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Recheck labs: First thing to do is to make sure the thyroid labs are now normal. Sometimes you might have to live with normal thyroid levels for a few months to see if the symptoms improved. If thyroid levels are now completely normal on synthroid (thyroxine) and you still have all the symptoms, i think it's time to look for another cause for your symptoms. ...Read more
Yes and No.: Thyroid Cancer itself does not cause hypothyroidism or symptoms of hypothyroidism. Most people with thyroid cancer will have NO symptoms at all; some may have a lump in the lower neck, trouble swallowing, or hoarseness. Treatment for thyroid cancer (surgery to remove the thyroid) will cause hypothyroidism, but with proper treatment, there should be no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely.: To diagnose a thyroid problem symptoms can be suggestive but blood tests are needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
None: True subclinical hypothyroidism should have no symptoms because the free hormone levels are normal. It is only the TSH that is elevated. I think of this as the body is having to work a little harder to produce appropriate amounts of thyroid hormone (thus needing more TSH to meet those needs). ...Read more
Yes: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in the body is in menopause. Fatigue is a common symptom that can be remedied with bioidentical hormones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your MDget testd: HypoPTH can lead to low levels of calcium in the blood, often causing cramping and twitching of muscles or tetany (involuntary muscle contraction),& several other symptoms.it is also encountered a/f thyroid or parathyroid gland surgery,& can be caused by immune system-related damage & a number of rarer causes. The diagnosis is made w/ blood tests. Fatigue, headaches, bone pain & insomnia can occur ...Read more
How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.
B12/thyroid: They are different but may share some symptoms. Both have more than 1 cause for dysfunction, both can be due to autoimmune disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis and pernicious anemia. Antibodies cause problems for each condition. B12 def can give numbness in feet and legs, later causing dementia if untreated. Hypothyroidism has many symptoms: fatigue, depression, poor reflexes, skin changes, etc. ...Read more
I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?
Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more
I'm diagnosed hashimoto's thyroiditis and my TSH measures 0.212 uiu/ml. Does my TSH level cause constant tiredness, sleepiness, headaches and hunger?
Autoimmunity: If you have anti-thyroid antibodies, two (2) things may happen, depending on the site of action. If the antibodies stimulate the TSH receptor, this would lead to grave's disease, which implies a hyper functioning gland. In the other scenario, the antibodies may participate in the destruction of the gland, thereby causing hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too. ...Read more
Tsh normal and have goiter. Is Synthroid (thyroxine) the right answer? Hypo symptoms. Please help
Is it a nodule?: Hi. Goiter refers to abnormal size/shape of thyroid. Make sure it's not a nodule - that could be cancer. If it's a diffuse goiter, check TPO and thyroglobulin antibodies to see if it's an autoimmune goiter, which may antedate the development of thyroid function abnormalities. If it's a diffuse or Hashimoto's goiter, your thyroid function will need to be folioed over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx Hashimotos tpo-ab 26. TSH and T4 normal. Given Armour. Now off Armour 2wks. Still hyper Sx. Misdiagnosed? Could I have graves instead?
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