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Thyroid Goiter And Weight Gain
What can cause depression, anxiety, weight gain, heart palps, fatigue, night sweats? Have goiter/swollen thyroid. Doc says thyroid is functioning ok?
My TSH is 0.99 but the Dr said that I have a goiter. I have cold feet. Unexpected weight gain. Dry skin. Palpitations. Carpal tunnel. 29 yr old female?
Non-specific: Tsh of 0.99 suggests normal thyroid function. I dont have your free thyroxine level to confirm this. Your symptoms are non-specific. Unfortunately, when patients have the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism they only actually have it 30% of the time. That speaks to the lack of specificity of the symptoms you are having. Again though a t4 level would be needed to rule out central hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?
Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more
? - on armour thyroid...wanted to try getting off & using the glandular thyroids from the health store - BUT I remembered about 22 years ago, they gave me a radioactive iodine pill to swallow - I had a goiter & was sluggish, gained weight - they found nod
Don't take it: on your own way, thyroid hormone exact dose need to be regulated with physician supervision need blood levels , too much or too little will harm you . Before synthetic ( synthroid ) armour or dedicated thyroid is inly source ( pigs thyroid ) Synthetic is more easy to regulate , exact amount could be administered , better absorbed . It is up to you which one you want ...Read more
13 yrs of gaining weight n tiredness. Goiter too.Thyroid enlarged but blood tests normal. I jyst don't feel right n gp wont help find answer. Idea?
Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am having sudden large amount of weight gain, i am taking the same meds for years, tested thyroid not an issue, what could be the cause, eating same as usual, the wieght is evenly around my body?
Activity?: Is your activity different? Which medications are you on? Hormones can define tell cause a cage in weigjt, and not just thyroid but also cortisol and others. I would get a complete physical, ask your doctor about testing other hormones, and consider a visit to nutrionist for complete review of diet and energy expenditure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Out of balance?: Have you picked up a new habit - or even a new traffic pattern that takes you by a coffee shop regularly? A scone can be almost 500 calories - enough to make you gain a pound a week (52 in a year)! are you taking a new medication? There are several that contribute to weight gain. Are you simply less active than normal? Are you depressed? Talk to your doctor; you'll figure it out! good luck. Lg. ...Read more
8yr/o 79pds 49in gained 24pds in 16months Her thyroid is ok so what else can cause this much weight gain? What other test can be done
Diet and exercise: Hi. Children need daily physical activity and a healthy, portion-appropriate diet throughout childhood and throughout life. I'm not saying not to test for any relevant medical condition, but don't rule out lifestyle as the cause either, as it is probably the most likely. Good luck and live healthily! ...Read more
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