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Can stress cause twitching?Even if not anxious at the time? Have OCD and miscarried 3 mon. ago. Synthroid (thyroxine) dose changed but 2 wks and still twitching.

Can stress cause twitching?Even if not anxious at the time? Have OCD and miscarried 3 mon. ago. Synthroid (thyroxine) dose changed but 2 wks and still twitching.

Possibly.: OCD and anxiety occur frequently and any stresses such as your recent miscarriage, change in thyroid medications can cause a lot of stress in your body that you may need to see your psychiatrist to see if adjustment in your treatment is in order. Remember, when you have OCD, any change is very stressful. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Placed on Synthroid (thyroxine) and prednisone the same day for thyroiditis and insufficiency. I started collapsing when stressed. Any explanations or thoughts?

Placed on Synthroid (thyroxine) and prednisone the same day for thyroiditis and insufficiency. I started collapsing when stressed. Any explanations or thoughts?

See a Specialist: If you have 1 autoimmune syndrome (like hashimoto's thyroiditis) you are more likely to have another (like addison's disease). If you have addison's disease and you do not also take a mineralcorticoid (florinef), your blood pressure can become low, especially when stressed, which can prevent enough blood going to the brain and cause you to pass out. You need to alert your dr. Of your symptoms! ...Read more

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Just got a call from my gp if I am still alive? My TSH is 124 & T4 at 7. Is it life threatening? I started Synthroid (thyroxine) 100mg for last 3 days. Stressed!

Just got a call from my gp if I am still alive? My TSH is 124 & T4 at 7. Is it life threatening? I started Synthroid (thyroxine) 100mg for last 3 days. Stressed!

TSH: First make sure hat your decimals are correct. The very high TSH indicates that you have low thyroid function either primary or secondary. Follow up with antibodies and listen to your doctor. You will be ok when it is all balanced. ...Read more

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Dear sir, TSH= 0.006 T3= 1.75 nmol/l T4= 15.3 ug/dl. I'm weakness , slow motivation, hyporeflexia , stress, dryness, I'm on 200mcg of L thyroxine ?

Dear sir, TSH= 0.006   T3= 1.75 nmol/l
T4= 15.3 ug/dl. I'm weakness , slow motivation, hyporeflexia , stress, dryness, I'm on 200mcg of L thyroxine ?

Check with dr: It appears that you are receiving inadequate thyroid medication. Check with your prescribing physician to adjust the drug dose or type ...Read more

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What stops thyroxine from working?

When you stop taking: Thyroxin stops working only when you stop taking it. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

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Synthroid (Definition)

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