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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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I have hypo thyroidism and I am prone to migraine with lot of throwing up. My temples are mostly swollen and pain ful if I apply pressure, pls help?

I have hypo thyroidism and  I am prone to migraine with lot of throwing up. My temples are mostly swollen and pain ful  if I apply pressure, pls help?

Temporal arteritis: can present with tender blood vessels in the temple. This typically occurs in people older than 60. A blood test called an erythrocyte sedimentation rate is done and will be elevated if there is an inflammatory process involving the temporal arteries. Treatment is with steroids. Scalp tenderness can occur with migraine but is not typically localized to the temple. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

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

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I am a 62 year old female and my pressure has been up for a month, I am on medication for thyroids and my bloodpressure, what do I do?

I am a 62 year old female and my pressure has been up for a month, I am on medication for thyroids and my bloodpressure, what do I do?

Check w/your doctor: If your blood pressure is consistently elevated, you may need your doctor to adjust or change your blood pressure medication. Kidney function may also need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Does thyroid production have anything to do with blood pressure?

Does thyroid production have anything to do with blood pressure?

Thyroid: Yes, overproduction of thyroid hormone can increase your heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolism. Everyone with high blood pressure should have a thyroid blood test to screen for a thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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Cardiologist says I should go off my thyroid meds because he said it will lower my pressure. Is this normal?

No: If the thyroid med is keeping your thyroid levels normal, it shouldn't cause the blood pressure to be low. It all depends on what kind of thyroid problem you have. ...Read more

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Cardiologist says I should go off my thyroid meds because he said it will lower my pressure. Is this common for others?

Cardiologist says I should go off my thyroid meds because he said it will lower my pressure. Is this common for others?

Pressure?: There must be more to the story. If your thyroid function is too low, then you need to treat your thyroid in some way. Maybe you are over treated? I'm sure your cardiologist would not just stop your thyroid treatment without a solid reason. I would recommend you talk to the doctor who prescribed the thyroid medicine in addition to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I am taking thyroid pills everyday. But sometimes i feel pressure on my chest & feel nervous. What could be the reason?

I am taking thyroid pills everyday. But sometimes i feel pressure on my chest & feel nervous. What could be the reason?

Need lab test : Recommend having your thyroid levels (t3, t4, total, free, reverse, uptake, ...) checked to be sure your body is not getting more than it needs. If all levels are normal sometime taking the medication at bedtime instead of 1st thing in am or changing the brand can help. Generic is less favored. Talk with your dr as there are other conditions which can cause you to feel nervous & chest pressure. ...Read more

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My cardiologist says I should go off my thyroid meds because he said it will lower my pressure, is there some truth to this?

My cardiologist says I should go off my thyroid meds because he said it will lower my pressure, is there some truth to this?

Thyroid: You should ask your cardiologist to explain the recommendation to you. If you have too much thyroid it could drive your pressure up in certain situations. Without more information out here it isn't possible to comment. I'm sure your dr. Understands the recommendation and will explain to you if you just ask. ...Read more

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How long after total thyroidectomy feel pressure or tension when looking up? Turning head to the side feels ok. What to do? Thyroid removed on 4/15/13

Give it time: It has only been 1 week since surgery. You will have inflammation in your neck from the surgery for weeks. This makes things feel tight when you stretch your neck by looking up. You need to give it at least 1 month for it to resolve. ...Read more

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Can pressure behind the eyes be a thyroid condition?

Can pressure behind the eyes be a thyroid condition?

Possible: Thyroid disease can cause eye problem but many other conditions can also cause this: allergy, sinus infection, tumor...See your doctor to have your thyroid level checked. If it's normal, then the thyroid is not causing the eye problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid medication like thyronorm increase blood pressure?

Can the thyroid medication like thyronorm  increase blood pressure?

Possibly: Both too little and too much thyroid hormone can cause high blood pressure. Hypothyroidism is usually associate w/ high diastolic (bottom number) pressures, while excess thyroid hormone can cause high systolic (top number) pressures. Work with your doc to make sure your TSH is in the target range. If BP still high, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Chest pressure for some days. I figured thyroid meds may need 2 be adjusted. HRate seems normal though. What can i do to help until i see Dr?

Chest pressure for some days. I figured thyroid meds may need 2 be adjusted. HRate seems normal though. What can i do to help until i see Dr?

Mgt/ follow up: I would let your physician know if there is any change in your blood pressure, spread of the pain to your neck, back or arms. If you have difficulty breathing a visit to the ED is indicated. Sometimes this symptom may be associated with reflux. ...Read more

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My husband told me I snore sometimes never have before. Not overweight and my b. pressure is 112/78. Take Thyroid meds for 20 yrs.-I am 60. Normal?

My husband told me I snore sometimes never have before.  Not overweight and my b. pressure is 112/78.  Take Thyroid meds for 20 yrs.-I am 60. Normal?

Sound ok: snoring is very prevalent, especially as we age. I treat patients for snoring and the results can be life-changing. Get a tape recorder and run it while you sleep. Set it to voice activation. If no luck with this, get a sleep study done - many hospitals have this available. If you snore heavily, you may be at risk for sleep apnea which can be life threatening. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 38 and had my first baby 10 months ago. Since having her, I have had a TIA and now on blood pressure meds along with thyroid meds. Will it go away?

I'm 38 and had my first baby 10 months ago. Since having her, I have had a TIA and now on blood pressure meds along with thyroid meds. Will it go away?

Sometimes.: Problems related to pregnancy such as these usually improve by 10 months post-partum. It sounds like you may have had some underlying problems that were exacerbated by the pregnancy? I just want to encourage you to keep taking your medications and get regular follow-ups to remain healthy! hang in there! ...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