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I'm being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

I'm being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism (TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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What are symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

What are symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

Many possible: Some people with an overactive thyroid may have no symptoms at all. For those that do, hair thinning, trouble sleeping or concentrating, irritability, wt changes, heart pounding, shakiness, frequent bms, feeling hot when others don't, and inability to exercise may be present. Eye bulging or double vision may occur w/ graves' disease, and neck swelling and tenderness may occur w/ thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

Hyperthyroidism: Weight loss, feeling hot all the time, shakes/tremors, high pulse rate, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and sometimes bulging eyes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid and what can be done for it?

Imaging, lab tests: First visit your primary care doc. Get examined clinacally, to exclude lymphn. Need to r/o simple overactive thyroid versus hyperactive thyroid cancers. Need thyroid function tests -a set of blood tests to be done in addition to lipid profile, CBC to r/o anemia which can result from thryoid dz, alkaline phosphatase from high from bone turnover in overactive dz. Also need to get thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid? I need to know all possibly

What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid? I need to know all possibly

Hyperthyroidism: May manifest as tremulousness, exopthalmos, heat intolerance, tiredness, dry skin, weight loss and nervousness and irritability ...Read more

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What are symptoms of overactive thyroid problems?

What are symptoms of overactive thyroid problems?

Many possible: Weight loss (some people can gain weight), feeling hot, more frequent, looser bowel movements, heart pounding or racing, shakiness, jitters, poor sleep and concentration, irritability, hair loss, lighter or absent periods, double vision, eyes bulging, or eye irritation. See your doctor to get labs checked if you think you have this! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overactive thyroid and what is it called?

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What are the symptoms of overactive thyroid and what is it called?

Overactive thyroid: It is called hyperthyroidism. Some symptoms are difficulty concentrating, fatigue, large thyroid in neck, frequent bowel movements, increased appetite, heat intolerance, increased sweating, irregular menstrual periods in women, nervousness, restlessness, weight loss, high blood pressure, hair loss, tremors, itching, diarrhea, upset stomach, eyes protruding (exophthalmos). ...Read more

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Docs! Please give me more information on overactive thyroid symptoms?

Docs! Please give me more information on overactive thyroid symptoms?

Many possible: Weight loss (some people can gain weight), feeling hot, more frequent, looser bowel movements, heart pounding or racing, shakiness, jitters, poor sleep and concentration, irritability, hair loss, lighter or absent periods, double vision, eyes bulging, or eye irritation. See your doctor to get labs checked if you think you have this! ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people, prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform, tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination. ...Read more

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Help please! Is dizziness a symptom for overactive thyroid?

Help please! Is dizziness a symptom for overactive thyroid?

Its a symptom: For many things but it does not specicially suggest overactive thyroid. Dizziness is non specific but often related to your inner ear or brain. ...Read more

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Are painful knees a symptom of overactive thyroid?

Are painful knees a symptom of overactive thyroid?

No: Pain that is just localized to the knees is not related. ...Read more

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Is brain fog a symptom of overactive thyroid?

Is brain fog a symptom of overactive thyroid?

CNS activation: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, irritability, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue. In rare instances, it may cause manic or psychotic symptoms. It is good to be evaluated by your physician to determine if you have a thyroid abnormality. ...Read more

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Anxiety vs overactive thyroid? I have really bad anxiety, but all my symptoms match up with both anxiety and overactive thyroid...

Anxiety vs overactive thyroid? I have really bad anxiety, but all my symptoms match up with both anxiety and overactive thyroid...

The way you: Figure this out is to start with a blood panel to check thyroid function. If it's off, treat accordingly, usually with meds to up or down regulate. If its normal, start looking at other anxiety causes. Here's a reference:

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What to do if I have all the symptoms of an overactive thyroid but my ultrasound result came back normal how is that?

What to do if I have all the symptoms of an overactive thyroid but my ultrasound result came back normal how is that?

Function vs image: The ultrasound shows the structure of the thyroid. The function is something measured with laboratory studies and functional imaging such as a nucular medicine thyroid uptake and scan. ...Read more

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My bloods are normal, so gp says I have nodule on thyroid. And hav symptoms of overactive thyroid been ill for weeks...Pls can u help?

My bloods are normal, so gp says I have nodule on thyroid. And hav symptoms of overactive thyroid been ill for weeks...Pls can u help?

Thyroid nodule: If you're having symptoms or hyperthyroid, need to return to fp or see endocrinologist for thyroid function tests as well as thyroid ultra-sound/scan/biopsy to determine nature of nodule. If benign, there are medications to help control overactive thyroid, or if necessary, part of the gland can be removed. Docs can advise you best after tests. ...Read more

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I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

Get evaluated: You cannot diagnose graves' disease by symptoms alone. You need to see your doctors to have the graves' and Crohn's disase confirm by labs/imaging and possibly tissue biopsy. ...Read more

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I'm being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism (TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. ...Read more

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What is an overactive thyroid?

What is an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Thyroid: I am assuming you already have your baby - congrats and enjoy.
If your overactive thyroid is being treated with medicine you won't hurt your baby.
If you have been treated with radio-active iodine within the last week you should be using a different lavatory from your baby.
If you have had radio-active iodine longer than a week ago your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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What is meant by "overactive thyroid"?

Hyperthyroidism: Over active thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone - hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are signs of an overactive thyroid?

What are signs of an overactive thyroid?

Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased sweating, thin hair/skin/nails, poor recent memory are among the most common. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response.
Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

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In a nutshell, what is overactive thyroid?

In a nutshell, what is overactive thyroid?

Excess hormone: The thyroid makes hormones that regulate metabolism. An over active thyroid makes too much. So everything's faster or working harder- heart rate, intestines, sweat glands, etc. ...Read more

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How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

A few reasons: The most common cause is an autoimmune condition where the body starts attacking the thyroid gland, a condition called graves disease where the thyroid starts overproducing thyroid hormones. Viral diseases can also cause inflammation of the thyroid, hence causing hyperthyroidism (thyroiditis) as well as some medications, commonly medications used to treat bipolar disease. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an overactive thyroid?

What are the causes of an overactive thyroid?

Causes: Autoimmune. Either the immune system makes a protein that stimulates the thyroid to be "on" all the time (graves disease) or the immune system is destroying the thyroid cells, increasing thyroid hormone release. Unusual causes are a cluster of cells working a higher speed (hyperfunctioning nodule) or activation in the protein that tells the thyroid to work more (tsh receptor). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an overactive thyroid?

Blood Tests: While symptoms of feeling hot, easily tired, shaky, pounding/racing heart, sweating, irritability and eye changes may suggest this condition, blood tests for TSH and thyroid hormone levels are needed for this diagnosis. The TSH level is the most sensitive test for this condition. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: The most common causes are grave's disease and a multinodular goiter. The T4 and/or T3 (liothyronine) will be elevated, and the TSH decreased. You will typically have symptoms of palpitations, rapid pulse, sweating, tremor, and irritability. After all that, you can get very fatigued. This condition can be fixed with either medications, radioactive iodine or surgery. You should probably see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Ok I've got overactive thyroid. What should I do?

Discuss with doctor: Go over your treatment options with your doctor. Medications, radioactive iodine or surgery are the 3 available. Discuss the risks and benefits of each. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more