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Thyroid Working Too Hard
Is it true @ almost 40 too much thyroid med (lyvoxyl) can make U grow taller? Im on a very low dose; TSH always around 1.1 - 2 when blood work tested.
Height: Hello & welcome to HealthTap, Typically Males attain their maximum height in their late teens- early 20's. People who have growth Hormone deficiency, early replacement have benefits in growth & development. At the age of 40, it is highly unlikely to gain more height, having said that posture plays a very role in height and doing stretching exercises would help. Good news, Ur TSH is normal :) Thx! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Bruising results from bleeding, and extremely aggressive workouts could result in tearing of a muscle, tendon or a ligament. This tearing could then result in bleeding/bruising. These scenarios are rare, and thus, other sources of bruising have to be considered. ...Read more
I struggle a lot academically despite trying hard. I read too far into things and cant focus unless its real interesting. Could this be ADD?
ADD: People who have Attention Deficit Disorder often do struggle educationally and are under-achievers compared to their actual ability. Usually they can focus well on things that they find interesting or pleasurable but not on all the different and sometimes uninteresting subjects they need to learn. Good for you for thinking about this. Getting diagnosed & treated for ADD can make a big difference! ...Read more
Too much thyroid medication? Recently had Synthroid (thyroxine) increased to 225mg, feeling very tired, both arms ache, neck glands hurt, is this related to meds
Possibly: After 6 weeks on this new dose have your doctor check your TSH and t4. ...Read more
High alkaline phosphatase, fatigue, weight gain, inflamed corneas! have thyroid condition on synthroid, (thyroxine) any ideas? My hair falls out a lot lately too!
Can a thyroid level of 4.6 makes it hard to conceive.I just started taking 25 microgram levothyroxin?
Possible.: Upper normal level may help to conceive. A typical normal T4 range is 4.5 to 11.2 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL). ...Read more
2 wk ago Synthroid (thyroxine) dose increased to .1 mcg per MD. feel very hyper even though TSH was 7.12. Could this be too much Synthroid (thyroxine)? Tachy. PVCs. Shaky
Not hyperthyroid: The high TSH means that you are not on enough thyroid hormone and that your actual thyroid level may be low. There are many reasons why people feel shaky and have palpitations that have nothing to do with your thyroid level. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Confused with my thyroid. Does a goiter mean you are making too much thyroid, or mean you don't have enough thyroid?
Either: A goiter is a term used to describe the enlargement of the thyroid gland. There are many reasons why a thyroid will be enlarged. Sometimes, the enlargement will cause hyperthyroid (too much), sometimes hypothyroid (not enough) and sometimes it has no effect on the function of the thyroid at all. You need a blood test to know what the enlargement (goiter) is causing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tsh lvl cameback elevated dr.Said maybe hypothyroid but i'm underweight &having hard time gaining weight. Is it possible 2have hypo and above issues?
How can I gain weight with a really fast metabolism? I tried eating proteins, working out but nothing seems to be working. I'm really underweight.
When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?
Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease. ...Read more
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Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either?
Thank you very much
Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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