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Doctor insights on: Thyroid And Ocd Connection

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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


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What is the best SSRI to treat OCD? Thyroid tested along with everything else…Health is good but nothing I have done in CB therapy has helped?

What is the best SSRI to treat OCD? Thyroid tested along with everything else…Health is good but nothing I have done in CB therapy has helped?

Have you used: Exposure Therapy w/Ritual prevention? It is modern and effective. You need someone well trained in this. Peace and good health. Your state psychological association or your doc can help w/referral. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a child of four years old having a sluggish thyroid. He had blood tests that revealed he had a sluggish thyroid, he is thin and very active, the reason they did the blood work, is that they think he has ocd.

What are the signs of a child of four years old having a sluggish thyroid. He had blood tests that revealed he had a sluggish thyroid, he is thin and very active, the
reason they did the blood work, is that they think he has ocd.

The : The signs and symptoms of "underactive thyroid" or hypothyroidism can vary depending on the levels of the thyroid hormones. At first it may be barely noticeable, but as the levels drop, more symptoms may appear. Common symptoms include fatigue, excessive sleepiness, weight gain, pale, dry skin, poor appetite, cold intolerance, thinning brittle hair and fingernails, constipation, hoarse voice, fullness in the neck, muscle aches or weakness, poor school performance and depression. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune type of hypothyroidisim which is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in children and teens. 5-10% of people with this will have an increase in thyroid hormone before a decrease leading to symptoms such as hyperactivity, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, weight loss/poor growth, diarrhea, fatigue, palpitations, sweating/heat intolerance, and poor school performance. Once diagnosed, patients thyroid hormone levels are followed closely so that the right amount of thyroid replacement hormone can be given in the form a medication. As the medication causes the hormone levels to return to normal, most symptoms disappear. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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I have had whistling when I exhale and after tests doctor said I tighten my throat due to my OCD.read somewhere that it could be thyroid canncer.True?

I have had whistling when I exhale and after tests doctor said I tighten my throat due to my OCD.read somewhere that it could be thyroid canncer.True?

Thyroid CA unlikely: That's a very unlikely symptom of thyroid cancer. You might discuss things w/ your doctor and do an exam - possibly blood work. But it's not at all likely. Upper respiratory or mucus in throat blockage is more likely. OCD of a very specific sort might be a cause but that also seems odd (for the whistle) the worry - yes! Anxiety associated w/ OCD could be involved as reaction, not cause. ...Read more

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I always have an urge to put pressure on front of neck, big toes, and fingertips. Is this some sort of ocd?

I always have an urge to put pressure on front of neck, big toes, and fingertips. Is this some sort of ocd?

Masking pain perhaps: If you are having pain in these areas, as sharp or dull as it may be, applying pressure overrides the pain receptors in these areas. It may actually be giving you some sort of relief. The nature of this seems to be from some neuronal pathway. Nerve. ...Read more

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I have a hard movable swollen lymph node in my neck for a few months now, probably over 2cm, no other symptoms but I am absolutely obsessed with it, other side is also slightly swollen. I suffer from anxiety and OCD but I am absolutely terrified to ask my

I have a hard movable swollen lymph node in my neck for a few months now, probably over 2cm, no other symptoms but I am absolutely obsessed with it, other side is also slightly swollen. I suffer from anxiety and OCD but I am absolutely terrified to ask my

Anxiety and OCD: produce great challenge and distress. Enlist a trusted supportive person to accompany you and reduce your terror in asking for a proper evaluation and appropriate treatment which hopefully will bring relief to your symptoms and eliminate your terror. Best regards for relief soon. ...Read more

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Have panic attack ocd and severe anxiety lately. Get pressure under jaw on neck like im being lightly choked. Triggers panic attacks. Anxiety symptom?

Have panic attack ocd and severe anxiety lately. Get pressure under jaw on neck like im being lightly choked. Triggers panic attacks. Anxiety symptom?

Panic & OCD: It is understandable that your physical symptoms can trigger panic. See your doctor to rule out physical conditions. Then deal w/anxiety w/the help of a mental health pro to learn strategies to cope, not only medicine if offered. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more