug exposure, an electrolyte disturbance, or other problems. The only way to know for sure is for you to be seen in person for a full history and physical exam, lab tests. Please get seen right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Seizures and body trembling due to tiredness?

Seizures and body trembling due to tiredness?

Fatigue does not cau: Cause seizures. What you might say is that seizures can be caused by irritability of your brain. Seizure meds reduce the number of severity of seziures but must be monitored by a neurologist. I do not think just being tired will cause a seizure but ask your neurologist. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching, severe fatigue, joint pain, and weight gain. What are these symptoms of?

Muscle twitching, severe fatigue, joint pain, and weight gain. What are these symptoms of?

Many possibilities: I suspect that you may have fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome with poor sleep, chronic fatigue, diffuse pain, and a variety of other symptoms. However, you need an evaluation to rule out other problems such as hypothyroidism, myositis, diabetes, ra, or sle. ...Read more

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Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Yes: The best way, of course, is by treating the graves' disease and getting the thyroid levels back to normal. But that can take time, so if symptoms such as heart pounding or racing, shakiness, or feeling nervous or jittery are causing problems, many doctors give a kind of blood pressure medicine called a bets-blocker to help with these. Examples would be propranolol, atenolol, or metoprolol. ...Read more

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Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost

Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost

Go to an MD and: get a "complete" physical, for starters. There are zillions of conditions that have one or more of your symptoms. Too general to speculate. ...Read more

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Is this hyperthyroidism? Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Is this hyperthyroidism? 
Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Probably Not: If your TSH is 1.51, then you are not hyperthyroid. I would see your doctor and ask him to evaluate you in person - he will probably want to order labs to rule out diabetes, which can cause weight loss and polyuria. If you have underlying anxiety, that can cause your tremors and insomnia. Find a doctor you are comfortable with and make an appt. ...Read more

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Bad cramping in my legs, face twitching, was told i had back arthritis and was told I have hyperthyroidism. Small sore red lump on my leg, sore nippl?

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Bad cramping in my legs, face twitching, was told i had back arthritis  and was told I have hyperthyroidism. Small sore red lump on my leg, sore nippl?

Hyperthyroidism: So what's your question? Hyperthyroidism or excess thyroid function needs to be evaluated & treated to minimize risk for palpitations, racing heart beat, atrial fibrillation, tremors, anxiety, bulging eyes (exophthalmos), weight loss, bone density loss, etc. Hyperthyroidism might explain some of your symptoms but i'm not sure about red lump & sore nipple (gynecomastia?). Go see your family doc. ...Read more

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Was hyperthyroid w/symptoms. Skipped some Synthroid (thyroxine) and decreased dose (at rec. of endo) but two weeks later still have twitches. How long to level?

Was hyperthyroid w/symptoms. Skipped some Synthroid (thyroxine) and decreased dose (at rec. of  endo) but two weeks later still have twitches. How long to level?

Synthroid (thyroxine): How was your hyperthyroidism treated? Synthroid (thyroxine) is prescribed when your thyroid hormone level is low. Did you have radiation therapy or thyroid surgery? How much synthroid (thyroxine) are you taking now. Perhaps you could break your pill in half and take that once a day. If that works - fine! If not another examination of your thyroid might be the next move. ...Read more

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I have panic attacks, heart palpitations, & severe anxiety. Could I have hyperthyroidism? I'm only 16! I also feel a pulse/twitch in my leg constantly

I have panic attacks, heart palpitations, & severe anxiety. Could I have hyperthyroidism? I'm only 16! I also feel a pulse/twitch in my leg constantly

Need an exam: Your symptoms can be due to psychological factors, but may also be due to physical disorder. You need to see your MD for a physical exam. A simple blood test (T3, T4, TSH) can determine if you have a thyroid disorder. Your leg twitch may be due to panic/anxiety, but may be due to electrolyte imbalance (again blood test will tell). If physical exam is normal, then see a psychologist using CBT. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism come and go?

Not usually: Medical therapy sometimes can not keep hyperthyroidism entirely controlled and can be peaks and valleys of overproduction of hormone.. Autoimmune thyroiditis, Inflammation of gland, can have hyperactive, normal, and hypothyroid phases ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Yes depending: There are also some natural approaches that can be of benefit, but what exactly they are will depend on what exactly is wrong with your thyroid. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

Drug induced: Iatrogenic means it was caused by the treatment, or by the doctor. So iatrogenic hyperthyroidism means the hyperthyroidism was caused by taking too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How is hyperthyroidism best treated?

Thyroid overactive?: If you are hyperthyroid, and it is not a transient thyroiditis, the treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole, b-blockers), radioactive iodine, or surgery. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Pappitation ;diarrhea, weight lossand sweating are most common symtoms of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

Many symptoms.: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Please see your doctor. He/she will take your medical history, examine you, and order thyroid labs. Results should be available by the next day. Hope all is OK! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Patients with hyperthyroidism can have mild to overt symptoms, which include anxiety, emotional lability, weakness, tremor, palpitations, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, and weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite. Other symptoms that may be present include hyperdefecation, urinary frequency, oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more

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What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

Goiter: Swelling of the thyroid gland shows enlarged swollen neck (diffuse or nodular) with weight loss despite increased appetite, and heat intolerance. Common causes are iodine deficiency & selenium deficiency & also autoimmune thyroid diseases. Of interest, as i read a while back, president george bush & his wife barbara bush , both had goiter. ...Read more

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How could i know if I have hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Wt loss- unuintended, palpitation, anxiety, high bp, increased apetite/metabolism, insomnia, tremor, arterial fibrillation, protruding eye ball etc may have swelling of thyroid, nodule in thyroid, throat pain- like sore throat without infection, may have family hx. See pmd it is easy to dx. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism is curable?

Indeed: The treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. Sometimes its self limited. Sometimes it can be cured by surgery and sometimes radioactive iodine treatment. It is however almost always curable. ...Read more

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Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism ?

Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory eating lots of broccoli may help with hyperthyroidsim as it will affect T4 (inactive) to T3 (liothyronine) (active hormone) conversion. I'd suggest higher doses of Alpha lipoic acid which will help naturally manage it - 600mg - 2-3 caps tid. Follow levels. ...Read more

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Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism ?

Not hurt/won't help,: Broccoli is a very nutritious food, but it is highly unlikely to help hypothyroidism. Regardless of the cause, the best treatment for this is thyroid hormone replacement, or synthroid (thyroxine). See your doctor to find out more, and to figure out what is the best dose for you. ...Read more

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Could it be hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Take a blood test: Symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are quite different so if you are unsure i suspect he problem is not your thyroid. If you were found to have an enlarged thyroid the problem could be either one and it could be mild enough that you would have no symptoms. Your regular doctor can examine you and tell you if you have an enlarged gland and check your thyroid tests if necessary. ...Read more

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What are causes of hyperthyroidism and menopause?

What are causes of hyperthyroidism and menopause?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is not associated with menopause. Most common causes of hyperthyroid is Graves disease, toxic nodular goiter and thyroiditis. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more