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Is Energy Level A Symptom Of Hypothyroidism
Is it possible to show signs of hyper thyroidism with a TSH level of 0.75? palipitations, constant hunger,.is this physcosamatic?Multi nodular thyroid
Not hyperthyroid: If you were hyperthyroid your free T4 would be high and TSH ...Read more
No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH is in the normal range. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
No, but....: Maybe insomnia is a symptom of whatever is also causing your elevated prolactin. For many people, sleep is a fragile venture and almost any physiological disruption can effect it. Elevated prolactin can be due to a number of causes including medication, pregnancy, breast feeding, pituitary tumor or a variety of illnesses. You can imagine that any of these causes could have an impact on sleep. ...Read more
It's controversial: There is broad consensus that a TSH between 0.3-2.5 is normal (assuming no pituitary problem exists), and broad consensus that TSH levels above 10 are abnormal and should be treated. A middle-of-the-road approach might be to say that levels between 5-10 are abnormal, and treatment is likely to be beneficial, and that values between 2.5-5 may be abnormal, and that treatment may be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menapause & depressi: Women going through menapause may develop depression. On the other hand most women going through menapause do not develop depression. Both conditions can develop independently. Most women who become depressed are not going through menapause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely by itself:: Too ? iron for RBC production by bone marrow, resulting in anemia could (in turn) result in ?ed heart rate & breathing with activity, fatigue, etc. It is the anemia (?ed ability for the blood to carry oxygen) which results in the fatigue, when this exists, not just ?ed iron per-se. For marketing reasons, many issues which could be relevant (if severe enough) are promoted as primary cause; "cures". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D toxicity: No. Vitamin d has no known adverse effects up to levels of 100 ng/ml. Obvious signs of toxicity emerge at levels above 150 ng/ml. Signs of toxicity include: constipation; decreased appetite (anorexia); dehydration; fatigue; irritability; muscle weakness; vomiting; heart rhythm abnormalities; kidney stones; and polyuria (frequent urination). ...Read more
Bio-magnetic: No - it would not be good for you because you cannot control the bio-magnetic bracelet each and every day. By now you should not have hypothyroidism if the doctor is giving you enough thyroid medicine. There are many changes that can help your energy level. Best idea would be to go to the local training facility. Please let me know if this works out. ...Read more
I've been on Synthroid (thyroxine) 25 mcg for 1 month for hypothyroidism & the last 2 weeks my energy level has dropped. I don't even want to eat. Is that normal?
Im extremely tired for no reason.No matter how much i rest, my energy levels remain low.My body is also a bit painful & i have this constant headache. There was a time i was so tired my speech was slow. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism years ago.
Chronic Fatigue: You appear to have a form of fatigue. This could be chronic fatigue syndrome also known as fibromyalgia or other organic causes such as obstructive sleep apnea. Due to your history of hypothyroidism, this would need to be evaluated as a cause as well as ruling out other possible pathologic causes. You need to be seen by your physician for a workup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
THS of 1.17, goiter nodules, FNB in 2 months , no energy, on pills for depression, many other symptoms for hypothyroid . I think I need Synthroid (thyroxine) ?
TSH not high: but hypothyroid? Is that what you are asking? I would imagine your doctor also checked thyroid hormone level in addition to TSH, so if you have low thyroid hormone, your doctor would have diagnosed it? You are getting biopsy (FNB you said) in 2 months, so your doctor is doing what he/she thinks is best to figure out your condition. Trust your doctor if he/she says you don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone know if the energy drink redline could be the cause for hyperparathyroidism? Or hypothyroidism? It contains camp.
Energy drinks: Putting camp into a drink will not do anything more than putting in lots of caffeine, which stimulates camp. It's an energy drink. It will not affect your hormones, although if you are already hyperthyroid it can worsen the symptoms. See an endocrinologist to determine if indeed there is anything wrong with your parathyroid or thyroid. ...Read more
Hypothyroid tests good yet very sluggish! how improve energy, concentration, +/or mood on own? Already eat healthy, sleep enough, and exercise a lot.
