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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome, no thyroid disease, many days now I feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps. ...Read more

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Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

No, but...: The physical trauma from a slip and fall cannot cause hypothyroidism. However, the stress/emotional trauma that you may deal with afterwards could trigger many causes of weight gain, which could include hormonal imbalances or even thyroid imbalance. The best way to know for sure is to see a doctor so he/she can discuss this with you further and order the appropriate tests. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck and sometime insomnia, and weight lose sometimes. I think I have issue with my thyroid, I need to know the required analysis?

I have pain in my neck and sometime insomnia, and weight lose sometimes. I think I have issue with my thyroid, I need to know the required analysis?

You doctor may: Determine that a blood test for your thyroid is indicated. That will answer your question about thyroid. If not that, he/she will continue to explore other diagnoses. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Possibly thyroiditis: Some of your symptoms sound consistent with subacute thyroiditis. This is inflammation of the thyroid, typically related to a virus infection. Thyroid levels may or may not be normal. You should see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Lymphoma: All these symptoms are consistent with lymphoma. The pain snd "swelling" in your neck could be enlarged lymph nodes. Best to get checked out by an md as blood tests will not show lymphoma in many cases but imaging might. Good luck. ...Read more

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My head and neck feels heavy. And crawling feelings on my skin. What that mean?

My head and neck feels heavy. And crawling feelings on my skin. What that mean?

Drug or anxiety: This can mean that you have had exposure to a high dose of a toxic substance like alcohol. It can also reflect severe anxiety. If you have been exposed to (alcohol), you need to go to an urgent care center for treatment to prevent the symptoms from getting worse. Otherwise you need to contact a mental health provider. L ...Read more

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I have a pain in my neck at the base where it joins the shoulder and back post lifting very heavy weights especially overhead bench press.?

I have a pain in my neck at the base where it joins the shoulder and back post lifting very heavy weights especially overhead bench press.?

Neck/back pain: Pain in this area may be due to strain/sprain especially if induced after a heavy weight lifting set. Consider heat/ice/massage. If persists consider eval by a physician for possible meds or imaging to fully determine etiology. An osteopathic physician may offer manipulation if appropriate to help in your recovery. Meanwhile, cut back on the weights until improved or cleared by ur doc. ...Read more

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Does wearing several heavy necklaces on your neck cause headaches?

Does wearing several heavy necklaces on your neck cause headaches?

Not usually: Unless you are having associated neck pain then it is unlikely that your necklaces are resulting in headache. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a pile of heavy necklaces on your neck all day, can it cause a headache?

I'm just wondering, if you have a pile of heavy necklaces on your neck all day, can it cause a headache?

Possible - yes.: That is possible. It can effect your neck & how you are holding your head. This can eventually lead to headache. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of intermittent and temporary heaviness or slight throbs in back of my neck that sometimes moves up to the back of my head?

What could be the cause of intermittent and temporary heaviness or slight throbs in back of my neck that sometimes moves up to the back of my head?

Neck pain: Muscle tightness in the neck muscles that insert on the back of the head are the cause of heaviness or throbs of pain. The neck muscles become tight to compensate for malalignment of the cervical spine. Treatment usually begins with physical therapy, neck exercises, and cortisone shots or epidural steroids. ...Read more

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Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Local myalgia: Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, and primary tension type headache palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. ...Read more

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Can extremely heavy weight on head be a cause of neck pain?

Can extremely heavy weight on head be a cause of neck pain?

Yes: Either acutely as a result of initial loading, or from prolonged loading and resultant degeneration. ...Read more

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What causes a very stiff neck and my head to feel super heavy?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain, stiffness, and headaches you can also get neck pain/stiffness from a muscle strain. See your physician if these symptoms do not clear up. ...Read more

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How to prevent neck and shoulder pain from heavy lifting work?

How to prevent neck and shoulder pain from heavy lifting work?

Prevent or treat?: To prevent it you need to limit the weight lifting or limit the repetitions. To treat it I suggest heat and massage. You could consider adding a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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I'm a nurse. My neck pain started with when I was a lifted a heavy patient.

I'm a nurse. My neck pain started with when I was a lifted a heavy patient.

Rest: Likely just a muscle strain. Best to rest, use nsaids, and stretch. It should improve I a week or two. If it dos not, see a physical medicine specialist for advise. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite and the back of my neck feels heavy. What could be wrong?

Loss of appetite and the back of my neck feels heavy. What could be wrong?

That can go in a few: Directions but is difficult to directly ink these. I would bet you have not been sleeping well at night and you clinch your teeth at night. My first guess, to tie these together, is an issue with mood and stress, which can cause issues with appetite and insomnia. When not sleeping well you do not go into deeper wave sleep when muscles relax and can get blood flow to improve spasm. Easy to tx. ...Read more

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I have trouble with anxiety, but like its getting worse till my tongue and neck feels heavy what should I do?

I have trouble with anxiety, but like its getting worse till my tongue and neck feels heavy what should I do?

