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What Is Thyroxine Stress Response
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 ?
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
Can stress cause twitching?Even if not anxious at the time? Have OCD and miscarried 3 mon. ago. Synthroid 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
Placed on Synthroid 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
Can stress alone cause hashimoto hypothyroidism? Would periods of high stress cause higher TSH levels even while on levothyroxine?
No: Should see endocrinologist to run s thyroid test ...Read more
Blood tests are normal but suffering all hypothyroidism symptoms, what is the lowest safest dosage of thyroxine i can take to examine gland response?
Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it will cause symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I am forty and hypothyroid. Been taking thyroxine since last year with no real problems. I haven't had a period since feb 14 at all.
Triiodothyronine : 0.76 ng/ml; thyroxine : 5.27 ; thyroid stimulating hormone : 1.15. Is this normal?
Probably: In interpreting thyroid hormone levels, you have to consider several things: What is the clinical situation at the time of the lab draw- as stress, medications, even pregnancy can all effect the levels and what they should be. Every lab also has a slightly different 'normal' range depending on how they measure the hormone. Seeing the trend also helps - Are they stable, going up or down? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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