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Can the wrong doseage of thyroxine for hypothyroidism lead to hyperthyroidism?

Can the wrong doseage of thyroxine for hypothyroidism lead to hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Too much of thyroid hormone medication may cause symptoms of hyperthyrodism; but it is unlikely to cause the thyroid gland itself to become hyperactive. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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I have suclinical hypothyroid.50mcg & 25mcg thyroxine taking change into hyperthyroid. Will treatment benefited for me?

I have suclinical hypothyroid.50mcg & 25mcg thyroxine taking change into hyperthyroid. Will treatment benefited for me?

Not necessarily: Some physicians don`t treat subclinical hypothyroidism until TSH gets to 20 or patient has clinical symptoms. This approach requires careful follow up. ...Read more

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Is thyroxine for hypothyroidism? I have hypothyroidism, sister has Hyperthyroidism, I'm confused we've been medicated with same dose...

Is thyroxine for hypothyroidism? I have hypothyroidism, sister has Hyperthyroidism, I'm confused we've been medicated with same dose...

Yes: thyroxine is for hypothyroidism. Your sister could have hyperthyroidism that was treated, now has hypothyroidism and could be on thyroxine after that. Need to know more about what your sister did with the hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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I take Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine, does that mean I have hypothyroidism or hyperthroidism? Same as abouve

Patients: Patients on synthroid (thyroxine) are typically have hypothyroidism, which is a cause of hair loss. Read more about hair loss and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Should chlorella be taken in hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Should chlorella be taken in hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Chlorella?: Hi Celina C349 ~ this is a herbal preparation and I know of no trials that recommend its use. Its not in use by doctors who practice evidence based Western medicine and I would advise against it for anything! Thanks ...Read more

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Could it be hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Could it be hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Take a blood test: Symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are quite different so if you are unsure I suspect he problem is not your thyroid. If you were found to have an enlarged thyroid the problem could be either one and it could be mild enough that you would have no symptoms. Your regular doctor can examine you and tell you if you have an enlarged gland and check your thyroid tests if necessary. ...Read more

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I have LSH 41. Am I hypothyroid person or hyperthyroid person?

I have LSH 41. Am I hypothyroid person or hyperthyroid person?

Do you mean TSH?: There is not a LSH test in the United States, but perhaps that is what they call a TSH test in Doha. If you have a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) of 41 you are hypothyroid, however you would need to clarify this with your doctor. Different countries sometimes have different measurements and names for their tests. Sorry I can't be of more help! ...Read more

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I've always identified being hypothyroid from my symptoms but my tests results show possible hyperthyroidism- what's going on?

I've always identified being hypothyroid from my symptoms but my tests results show possible hyperthyroidism- what's going on?

U need thorough exam: It depends on your symptoms you have pegged for "hypothyroidism." fatigue, weight gain, etc can be due to many other medical problems besides hypothyroidism. At this point, you need to be evaluated and treated for the hyperthyroidism and further work continued for your other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid change into hypothyroid after the problem gets leveled out? Two years ago I had hyperthyroid. I lost 50 lbs but after being treated for it I've gained back the weight. Now, no matter what I do as in exercising and dieting, my weight conti

Can hyperthyroid change into hypothyroid after the problem gets leveled out? Two years ago I had hyperthyroid. I lost 50 lbs but after being treated for it I've gained back the weight. Now, no matter what I do as in exercising and dieting, my weight conti

Yes you are right: One can definitely go from hyper to hypothyroid after successful treatment. My advise is to have your doctor run a thyroid panel on you and you will know relatively quickly I you are currently hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Can you go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?

Yes: Hashimoto thyroiditis, a common auto-immune disease that can go from hyperthyroid state in the early phase of illness to hypothyroid with progressive destruction of the gland follicles. ...Read more

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Can lithium cause hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Can lithium cause hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Yes, hypothyroidism: Lithium causes hypothyroidism in about 14% of females and 5% of males. Thyroid function tests should be obtained on anyone starting lithium therapy, then 1-2x within the first 6 months, and then annually thereafter. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both hyperthyroid and hypothyroid?

Is it possible to have both hyperthyroid and hypothyroid?

