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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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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...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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Overactive thyroid problems. What should I do?

Overactive thyroid problems. What should I do?

Endocrinologist: You need to see someone who can confirm the diagnosis of an over active thyroid, then initiate a treatment plan. Start with your primary doctor, who can refer you to an endocrinologist as necessary. ...Read more

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What is the possibility I could have overactive thyroid problems?

What is the possibility I could have overactive thyroid problems?

Hyperthyroidism risk: Female gender increases risk several fold; having a recent major stressful event also increases risk. These include childbirth, surgery and major emotional states. A comprehesive list of thyroid related symptoms (all non-specific) may be found in my book endocine & metabolic disorders clinical lab testing manual 2009 [crcpress. Com]. ...Read more

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Can untreated throat infection cause hyperthyroidism or thyroid problems? Thank you

Can untreated throat infection cause hyperthyroidism or thyroid problems? Thank you

No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with no treatment. Strep throat is a bacterial infection which needs to be treated to prevent the possibility of developing heart valve disease. Thyroid tissue can be infected or inflamed independently of a throat infection ...Read more

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Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Vice-versa: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, anxiety & irritability, not the other way 'round. See http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hyperthyroidism/basics/symptoms/con-20020986. ...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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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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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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Is an overactive thyroid a circulation problem?

Is an overactive thyroid a circulation problem?

No a thyroid problem: It can also cause heart problems like tachycardia and thchycardiac cadiomyopathy. ...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?

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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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?

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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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:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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Blood results showed that I had overactive thyroid. Is my dizziness because of the overactive thyroid problem?

Yes: Your over active thyroid is causing your dizziness and may improve with appropriate treatment of the condition. ...Read more

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I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

Get treatment: I'm not sure what kind of adrenal problem you have, but if it is adrenal insufficiency, the overactive thyroid could make that much worse. Both conditions need treatment. Treatment options for an overactive thyroid include surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, and pills to block the production of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Susan Wingo
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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


Dr. James Lin
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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