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How to cure emotional numbness? Hypothyroid on levothyroxin.

How to cure emotional numbness? Hypothyroid on levothyroxin.

Poor control: Although your doc may tell you, your numbers are fine, it is possible that you are not under optimal control. Anhedonia (numb emotionally) may be coming form insufficient hormone or hormone action. Your TSH should be between 1-2, your ft4 normal and total T3 (liothyronine) normal showing optimal conversion. Generics have erratic content as well as absorption. Follow instructions exactly. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Why do I have numbness or tingling in various parts of the body associated with hypothyroidism?

Why do I have numbness or tingling in various parts of the body associated with hypothyroidism?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism causes thickening of the covering around tendons called synovium. In some parts of the body, like the carpal tunnel, there is only so much space. If the space is filled with the thicker synovium then the nerve that also is in the carpal tunnel gets pinched. That causes numbness and/or tingling. ...Read more

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Mom just had her left arm go numb and said it "went rigid" and she dropped the cup she was holding. She' 60y/o, hypothyroidism, no other probs. cause?

Mom just had her left arm go numb and said it "went rigid" and she dropped the cup she was holding. She' 60y/o, hypothyroidism, no other probs. cause?

"went rigid": First have her check her thyroid labs. Her left arm trouble suggests nerve damage. Please have her doctor refer her to a Neurologist if the doctor cannot diagnose the cause. Wish her better for me. ...Read more

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I have severe chills and numbness in my finger tips, blurry vision and diarria today, i have hypothyroidism but had been feeling better however ?

I have severe chills and numbness in my finger tips, blurry vision and diarria today,  i have hypothyroidism but had been feeling better however ?

Ans: Well many issues here. Possibly all related to the thyroid issue. Have you recently had your thyroid studies? You need to see your doctor for exam and blood work ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid present as finger numbness and stiffness, with slight decrease in reflexes in one arm? Such as if Synthroid (thyroxine) needs adjust in dose?

Can hypothyroid present as finger numbness and stiffness, with slight decrease in reflexes in one arm?  Such as if Synthroid (thyroxine) needs adjust in dose?

Unusual: Hypothyroidism can present as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause numbness in fingers. Reflexes become slowed in hypothyroidism, but should remain symmetric, so it should not occur in just one arm. It is easy to find out if you are on enough synthroid (thyroxine) by getting a free T4 and TSH level done. ...Read more

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I have a lot of trouble sleeping & wake up constantly due to my arms/hands becoming numb every night, could this be related to my hypothyroidism?

I have a lot of trouble sleeping & wake up constantly due to my arms/hands becoming numb every night, could this be related to my hypothyroidism?

Fatigue: I wouldn't think that your HYPOthyroidism would cause you TROUBLE to sleep. Actually, just the reverse, you'd be expected to have trouble staying awake. But in terms of numbness in the hands and arms...that's possible. You'd know if that were the case simply by asking your doctor what your latest numbers are. You could also have other issues causing your symptoms. Speak to your doctor for advice ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more