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Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Among other: Things. Puffy eyes could result from either hypo or hyperthyoridism. Reducing salt intake may help. Other isuses may be lack of sleep, aging, hormonal changes etc. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

Possible infection: Swollen glands are almost always a sign of infection. Fatigue, appetite loss, and headache are all non-specific symptoms that can also be related to infection. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

Liver issues: Please make an appointment with your physician for evaluation of liver function and screening for hepatitis and and an ultrasound to rule out liver and gallbladder disease.. Serious symptoms which require examination and testing. ...Read more

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Fatigue, memory loss, tired eyes (hard to focus), speech, and a dropy eye lid. Are these signs of mild sleep apnea or something else?

Fatigue, memory loss, tired eyes (hard to focus), speech, and a dropy eye lid.  Are these signs of mild sleep apnea or something else?

Many things: The symptoms you have mentioned can be one of many possible diagnoses. Hypothyroidism, lyme disease, cerebrovascular disease, are among the many possibilities.. Please make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I have many symptoms including drooping eye with blurry vision in that eye, muscle twitches/spasms, extreme fatigue, tiredness, restlessness, ?

Hello, I have many symptoms including drooping eye with blurry vision in that eye, muscle twitches/spasms, extreme fatigue, tiredness, restlessness, ?

Need eye exam: You may want to try getting adequate rest and limit the stress factors in your life. It the symptoms still persist , see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Do heart problems cause dark circles under the eyes and fatigue?

Do heart problems cause dark circles under the eyes and fatigue?

Maybe: Dark circles under the eyes is usually caused by backup of dark venous blood in veins behind the thin lid skin. Besides causing fatigue, cardiac problems can make this darkening worse. Make sure you are under the care of your primary doctor and if necessary, a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Are sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue signs of diabetes?

Are sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue signs of diabetes?

Possible signs: Have yourself evaluated by you doctor. A few simple test could determine your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are red ears a symptom of lack of sleep?

Are red ears a symptom of lack of sleep?

Possibly: Red ears indicate an increase in vascular flow and suggests that the control mechanisms of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system is compromised and unbalanced. Everything is connected to everything else ! ...Read more

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Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Possibly: Clinical depression is a risk factor for both anxiety and heart disease. And heart disease can cause depression. Therefore it is important to get a full medical work-up with your primary care doctor to clarify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having symptoms similar to hyperthyroid. Could overmedication also cause symptoms of graves disease particularily the puffy eyelids?

I am having symptoms similar to hyperthyroid. Could overmedication also cause symptoms of graves disease particularily the puffy eyelids?

No: Once diagnosed with any thyroid condition, the condition known as "thyroid eye disease" can occur at any time, independent of the thyroid status of the body. So in your case, the puffy eyelids is due to the thyroid condition, not the over-treating or under-treating of the thyroid in the body. ...Read more

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What is the signs and symptoms of sore eyes?

What is the signs and symptoms of sore eyes?

Red and tearing eyes: Eyes that are sore or that ache can have a multitude of causes ranging from eye infection, inflammation, trauma, dry eye, or tithe need for glasses. Thes e can manifest as blurred vision, tearing eyes, double vision, android (methyltestosterone). ...Read more

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Can major fatigue and drowsiness still be indicative of severe depression despite lack of sadness emotional distress? What could cause these 2 symp.?

Can major fatigue and drowsiness still be indicative of severe depression despite lack of sadness emotional distress? What could cause these 2 symp.?

There are many, many: causes for fatigue and drowsiness. If one was severely depressed - would anticipate that they would have some changes to mood. Recommend medical workup to determine cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is causing puffy dark under eyes? Dark v puffy under eyes that feel full accompanied by dizziness and nausea for over 3 weeks. Good diet/sleep.

What is causing puffy dark under eyes? Dark v puffy under eyes that feel full accompanied by dizziness and nausea for over 3 weeks. Good diet/sleep.

Allergic shiners: These sound like allergic shiners which suggest that you have seasonal allergies. Your sinuses and nose being filled with fluid/swollen can cause the dizziness, nausea from congestion dripping down and irritating your stomach. Try loratidine/certrizine once daily for relief. ...Read more

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OTHER THAN ALLERGIES AND LACK OF SLEEP, what are possible causes of dark circles under a toddlers eyes? Medications? Diet?

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OTHER THAN ALLERGIES AND LACK OF SLEEP, what are possible causes of dark circles under a toddlers eyes? Medications? Diet?

Familial?: Dark circles may also be a familial trait but nasal congestion and sinus infection( uncommon at this age) may cause them too. Have you talked to your doctor? ...Read more

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Could fatigue and difficulty concentrating be associated with my eyes?

Could fatigue and difficulty concentrating be associated with my eyes?

Yes: Get evaluated by your family physician or get your eyes and vision checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My symptoms are little blurring of vision, light headache and hypersomnia..What can be the reasons.?

My symptoms are little blurring of vision, light headache and hypersomnia..What can be the reasons.?

