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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


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Sitting at computer and felt a flutter in chest. I assumed palpitation. I immediately checked pulse in neck andwas no strong beat, just weak stutter.

Sitting at computer and felt a flutter in chest. I assumed palpitation. I immediately checked pulse in neck andwas no strong beat, just weak stutter.

Flutter in Chest: If you have not recently had a physical, you might want to talk to your family doctor first. If physical causes are ruled out, you might want to consider short-term counseling to develop skills to manage stress, if you and your doctor agree that stress is the culprit. ...Read more

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Sudden invol. Movements: jerking neck, twitchy hands, and a grunt-stutter no prior issues, MRI normal, high crp, normal esr. 2 months any ideas?

Sudden invol. Movements: jerking neck, twitchy hands, and a grunt-stutter no prior issues, MRI normal, high crp, normal esr. 2 months any ideas?

Many possiblities: The sudden onset (do I understand correctly?) of a symmetric movement disorder has many possibilities, ranging from autoimmunity (post-strep, paraneoplastic) to poisoning -- a neurologist would know whether to consider carbon monoxide (how's that home heater working?), manganese, or others. Doing your own reading may turn up something your physician did not think of. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wife has migrains, tightness in chest and neck, along with studdering is it migrains that causes this?

Wife has migrains, tightness in chest and neck, along with studdering is it migrains that causes this?

Could be something: Else since migraines usually do not cause tightness in chest and neck. Please get her to the er to rule out a cardiac cause of her symptoms. ...Read more

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My wife had tightness in her neck and arm, she also had tightness in her chest. She has migrain headachs with studdering speech. Is this common with mi.

My wife had tightness in her neck and arm, she also had tightness in her chest. She has migrain headachs with studdering speech. Is this common with mi.

Seriously?: You are concerned that your wife is having an mi and posting a question on the internet? Any serious concern about a heart attack should be addressed in the emergency room!

muscle tightness has been very rarely reported with Promethazine (very rare so not likely but thought you should know). I hope she is okay! ...Read more

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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour is suitable for subclinical hypo- thyroidism? If test results are all in "normal" range.

What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour is suitable for subclinical hypo- thyroidism? If test results are all in "normal" range.

Subclinical hypo..: Subclinical hypothyroidism occurs when peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory range but serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are mildly elevated. If all test results are normal then it does not sound like subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I have hypo-thyroidism, I take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) I have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. How can I safely lose the weight as fast as possible?

I have hypo-thyroidism, I take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) I have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. How can I safely lose the weight as fast as possible?

Weight Gain: Certainly Thyroid may be causing some of your issues too. Safely, exercise and dieting with decreased carbs and fats will make you lose, if you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight. If you are unable to lose, discuss with your Dr. As approved weight loss meds ar available, but they need to monitored regularly by the Dr., and used with an exercise program and diet as well. ...Read more

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How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism?

How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism?

?: No established direct effect, but such deleterious drug isn't expected to be of any benefit in any condition, including psychiatric illness claimed by some to be of value, do yourself, or the person you're asking on his/her behalf, a favor, and get treated right in a detox program, good luck ...Read more

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Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver: Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure. How long I need to take med further?

I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure. How long I need to take med further?

Thyroiditis?: If you are referring to autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's disease)- this at first can cause an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) followed by decreased thyoid function (hypothyroidism). You need to have your thyroid hormone levels balance to achieve balance. The medication may be need for a lifetime or the disease can resolve. ...Read more

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We have case, femal patien, age 60 years, the TSH less than 0.05 while T4 in normal range, and she has not any symptom of thyroidism, is it ok?

Subclinical hyperthy: A low TSH with a normal T4 and no symptoms is usually subclinical hyperthyroidism. She may have a multinodular goiter that is autonomously functioning, or very early graves disease. A T3 (liothyronine) level and free T4 level should be checked. There is a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation despite the normal T4 level, but many endocrinologists would just follow her levels for progression. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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