Sedation dentistry: Sedation dentistry offers a way to combat the stress and not be totally out of it or asleep. ...Read more

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Sometimes have a sensation of heaviness, pressure, and suffocation on my neck. Usually happens when I sit. Is this normal?

Sometimes have a sensation of heaviness, pressure, and suffocation on my neck. Usually happens when I sit. Is this normal?

LegendOfSleepySwallo: First, see or feel anything on the outside? Swelling? Lumps? Next, how's your posture? Head up, chin parallel to the floor? Neck held relatively straight, chin back a little? Are you significantly overweight? Snore as lot? Daytime sleepy? Suffer from heartburn? Nervousness or anxiety? I'd go see a doctor if this persists longer than a month or it's getting worse. An ENT doctor would be a good start ...Read more

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Feeling tightness and heaviness in my head neck and pain in my back. Feel like my head is about to explode what causing it?

Feeling tightness and heaviness in my head neck and pain in my back. Feel like my head is about to explode what causing it?

If in addition you: Feel pressure in the region of your sinuses. It could just be asinus infection. However if you are also having blurry vision, headaches, nausea. Go to your nearest emergency room!!! . While there, have them check thyroid hormones.
With the pain in your back, how long have you had it> any chance you could be pregnant again? ...Read more

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Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight I lift alot of heavy stuff at work. What can I do?

Neck hurts from the back of my head down and on both sides and it feels tight I lift alot of heavy stuff at work. What can I do?

Neck pain: Would consider PT, massage, liftign techniques, Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or flexeril at night. Warm shower in AM, ice when home from work If lifting constantly consider breaks every 30 minutes for 1-2 minutes to shake out neck. May consider a few days of neck collar, sometimes at night it helps the neck from rolling all over f/u with doc /urgent care. . ...Read more

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What are the most suitable excercise programs for someone suffering from mild neck problems and was advised by the doctor to avoid heavy weights?

What are the most suitable excercise programs for someone suffering from mild neck problems and was advised by the doctor to avoid heavy weights?

Cardiovascular: It is good you got some direction from your doctor, and I am sure s/he would be happy to continue that discussion. Somewhat depends on the neck problem, but using light weights and lots of repetitions can bring big results. Even more important is to add cardiovascular exercise, but do any new exercise slowly and build up. Walking, elliptical, swimming - best exercise is what you will do! Eat well too! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a chocking feeling in the neck and a heavy feeling in the chest along with headaches and other symptoms. What could this be?

I have been experiencing a chocking feeling in the neck and a heavy feeling in the chest along with headaches and other symptoms. What could this be?

?? Globus Sensation: You do not give enough information to give a formal diagnosis, but a lump in the throat sensation is referred to as globus sensation. This can be caused by stress or anxiety, but a more formal H & P needs to be done to rule out other causes which may include inflammation of the throat from sinus drainage or ge reflux, dysfuntion of the muscles in the esophagus, etc. Make an appt with your doctor ...Read more

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Why does the right side of my neck feel heavy and hurts when I move it to the side?

Why does the right side of my neck feel heavy and hurts when I move it to the side?

Neck strain?: Hard to tell from your question without a complete history/exam. Did you injury it? Did you overuse it? Is this chronic/acute? Is there swelling, fever, etc? So have a clinician take a further look. ...Read more

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This may be an off the wall question but is it true that "top heavy" females could wind up with neck and back issues later in life?

This may be an off the wall question but is it true that "top heavy" females could wind up with neck and back issues later in life?

Not off the wall: It is actually very common in "top heavy" women. Often it is a reason they seek breast reduction surgery. If you are having problems, consider seeing a chiropractor or physical therapist as a first step. If that doesn't help then see the plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Could extremely heavy or long hair be a cause of neck pain?

Could extremely heavy or long hair be a cause of neck pain?

Long hair: More often than not long hair by itself will not cause neck pain. It is usually due to poor positioning or degenerative changes. We must include trauma and neck strain in there. The long hair (weight) might aggravate another problem. ...Read more

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I have heavy chest pain, I can't bend my neck, is t a sign of pregnant?

No, but it's a sign!: "heavy chest pain" is a sign to go to the E.R. If one's doctor is not readily available. Chest pain symptoms can be a heart attack. One should not drive himself (it's safer to go by ambulance). If he turns out not to have heart attack symptoms, the E.R. Will also have evaluated for chest problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia. A chest x-ray, ekg, and labs can be done quickly at the E.R. ...Read more

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Can carrying a heavy baby around cause me to have neck pain and headaches?

Can carrying a heavy baby around cause me to have neck pain and headaches?

Yes: Especially if you carry the baby in front of you. I suggest getting a backpack to carry the baby in as the weight will be more evenly distributed. ...Read more

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I keep getting neck pain to where my head feels heavy. What could be causing it?

I keep getting neck pain to where my head feels heavy. What could be causing it?

Meds or Neck problem: Neck problems, or both. Have you ever had an MRI of your neck? The doctor who is giving you your medicine will be able to help, maybe take your blood pressure and see if they think your general medical issues/medicine/blood pressure/cervical MRI findings are issue. ...Read more