The most likely...: ....Reason is sleep deprivation. Maybe you need more hours, or maybe you are not sleeping well. Many young people think they can get by on too few hours, when actually they are suffering the effects of too little sleep. You can cheat sleep and you can't pay it back. Your body requires the amount of sleep it requires. Look to this first as the cause. ...Read more

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Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Among other: Things. Puffy eyes could result from either hypo or hyperthyoridism. Reducing salt intake may help. Other isuses may be lack of sleep, aging, hormonal changes etc. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, I have swollen akles, I read up on this and found info telling me that this water retention could be related to the underactive thyroid. What medication if any can I take to alleviate this water retention? also puffy eyes

I have hypothyroidism, I have swollen akles, I read up on this and found info telling me that this water retention could be related to the underactive thyroid.  What medication if any can I take to alleviate this water retention? also puffy eyes

Hypothyroidism: These can be signs of under treated hypothyroidism. You should have the levels checked and treated with thyroid medication. There are diuretics but this is not how this type of swelling should be treated.
See your M.D. to get levels checked and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning.I think they have watering them.I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it.Already on 100 mg of my. Meds.P?

How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning.I think they have watering them.I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it.Already on 100 mg of my. Meds.P?

Hypothyroid: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and hypothyroidism- see your doctor. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read more

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Tired, rhinitis, frequent sinus infections, acne, lethargic, eczema, puffy eyes with dark circles, irritable, clogged ears. What is wrong with me?

Tired, rhinitis, frequent sinus infections, acne, lethargic, eczema, puffy eyes with dark circles, irritable, clogged ears. What is wrong with  me?

Sounds like u : Need to see a good doctor...Where u will get evaluated and treated for all of your above complaints. A board certified internist is a good place to start.Find one u are comfortable with, and you will have good care for life. ...Read more

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I wake with itchy rashes on my throat/neck the last month that usually go away. Now i wake with itchy puffy eyes that stay irritated all day. Any advi?

I wake with itchy rashes on my throat/neck the last month that usually go away. Now i wake with itchy puffy eyes that stay irritated all day. Any advi?

Dust allergies: Fairly common symptoms for dust allergies. Builds up as you sleep. They are worse in the morning. Pollen allergies are worse as the day goes on. Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for allergies. You can also take over the counter medicine like loratidine in the morning or zyrtec before bed. ...Read more

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What can I take for irritated swollen eyes after allergic reaction?

What can I take for irritated swollen eyes after allergic reaction?

Treatment options: Try an antihistamine like zyrtec or Claritin and add some eye drops. Zaditor (ketotifen) is very good for allergies. It there is discharge, change in vision or pain then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about major headaches and itchy, irritated, occasionally blurry, sometimes swollen eyes? Could this be a brain tumor?

Should I be concerned about major headaches and itchy, irritated, occasionally blurry, sometimes swollen eyes? Could this be a brain tumor?

Doubtful: Eye discomfort is generally a result of dry eyes or allergies.While headaches could be a symptom of a brain tumor,remember this is a RARE event. See a doctor for an eye exam! ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

watery eyes.: Not to my knowledge but you should see an ophthalmologist or optometrist. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Usually not: Usually not, unless the medication caused the eye to be more dry. More likely it is dry due to the environment or the thyroid condition it's self. It is possible you are developing graves ophthalmopathy (a condition associated with thyroid problems). ...Read more

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Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.

Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.

Ointments: With hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows and your mucous can be dry and thickened which frequently blocks the ostia of your sinuses. These small openings connect to the atmosphere. Blocking them raises the pressure in your sinuses and gives you that feeling behind your eyes. Not closing your eyes all the way for sleep, or lagophthalmos, can be treated with Genteal Gel or Refresh PM before bed. ...Read more

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Throbbing in head when eyes/head moves left to right & vice versa, happening more often x1mo. ; 39yo obese f, history htn hypothyroid, depression, on meds.?

Throbbing in head when eyes/head moves left to right & vice versa, happening more often x1mo. ; 39yo obese f, history htn hypothyroid, depression, on meds.?

Headaches: Headaches are common even in totally healthy individuals, but when you are on medications and have thyroid dysfunction as well, youlikely have more reasons to be developing headaches. With eye/head movement triggering and other medical probs, it is necessary to get an evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more

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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, but still don't seem to feel normal on thyroid meds also I have all the symptoms for hypoparathyroidism twitch lips and eye ect?

Symptoms and disease: Hi. There is no symptom specific for a disease, and no disease specific to a symptom. Are tour thyroid tests normal on your thyroid hormone replacement dose? If so (and if they've been stable for a few months), your symptoms are due to something else, even though the same symptoms may be seen in untreated hypothyroidism. Make sure your labs are normal and take your thyroid hormone as directed. ...Read more

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Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder.My other muscles were randomly twitching to.I have hypothyroid.

Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder.My other muscles were randomly twitching to.I have hypothyroid.

Best to see doctor: The upper cervical nerves form the stellate ganglion which can go rostrad to the head for innervation. The lower ones do control the neck and shoulder muscles. It is difficult to just say that the problem is that. It is best to have it evaluated especially in view of the eye twitching. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism related to migraine headaches.my nose sometimes get blocked coz of migraine should I consult ENT doc or eye doctor or neuro?

Is hypothyroidism related to migraine headaches.my nose sometimes get blocked coz of migraine should I consult ENT doc or eye doctor or neuro?

Migraine: I would start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor who will evaluate your problems and decide if you need to see a specialist. If things get worse before you can see your doctor please go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Irritability (Definition)

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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more