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Can crystal meth cause thyroid problems?

Can crystal meth cause thyroid problems?

Possibly: Li sx, et al august 2013 - just published a paper on "depression and alteration" in both the "hpa" axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis - see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23913817

however - thyroid issues are probably the least of your worries if there is methamphetamine involved. I would get off of it or get help. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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What causes the severe neck pain and stiffness while smoking meth? I know I should stop, so please just give an non judgemental answer. :-)

What causes the severe neck pain and stiffness while smoking meth? I know I should stop, so please just give an non judgemental answer.  :-)

The destructive drug: You don't want any judgmental answer; but as a physician, i don't judge. But i can't comment without telling you that there are grave medical dangers to your meth use. It adversely affects the brain --exposes you to significant emotional+cognitive problems. Arrhythmias, increased blood pressure, carotid artery dissections, leading to neck pain and severe stroke. Tremors can also lead to neck pain. ...Read more

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I have a drinking problem I used to do meth I have red on the inside of my right eye and I have tingling In my face neck and arm numbness to ?

I have a drinking problem I used to do meth I have red on the inside of my right eye and I have tingling In my face neck and arm numbness to ?

Appreciate open &...: directness of the question. Happy to provide an answer, that may not be as concrete. For one it depends on how bad are the drinking and past drug problems. These symptoms could certainly be a non serious nerve irritation but also may be cardiomyopathy from alcohol or serious heart attack warning signs from meth. So without a complete evaluation, this could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Ambiguous: Not specifically, But it will affect all the functions in your body that are affected by thyroid hormone. Why do you ask? What are your specific concerns? ...Read more

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I have had my thyroid removed. if i smoke methamphetamines will it affect my Synthroid (thyroxine) dose?

I have had my thyroid removed. if i smoke methamphetamines will it affect my Synthroid (thyroxine) dose?

No: but that's the least of your problems. If you're smoking methamphetamine you must have a death wish. You won't need your Synthroid (thyroxine) at all after you're dead. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no thyroid how long will i test positive for meth?

What to do if I have no thyroid how long will i test positive for meth?

Meth: what has " No Thyroid " got to do with Meth ?

Half life of Meth is between 6 to 16 hours.. figure it out

Are you here, at this site to get better or you want some medical information for your legal problems ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had thyroid cancer, thyroid removed how long will meth be detectable in my system is it possible to test positive 6 mo after use?

What do you suggest if i had thyroid cancer, thyroid removed how long will meth be detectable in my system is it possible to test positive 6 mo after use?

No: Thyroid cancer and/or its removal will have no impact on positivity of drug testing in any significant way. Neither methamphetamine or Methadone (not sure which meth you mean) will stay positive in urine or blood, but hair testing can detect drug use 6 months earlier if the hair is long enough. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had thyroid cancer thyroid removed how long will meth be detectable in my system is it possible to test positive 6 mo after use?

What do you recommend if I had thyroid cancer thyroid removed how long will meth be detectable in my system is it possible to test positive 6 mo after use?

I don't know what: having a thyroid cancer removed would have to do with your methamphetamine problem, but I don't think they are related, and one has nothing to do with the other. Methamphetamine is rapidly metabolized and excreted, and usually drug tests are negative 3-5 days after last use. It cannot be positive in urine 6 months later, but hair testing can detect it for that long or longer, depending on length. ...Read more

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I'm having Thyroid surgery & have been a crystal meth user for over 15 years. I plan on getting clean 3-4 days before my surgery; is this enough time?

I'm having Thyroid surgery & have been a crystal meth user for over 15 years. I plan on getting clean 3-4 days before my surgery; is this enough time?

Tell your surgeon: about your crystal meth use and arrange for medically supervised detox. Chronic meth use affects so many functions that surgery will not be safe until you have been able to fully recover. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are
Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism
Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism
Cancer of Thyroid ...Read more

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Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Possibly: There are a large number of things that can cause dizziness, and if that is your only symptom, other problems are more likely. Dizziness means different things to different people, do you actually see the room spinning or is it just unsteadiness or feeling faint? Thyroid problems may cause shaking (tremors), palpitations, racing heart, flushing, diarrhea, weight loss, leg swelling, thinning hair. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Yes: If your thyroid activity is already low, you have increased risk of miscarriage. Also, it's important to remember that if you are already on thyroid supplementation, once you get pregnant, you might need to be retested and have your dose adjusted higher. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause panic attacks?

Anxiety and thyroid: Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety and heart palpitations. Be aware the if you have an over active thyroid, symptoms of a panic attack may represent a heart arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Possibly: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause erectile dysfunction (impotence). The condition of low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) is more likely to do so. Furthermore, untreated hypothyroidism can lead to high prolactin levels, that may additionally contribute to sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause testicular pain?

Does thyroid problems cause testicular pain?

No, but...: I assumed your inquiry is for your spouse or child. Thyroid problems would not induce testicular pain, which has been a relatively common symptom of males and is very timely important for the young in concern of testicular torsion. To handle any health-related concern properly, follow instructions described in articles listed in How to Handle Sickness in http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Possible: thyroid problems can cause many symptoms that are non-specific. The only way to know is to measure thyroid hormone levels in the lab. If they are normal, then you will know you do not have a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Will taking Garcinia Cambogia cause you have thyroid problems?

Will taking Garcinia Cambogia cause you have thyroid problems?

NO: but it empties your pocket , people are wasting their money on this HYPE to benefit the promotors, is routinely as a vegetable in south Asia for its sour taste , called Malabar tamarin in certain parts of India .,. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Low thyroid: Having low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroid) can cause hair to become thin and brittle. It would be reasonable to have your thyroid hormone leves checked along with a tsh. ...Read more

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Does your hair regrow from hairloss (diffuse thinning) caused by thyroid problems.

Thyroid alipecia : Hair loss due to influence of thyroid illness is corrected when thyroid is normal there is a delay of approximately 12 weeks since normal status. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Yes: A slow functioning thyroid can lower your metabolism making you feel tired, have weight gain and a slower heart beat. Have someone check your levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do thyroid problems in men cause?

Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much... ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause your ministration to stop?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can decrease and even eliminate menses. Hypothyroidism can as well, but more often leads to heavier than normal (although irregular) menses. ...Read more

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If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

Possible: Autoimmune thyroiditis, the commonest being hashimoto's disease, does indeed have a strong genetic predisposition, more from the mom's side. Of course it will still depend on what type of thyroid problem your gm has. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of low thyroid such as hair loss, excessive fatigue, memory loss or cold intolerance, then please have your pcp check your thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Can amberen cause thyroid problems?

Amberen: Is a unique vitamin supplement. It is all natural and animal studies, toxicology and clinical trials with amberen did not reveal any significant adverse reaction or side effects. The vitamins in it would not be considered harmful in any way to the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more

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Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

It should not: The parathyroid glands or near or sometimes embedded in the thyroid lobes. Removing them should not remove any or enough thyroid tissue to cause a problem with the thyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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