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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person 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


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Anxiety spells, insomnia, headaches, fatigue and lack of concentration ?

Anxiety spells, insomnia, headaches, fatigue and lack of concentration ?

See a therapist.: It sounds like you do not feel good at all. Please see your physician to be sure something physical isn't going on to cause these symptoms then get a therapist to help you find out why you feel this way and ways to deal with it. ...Read more

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Increased metabolic rate and exophthalmos related?

Increased metabolic rate and exophthalmos related?

Grave's disease: Exophthalmos is associated with grave's disease which causes hyperthyroidism. If you have this eye condition your doctor may need to do thyroid testing if not already done. ...Read more

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What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

All of the above: It is possible the underlying condition resulting in the use of medication could be a problem. If 25-oh vit d 3 levels are normal, free T4 levels are normal, and cortisol is not high in the evening, eating 6 small equal meals, managing stress skillfully, and moving though the day with some thing as simple as pretend jump roping for 60 minutes spread out in 1-2 minute intervals should help. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause mood changes such as anxiety and depression. Your symptoms should improve when you take thyroid medication. It may take a few months for your thyroid to normalize. ...Read more

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Excess adrenaline causing strong palpitations even from little activity? Ekg normal. Symptoms include: polyuria, indigestion, insomnia, fatigue.

Excess adrenaline causing strong palpitations even from little activity? Ekg normal. Symptoms include: polyuria, indigestion, insomnia, fatigue.

Complete check up!: Normal ekg means very little on your case! you need a comprehensive work up to check your systems, including neurological, metabolic, renal, cardiovascular, etc. A session of multifunction cardiogram should be integral part... Good luck and let me know how it turns out. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Yes: In some people , artificially reducing brain serotonin will induce a depression episode which can have all of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Heart rate increase, breathing rate increase, dizzy, tremor, normal thyroid hormone? happen during excitement or anxiety. why?

Many possibilities: Could you be pregnant? If not, Have you had a rapid growth spurt? Sometimes during periods of rapid growth the autonomic nervous system has trouble regulating and you may need to have more salt and water in your diet. Check for a 30 beat or more difference in hr from lying down to standing. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid or hyperthyroidism cause death?

Can low thyroid or hyperthyroidism cause death?

Yes: This used to be fairly common. And perhaps almost as bad, untreated hypothyroidism will slowly erode your life so that you cannot do any of the things you enjoy. Your mind will slow and perhaps go insane, your heart can't keep up, you'll get fat, grotesque-looking and weak and be severely constipated. And eventually you get myxedema coma and die. Treating it is extremely easy if done on time. ...Read more

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How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease?
I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Might depression cause an increased appetite?

Might depression cause an increased appetite?

Yes: People with depression can have different appetite changes.I have seen those that have lost weight and others who gain weight.Some people who eat more when they are depressed use food as a coping mechanism to help them feel better.It is best to identify the problem early and get proper treatment.Hypothyroidism can also mimic depression and cause weight gain.A simple blood test can rule this out. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased heart rate when dosage is increased?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased heart rate when dosage is increased?

Yes uncommonly: In a postmarketing survey of over 70, 000 patients, 1.19% of patients reported tachycardia associated with the use of zoloft (sertraline). Some had preexisting hypertension, depression, pain and other possible contributing factors. All resolved with discontinuation of the agent if persistent. Please make your prescribing physician aware of your issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is amiodarone cause hypo or hyperthyroidism?

Is amiodarone cause hypo or hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: It can cause both. It can also cause what is called 'sick euthyroid'. Thyroid function tests should be followed regularly in all patients on amiodarone. ...Read more

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What hormone increases sleepiness?

What hormone increases sleepiness?

Progesterone: Because Progesterone can cause one to feel drowsy, most doctors prescribe it to be taken at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can higher doses of Effexor (venlafaxine) (above 75mg) cause depression to worsen and/or increase symptoms like anhedonia, lethargy, demotivation, etc.?

Can higher doses of Effexor (venlafaxine) (above 75mg) cause depression to worsen and/or increase symptoms like anhedonia, lethargy, demotivation, etc.?

Not typically: Increasing Effexor (venlafaxine) dose may not be effective and can increase side effects, including anxiety, but should not actually worsen depressive symptoms you describe. Effexor (venlafaxine) can unmask Mania in a patient with underlying Bipolar disorder. ...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


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