More to it. : Fatigue is always a hard problem because the symptom can mean different things. Many people can't exercise, eat well sleep enough because they are so fatigued and depressed. You are ahead there. Are you mainly sleepy, dose off when still? See a sleep doctor. Or you don't feel right inside, nothing makes you feel happy? Talk to your primary care doc or counselor. No simple fix. Don't go it alone. ...Read more
What to do if I have hypothyroidism and reactions like going to sleep after eating and losing my energy. how can I stop this?
What should I do if I have hypothyroidism and reactions like going to sleep after eating and losing my energy. How can I stop this?
I have low energy, am overweight and am hot all the time have hypothyroidism and am taking levothyroxine 88mcg and have a TSH of 1.04?
Obesity: Your thyroid disease appears to be well treated. I would hope that your doctor's also have you on a daily vitamin d. Now getting active, eating less calories, especially less sugars and other carbohydrates may very well help you feel a bit better.... At least enough to keep making healthy choices for your daily living. ...Read more
I have no energy and have depression. I always feel hungry . I take levothyroxin for my hypothyroidism. Is there anything else it could be?
First physical check: You first want to be sure that you are stable physically. So physical exam , blood tests including thyroid test should be done by your physician. A psychiatric evaluation is also in order to evaluate your depression. The treatment plan may include psychotherapy and or medication. Sometimes hunger comes from underlying psychological issues that have to worked out in therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypothyroid and take 125 mg of medicine.I feel loss of energy during the day with body ache.I exercise daily but don't seem to lose weight?
Reevaluate: Get a blood draw to see if your thyroid level is adequate on your current dose. It might not be the thyroid that is causing your current symptoms. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with both OSA (due to tonsils) and hypothyroidism. Been on treatment for both for 1 month and still tired. How long until more energy?
Depends: It depends on how long you were hypothyroid before starting medication. You should feel better within three months. It may sound counter-intutive but exercise may help recovery. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Am hypothyroid since july i take 150 mg of Synthroid (thyroxine) which is great but still zero energy and little weight loss i go to a gp how do I get energy back?
I have hypothyroidism and don't really think levothyroxine 50mcg is helping me...Memory loss confusion energy weight gain depression has increased?
Check your labs: You might ask your doctor to check your thyroid function studies, as your levothyroxin dose may need adjusting. Some people also say they feel better when using other formulations (such as Armour Thyroid or nature-throid). These contain a blend of T4 and T3 (liothyronine) (active form of thyroid hormone). Levothyroxine (synthroid) contains only t4; your body must convert this to T3 (liothyronine) as needed. Discuss w/your doc. ...Read more
Body aches, exhausted & no energy. Had flu shot. My hormones are all borderline if hypothyroidism....What can I do to get by until dr visit?
Wait: This does not sound like an emergency. You might call and ask if the appointment can be made earlier or if somebody else cancels, or you could see another doctor or if you think it is truly urgent go to an er. ...Read more
Adrenal issues? Had neck steroid inj & felt like old self. Short lived. Went Hyper to Hypothyroid, sweating, nervous, no energy, nausea, stool dia&con
Borderline hypothyroid (TSH varies btw 2.7 to 4) n PCOS. Dont want to take Synthroid (thyroxine) coz of side effects, what else can I do to keep energy & mood up?
Is a TSH of 5.13=hypothyroid.Feel fatigued, low energy, slow resting heart rate, cold, anxiety/depression. 20 y.o.female.Dr.didn't say it was abnormal?
If your TSH level is: within the normal range according to the laboratory's parameters, your MD will consider it normal. It is slightly high for some laboratories. If so, your doctor may order a Free T4 & Ultrasensitive TSH to determine if you have Hypothyroidism & if you need other studies & treatment. Either way, ask your MD for referral to mental health providers for diagnosis & management of anxiety/depression. ...Read more
My TSH is around 3. Fatigue, low energy. Have PCOS and insulin resistance. Can I be suffering from hypothyroidism? Is there a link with metformin?
Thyroid: Most US laboratories will report a TSH of 3 as "normal," but most endocrinologists in 2014 consider normal or be under "roughly" 2.5 (dissenting opinions welcome.) It's so close you might get different opinions from different doctors whether this makes you hypothyroid or not, but it's a close call either way. There is no association between metformin and thyroid function. ...Read more
Intermittent, severe apathy w/constant low energy. Gp mentioned antidepressants yet could they make it worse? I am hypothyroid, on meds, tsh=3. No clinical depression confirmed by 2 psychologists.
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