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Dr. Pamela Pappas
4,587 doctors shared insights

Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Having numbness, tingling , head ache, dry mouth, shivering. Tired, forgetfulness , confusion, insomnia?

Having numbness, tingling , head ache, dry mouth, shivering. Tired, forgetfulness , confusion, insomnia?

Call physician: You can be having a reaction to the medications you are taking. You need to discuss this with your physician. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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TSH 1.0. Weight gain, fatigue, muscle ache, Raynaud's, IBS, dry skin, unable to concentrate, facial swelling. Tired of feeling tired!

TSH 1.0. Weight gain, fatigue, muscle ache, Raynaud's, IBS, dry skin, unable to concentrate,  facial swelling.  Tired of feeling tired!

2nd hypothyroid: I would be suspicious of a secondary hypothyoridism. You have many symptoms of thyroid problem, but a low TSH. You need to find out what your T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are. These are your serum levels of your thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Headaches, dizziness standing, nausea, cold flash, tremors, ears ring, malaise, sleep disturbances. TSH normal but lower. Synthroid (thyroxine) makes worse. ???

Headaches, dizziness standing, nausea, cold flash, tremors, ears ring, malaise, sleep disturbances.  TSH normal but lower. Synthroid (thyroxine) makes worse.  ???

Need for examination: Your symptoms do not lend to a proper evaluation in this forum. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and adjustment in your medication dose. ...Read more

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Diagnosis? Tremor, fatigue, weakness, blurry vision, headache, hard time sleeping. Anxiety. Sweaty hands. Drooling. No balance.

Diagnosis? Tremor,  fatigue, weakness, blurry vision, headache, hard time sleeping. Anxiety. Sweaty hands. Drooling.  No balance.

Need evaluation: This cannot be diagnosed without a full medical evaluation, including physical exam and diagnostic testing. Please see your physician as soon as possible -- you sound very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Sore muscles, joints, back ache, nerves on edge, headaches sometimes, IBS symptoms, low appetite, making me confused, stressed, depressed, anxiety?

Sore muscles, joints, back ache, nerves on edge, headaches sometimes, IBS symptoms, low appetite, making me confused, stressed, depressed, anxiety?

Fibromyalgia: You are describing typical features of fibromyalgia. This can also include bladder problems and a foggy sensation. It is associated with poor sleep ( usually waking up every 2 hours through the night). These symptoms can also be caused by stress and depression. You should see your doctor for a definitive disgnosis. ...Read more

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NumbNess and tingling in hands and feet. Sedrate of 23. Ana 1.4Fatigue. Sore. Depression. Blah feeling allthe time.What's going on?

NumbNess and tingling in hands and feet.  Sedrate of 23. Ana 1.4Fatigue.  Sore.  Depression.   Blah feeling allthe time.What's going on?

Hyperventillation: No point in ANA since ESR is normal. Need an experienced DR. Anxiety may result in overbreathing with respiratory alkalosis. You may also have spells of rapid heart, light-headed sensations, feeling that you cannot get a deep enough breath, difficulty sleeping. Meds and behavior therapy will help you. Beta blocker meds can be very effective. Antidepressants can help. The sooner you go, the better. ...Read more

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Dizziness, loss of balance, dilating pupils, feeling anxious, mood swings, arms feel weak, doc says its migraine? what else could this be? frustrated

Dizziness, loss of balance, dilating pupils, feeling anxious, mood swings, arms feel weak, doc says its migraine? what else could this be? frustrated

Possibly migraine: This could be possibly a migraine or migraine variant. Do you get associated headaches? How long do the symptoms last. I would recommend second opinion if you are not comfortable with your first assessment. Could be hormone related (not just female / male hormones) or possibly tumor (I doubt it though). ...Read more

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I am experiencing aching muscles, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, dry eyes, restless (tossing and turning) sleep, mood swings, itchy eyes and freq...

I am experiencing  aching muscles, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, dry eyes, restless (tossing and turning) sleep, mood swings, itchy eyes and freq...

Too general: several general symptoms, and so may be due to several causes, maybe anxiety / depression, need to have good history and physical examination, including medications history, possibly some diagnostic studies too to reach a diagnosis, unfortunately this platform won't be helpful, try HealthTap prime or HealthTap Concierge if you wish if you can't reach your doctor soon, good luck ...Read more

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I have depression attacks I alwAys feel so stressed and making me threatening of moments , fatigue, mumblin, burning feet sensation, sweaty?

I have depression attacks I alwAys feel so stressed and making me threatening of moments , fatigue, mumblin, burning feet sensation, sweaty?

Panic?: Some of those symptoms can be associated with panic attacks, or panic disorder. They could also be related to medical conditions such as thyroid problems and diabetes. People can have a variety of physical problems which aren't of traditional medical origin with anxiety, depression, and acute and chronic stress. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism, with joint pain, stiff feet, tingeling fingers, bone pain memory issues dizzy spells and sometimes slurred speech . What gives?

Levels normal?: If your thyroid levels are normal on brand name T4 replacement, then look to other possible causes for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more