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Hypothyroidism And Slow Cognitive Tempo
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
Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?
Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website: http://www.rxlist.com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center.htm Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ." ...Read more
Very unlikely: Thyroid hormone affects every part of your body, but it does not usually affect your immune system to any significant degree. Loss of consciousness is also very uncommon with hypothyroidism. If your thyroid levels have been normalized with thyroid hormone, you need another explanation for your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just begin a cleaning service job but find myself running out of time while cleaning suffering from hypothyroidism why am i so slow at everything ?
I eat 1200 cals watch my sugar and carb intake exercise 5 days a wk.I have hypothyroid and take synthoid. I lost some weight but its now slow down.
May need more cals: 1200 calories is quite low and your body already has trouble maintaining normal metabolism due to hypothyroid. Speak with your doc regarding whether your synthroid (thyroxine) dose needs adjusting, but also consider eating more. When you restrict your calories like that your body thinks it is starving and slows down metabolism further to preserve itself. ...Read more
My dr. Said my heartbeat is slow, carotid scan showed intermittent arrhythmia, I have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what should I do?
Hypothyroidism: I would recommend you have a full thyroid evaluation done with your physician. ...Read more
Serequel (Quetiapine): does it cause hypothyroidism? does it slow metabolism or does the excess hunger causes the weight and thus metabolic syndrome?
Seroquel (quetiapine) ?: AmroP293~ weight gain is a well known side effect of Seroquel but hypothyroidism is not listed as a side effect. If you are gaining weight its not a bad idea to check a TSH to r/o hypothyroidism. You should see a doctor about this and have him manage this thanks http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/quetiapine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism with goiter and hear gurgling noise from my thyroid. Should I be concerned. Last ultrasound show slow nodule growth?
Yes if enlarging: if goitor gets bigger and this does not resolve within 2 weeks get another u/s and see endocrinologist for labs and possible fine needle aspiration biopsy , if it is cancer , if caught early it is bets chance, could be pressing on blood vessel causing the sounds, but very unusual this sound so get tested ...Read more
I'm hypothyroid with a TSH of 0.01 and T4 in mid range , I have a slow heart rate , i suffer constipation , I do have anxiety am i over medicated?
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