Not at same time: Hashimoto's thyroiditis can start out with hyperthyroidism and end with hypothyroidism. With grave's disease antibodies can be activating and blocking. Usually activating is more prevalent. ...Read more

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I was hypothyroid but now have hyperthyroid, what can I do?

See your doctor: The most common cause would be that you are getting too much medication. Rarely, a patient with hypothyroidism will convert to graves' disease or autoimmune hyperthyroidism. This will require medication radioactive iodine treatment or surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be hyperthyroid with hypothyroid symptoms?

Is it possible to be hyperthyroid with hypothyroid symptoms?

Yes.: While some symptoms of hypothyroidism are the opposite of hyperthyroidism, some are the same! Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause fatigue, weight gain, and poor concentration. Or the symptoms could be unrelated to the thyroid. See your doctor to find out what caused the hyperthyroidism, make a plan for treating it, and then, if symptoms are still present, finding what else might be going on. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how hypothyroid and hyperthyroid differ?

Can you please tell me how hypothyroid and hyperthyroid differ?

Low vs high: In hypothyroid there is too little thyroid hormone and everything slows down; in hyperthyroidism there is too much and everything speeds up. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Are hypothyroid and hyperthyroid the same thing and are medicines the same?

Are hypothyroid and hyperthyroid the same thing and are medicines the same?

Opposites: Hypo means low; hyper means high. So hypothyroidism refers to low thyroid hormones levels from an underactive thyroid gland; hyperthyroidism refers to high thyroid hormone levels from an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Is it true that hypothyroid and hyperthyroid are the same thing and are medicines the same?

Opposite conditions: Hypothyroid is low thyroid levels, hyperthyroid is high thyroid levels. They are opposite conditions, so the medications to treat them are completely different. ...Read more

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Which is worse: hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyridism because of symptoms are worse and it requires treatment with drugs which has many side effects and may require radioactive iodine treatment or surgery and after that one has to be treated most of the times for hypothyroidism with Thyroid replacement therapy for life
While treatment of Hyp[othyridism is thyroid replacement therapy for life ...Read more

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Which is worse: hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

Which is worse: hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyridism because of symptoms are worse and it requires treatment with drugs which has many side effects and may require radioactive iodine treatment or surgery and after that one has to be treated most of the times for hypothyroidism with Thyroid replacement therapy for life
While treatment of Hyp[othyridism is thyroid replacement therapy for life ...Read more

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How can I have both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

Not at same time: Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid, hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. You can't have both at the same time, but occasionally one can go from one to the other. The most common cause for both disorders is autoimmune thyroid disease. Depending on how the immune system is affecting your thyroid it can be over or underactive, or go from one to the other. ...Read more

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I had hypothyroidism and now I have hyperthyroidism. Whatup?

I had hypothyroidism and now I have hyperthyroidism. Whatup?

It can happen: Most people with autoimmune thyroid disease have either hypo or hyperthyroidism. Many people with hyperthyroidism may end-up with hypo as a consequence of treatment or spontaneously. The opposite is the least common variation, but it can happen. People with hypo may develop graves' disease, or "painless thyroiditis". Treatment is very different so an accurate diagnosis is critical. ...Read more

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How typical is it for hyperthyroidism to turn into hypothyroidism?

Not common: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves disease, an autoimmune disorder that stimulates the thyroid to be overactive. Another autoimmune thyroid disease is hashimoto's thyroiditis, in which the immune system is attacking and destroying thyroid function. Sometimes you can start with one, and it can evolve into the other. Also, subacute thyroiditis causes initial high thyroid that goes low. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism.....

What's the difference between hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism.....

Opposite conditions: Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid and can cause symptoms of weight gain, swelling, fatigue, sleepiness, constipation, feeling cold, hair loss. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid and can cause weight loss, feeling hot, palpitations, diarrhea, muscle weakness, shakiness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am going through hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Blood test: There are simple blood tests to look for either hypo or hyperthyroidism. A TSH level is most sensitive for the diagnosis (low in hyperthyroidism, high in hypothyroidism). A free T4 level is helpful if the TSH is abnormal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid function: Hypothyroidism is related to burn out of the thyroid with low production of thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism is excess production of thyroid hormone. Both need to be investigated and treated as they are serious conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
559 Doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more