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Hyperthyroidism Caused By Over Medication
If anxiety is caused by hypothyroidism can the anxiety be helped by other remedies .Thyroxine does not help or maybe a change in thyroid medication ?
Stop/change the med: If the med is causing your headache, the best treatment is stopping that medicine. You should inform your doc of the side effect of your current med and possibly you will be evaluated and prescribed a different medication. Fortunately, there are many choices now for adhd treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Most arrhythmias that are due to anxiety- adrenaline based, ( apcs, pvcs, svt) can be treated with stress management, meditation, exercise, adequate sleep, reduction of caffeine. However, dangerous arrhythmias can also worsen with stress as well. Vtach, afib etc. Complete evaluation with a cardiologist is important prior to simply addressing the anxiety. ...Read more
What medication and supplements should chronic fatigue syndrome caused by EBV and hhv-6 be treated with?
Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?
Depression: Oftentimes there is a very fine line that's often blurred by depression as an internal phenomenon via chemical imbalance, versus depression as psychological (as you put it) which I interpret as being aggravated by external factors. Both phenomena interact reciprocally with each other. Welcome to another variant of the time honored "chicken and egg" debate! ...Read more
Rarely: Doing a search on the medical literature, it seems that problems with thyroid function are rare, but can occur. The severity and frequency of these problems is not clear. If you suspect a problem, contact your primary doctor, as some routine lab work can diagnose hypo or hyperthyroidism. The good news is that most of the reported problems with Accutane seem reversible. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Among many other...: The skin is the most sensory innervated organ in the body. Among the many causes of itching, stress could be a factor, but it is often some very minor sensation that causes a brief itch, and then one scratches and that causes more itching....Dry skin, allergy to almost anything that touches the skin, or is inhaled will set off a response that allows mast and other cells to release histamines. Itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hyperthyroidism be brought on by antibiotics? Antibiotics caused pancreatitis and wondering they also can cause thyroiditis?
Not typically: Different mechanism as to how pancreatitis and thyroid diesase occurs. Some drugs can indeed affect thyroid function, e.g. Some cardiac meds, interferon. Arguably, some idiosyncratic reaction (unexpected, unpredictable, and for no known reason) to any med could conceivably stimulate the immune system to cause hyperthyroidism-would be pretty rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can muscle and joint pain caused by divalproex be prevented without reducing the dose or switching medications?
Uncommon: Was the diagnosis of pain made by your physician? These are unlikely to be caused by valproic acid, particularly since the drug can be used in some circumstances to treat pain. Would speak to your prescribing physician about this and determine if this is the true cause of your pain, or if there are other things in your history which would be causing your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stelazine induced hyperprolactinemia be treated by simply stopping use if symptoms are mild? Which symptoms indicate medical treatment?
Never just stop!: You might be right to want to wean off if not needed - but definitely have a Dr help you do it safely. This is a good chance to work together for your best treatment. It's nice that you feel the symptoms are mild - but do collaborate on your treatment and consider best use of psychotherapy during changes to validate and support you. ...Read more
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