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Thyroid Disorder Mistaken For Mental Illness
Symptoms: Hi. There's not a SINGLE symptom associated with hypo- or hyperthyroidism that is specific to hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Therefore, it is not surprising that symptoms you thought were due to thyroid dysfunction are associated with normal thyroid function. If your TSH and free T4 are normal, then you symptoms are not due to thyroid dysfunction. Good luck at finding a cause if there is one! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My aunt thinks I could have a thyroid disorder (all the females in our family have it) despite the test I had coming back fine. It is possible?
Depends: It depends upon what tests were rum and what the results were. You can always ask for a second opinion, but you don't have to develop a thyroid problem at this time just because other female family members have done so. ...Read more
What to do if I'm suffering from thyroid disorder from the last 6 yrs and would like to know if it will create problem for me to conceive?
Need more info: You did not specify the "thyroid disorder" with which you are afflicted. If you have the more common hypothyroidism, it is important to test for Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is an auto-immune condition where the body attacks the thyroid gland. With Hashimoto's, a patient may have impaired fertility and an increase risk of miscarriage. Please work closely with your physician. ...Read more
Lately, I've been sleeping 5 hours and waking up every hour for past weeks. Could lots of changes in life cause this? I also have thyroid disorder.
Yes, stress can: Cause problems with sleep. Have thyroid regularly monitored. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm suffering from thyroid disorder from the last 6 yrs and would like to know if it will create problem for me to conceive?
Yes, in some cases: Anytime there is chronic inflammation in a part of the body, that increases cell turnover and the risk of cancer is increased. This is true of most organ systems in the body. The relative risk depends on many things, such as the specific nature of the thyroid disorder, how it was/is treated and whether or not there is ongoing inflammation in the gland. I suggest discussing this with endocrinology. ...Read more
Is it all right to take methimazole tablet (10 mg) thrice a day and multivitamine for thyroid disorder?
Yes: I assume you have an overactive (hyperthyroid) thyroid. Methimazole is a long acting medication that typically is taken once or twice a day. The total dose of 30 mg daily may be appropriate, especially early after diagnosis. The multivitamin is probably of no benefit, but it won't hurt unless it contains high amounts of iodine. ...Read more
What to do if I have a thyroid disorder, what happens if I stop taking my synthroid (thyroxine).?
Probably not: After you eat your body sends more blood to your gut. This can make you tired. It can be totally normal. ...Read more
Does a TSH of 5.2 warrant further testing for someone that has not been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder?
Mild hypothyroid.: Tsh is mildly elevated. This may represent many things. Would not expect this degree of abnormality to produce any symptoms. Should probably be repeated to make sure it is not an erroneous value. Would add free T4 to the lab test to help make the decision about whether to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the past year, I had my TSH checked 3 times and it was slightly elevated (5.4) once. Is it still possible to have a thyroid disorder?
I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder when I was about 14 I believe it is hyperthyroidism I am now 27 it has been years since I have had it checked.?
Absolutely!: Yes, you bet! It's easy to test. See a doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more
Check free T4: The most common cause for having a high total T4 and T3 (liothyronine) level, with a normal tsh, is being on a birth control pill. Being on a birth control pill raises binding proteins that affect thyroid levels, but the biologically active thyroid level remains normal. This is best measured by a free T4 level. ...Read more
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