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Hyperthyroidism And Twitching
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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