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Symptoms Of An Undermedicated 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
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
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
What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?
Lab test essential: A child with hypoactive thyroid may have constipation, delayed growth, poor cognitive skills, large tongue etc. However, clinical signs and symptoms are not a good indicator of thyroid function. If there is any doubt, easily available and not too expensive tests, e.g., TSH and free T4 are essential for a proper work-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have symptoms of hypothyroidism with a TSH level of 6.1? I have a family history of both hypo and hyperthyroidism/graves disease.
Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?
No: The most common cause of a false negative HIV antibody test is testing during the "window period" between the time of viral transmission and acute HIV seroconversion. False positive tests are rare and usually result from labeling errors. I am unaware of any bearing that thyroid disease may have on the accuracy of HIV antibody assays. ...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?
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
yes in general: Almost all meds used in psychiatry may control symptoms provoked by general conditions. In that context, if the obvious or only symptom is the psychiatric correlate, the real diagnosis may be obscure. That s why pcp and psychiatrists try to search for medical causes, including intoxications, etc. Before diagnosing a psychiatric disorder, even if treating it.Ask your dr about your particular case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is being overmedicated with thyroid hormone called Thyrotoxicosis, or is this a different condition?
Thyroid meds toxic?: 31 F from unknown part of US, of unknown ethnicity, disease history medication background asks: can taking too much thyroid cause Ttoxicosis. ANS: Yes. ...Read more
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