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Hypothyroidism And Trichotillomania
No: Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands whereas hypothyroidism refers to low levels of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland. Having one does not cause the other. Chronic stress and anxiety also do not cause these disorders. Low cortisol (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder, typically autoimmune related, and must be diagnosed correctly, not simply by a low cortisol level. ...Read more
My hair keeps falling out. I have fatigue, low energy, tremors, depression that mimic thyroid problems. what tests tell besides normal TSH , T3/4?
I have hypothyroidism, chronic yeast infections, dyshydrotic ezcema, fatigue, and thinning hair. I need a derm and endocrine referral. Help.?
I want to knoweverything about my conditions. Help with hypothyroid cholesterol depression ADHD and anxiety.
Read a lot: The more you read about each of the conditions the better off you will be (generally speaking). Best to stay out of the chat rooms as you can easily get misinformed. Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and other big clinics have excellent patient oriented materials on line. I like Wikipedia as it goes into some detail and is free of commercial bias. You can easily cross reference medical terms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents
Can hypothyroidism and depresion complletly treated by med?Can depresion from this disease treated complelty?Inherited depression can treat fully?
FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more
Can taking thyroid USP (desiccated thyroid) cause extreme fatigue ? I have hypo thyroid I'm also loosing my hair terribly . And loosing my vision
No, but: it's an inferior product to BRAND NAME thyroxine replacment. You need to take enough to return your levels to normal, which may resolve your hair loss problem. The loss of vision is probably not related unless you have a pituitary problem causing your hypothyroidism. You need to discuss w/your doctor and probably an opthamologist. ...Read more
Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.
Thyroid: It often depends on when you take your medicine. I think it best to take thyroid medicine at bedtime. Give it a bit of time and your levels should be stable. Yes, they could be stable and high or stable and low. Once you have settled on that please see your doctor. ...Read more
Is bupropion right for my condition, hyper anxioty disorder and severe depression with harm to self?
Maybe: Buproprion is a very good antidpressant that has the advantage of not causing sexual side effects. It can treat anxiety that often comes with depression, but it is not as good at treating pure anxiety disorders like ocd and generalized anxiety disorder. We tend to use the serotonin-enhancing agents for these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?
Yes/NO: there is no link between OCD and hair loss. HOWEVER it is well established that hair loss is associated in some cases with increased stress level and OCD elevates baseline anxiety and stress. so indirectly untreated symptomatic OCD may be associated with increased baseline anxiety and hair loss ...Read more
No: If it was truly caused by graves disease, it should normalize after graves is treated. ...Read more
SEPERATE CONDITIONS: These are two separate conditions and can happen to some patients together There is no concvincing evidence that there is any relationship for these two conditions ...Read more
How about talking?: How about talking to the right person about things that you don't feel good about? Do you know exactly why you don't feel well? Are you doing well in school? Do you like school & your friends? Anybody in your peer group you can lean on? How about home? Is that part of the problem or do you have a sib or parent you can share things? Can I ask someone from HealthTap to comment on your situation? ...Read more
I have dry hair/skin/lips and brittle nails, along with anxiety/panic attacks/insomnia. Are these related?
See Below: Get evaluated by a primary care doctor first to establish the reasons for your Sx. Some things just cannot be diagnosed over the internet :). Any results and course of action you can discuss after the results of medical workup. ...Read more
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