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Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism ( TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

Depends on the diagn: If the hyperthyroidism is because of excessive hormone production. There are 3 options to treat 1. Antithyroid medication for 2 years 2. Radiodine 3.Surgery. Each of these options has its own benefits and risks and one needs to discuss with their endocrinologists to see which treatment best suits them. ...Read more

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Can basdène 25mg and alvocadyl treat hyperthyroidism effectively? My T4 is elevated and TSH is low. My doctor said treatment will be 1.5 years.

Can basdène 25mg and alvocadyl treat hyperthyroidism effectively? My T4 is elevated and TSH is low. My doctor said treatment will be 1.5 years.

BTU: Basdene is benzylthiouracil, a treatment for hyperthyroidism or grave's disease. Alvocadyl is propranolol, a beta blocker that reduces the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. These medications are effective at treating hyperthyroidism caused by graves disease. (neither of these tradenames is available in the us). ...Read more

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My doctor wants to treat my hyperthyroidism with atenolol . Im worried about the side effects . Is this a good treatment plan?

My doctor wants to treat my hyperthyroidism with atenolol . Im worried about the side effects . Is this a good treatment plan?

Hyperthyroid: Beta blockers are one of the treatment options for hyperthyroidism. It maintains the heart rate at acceptable levels and prevents tachycardia and the symptoms associated with it. (palpitations, light headedness, dizziness. ). Inderal (propranolol) is often used for its additional effect of reducing the level of the active hormone. ...Read more

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I am suufering from hyperthyroid and have gained a lot of weight..want to reduce it, doctor has asked me to take Orlistat orlica 60 mg for 6 months, s?

I am suufering from hyperthyroid and have gained a lot of weight..want to reduce it, doctor has asked me to take Orlistat orlica 60 mg for 6 months, s?

Confused: If you have gained weight, then you are probably hypothyroid. Hyperthyroidism would be associated with weight loss. Nevertheless, simple proper treatment with thyroid replacement should bring about loss of weight, and I therefore would not recommend a concurrent supplement. You may want to consider seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 16 and my doctor says I have hyperthyroid. is that normal for people my age?

What to do if I'm 16 and my doctor says I have hyperthyroid. is that normal for people my age?

Several options: There are different types of hyperthyroidism, some self-limited and require only supportive care, and others lasting indefinitely and needing definitive treatment. If you're 16, your body will usually tolerate hyperthyroidism rather well. Treatment options include pills that block thyroid function or radioactive iodine; surgery to remove the thyroid is almost never indicated for hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have hyperthyroid(hypermetabolism too)?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have hyperthyroid(hypermetabolism too)?

Lab Tests: While a certain combination of symptoms can make hyperthyroidism seem likely, the only way to know for sure is with blood tests to measure TSH and Thyroid Hormone levels. ...Read more

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My doc says test shows I have an overactive thyroid. Is this anything to be worried about?

My doc says test shows I have an overactive thyroid. Is this anything to be worried about?

Needs to be treated: If your thyroid is overactive, it needs to be treated. Common symptoms include nervousness, tremor, sweating, palpitations, rapid heart rate. You may have an enlarged thyroid. Untreated, these symptoms can be either annoying, or truly dangerous, especially to the heart. Treatment includes medications, possibly surgery or radioactive iodine. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism can be cared for by surgery, or medication depending on the findings on x-ray. Sometimes there is so much thyroid gland to remove that you will have hypothyroidism and need thyroid replacement, Other times medical therapy can be prescribed. Not a pleasant experience at the beginning but over time you should have no problems. ...Read more

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What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

2 types, generally: Hi. The most common medications used to treat newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism are antithyroid drugs (methimazole or PTU) to calm down the hyperthyroidism, and a beta-blocker to help fast heart rate and tremor. If radioactive iodine therapy is planned, probably just the beta-blocker in most cases. Good luck! ...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