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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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Put on 10mg propranolol for hyperthyroid symptoms. Feel tired and muscle weakness. Went for a walk and felt horrible after. Will this pass?

Put on 10mg propranolol for hyperthyroid symptoms. Feel tired and muscle weakness. Went for a walk and felt horrible after. Will this pass?

Stop & reassess: B"sd unusual for low dose propranolol - need to clarify the indication for the propranolol - most cases don't need it. Would be glad to discuss full details of diagnosis and therapy for hyperthryoidism ...Read more

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2 episodes of low body temp (94.8 to 95) with hot flashes,sweating, palpitations, weakness, lasts a few hours. Therm not broken. hx hyperthyroid?

2 episodes of low body temp (94.8 to 95) with hot flashes,sweating, palpitations, weakness, lasts a few hours. Therm not broken. hx hyperthyroid?

There are a number: of potential reasons for people to be hypothermic. None of these can be determined over the internet. Make an appointment with your health care provider and get checked out. ...Read more

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With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport?(grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?

With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport?(grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?

Thyroid + Exercise: Probably best to wait until medication resolves thyrotoxicosis due to the cardiac risk (tachy-arrythmias). There are also occasionally potassium abnormalities. ...Read more

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Constant head sensations all over, burnin, pins&needles in head, weakness, brainfog, feelin tense, dizzy&uncontrolled worrying?Ct normal, had hyperthyroidism

Constant head sensations all over, burnin, pins&needles in head, weakness, brainfog, feelin tense, dizzy&uncontrolled worrying?Ct normal, had hyperthyroidism

Anxiety: Perhaps in addition to your hyperthyroidism, you may have anxiety issues as well? Although hyperthyroidism can produce many kinds of symptoms, "uncontrolled worrying" is not usually prominent. Please work with your doctor to be sure your thyroid function is okay now, and tell about your anxiety which can also produce physical symptoms. Good treatments are available for this. ...Read more

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43yr,hypothy-62.5mcg TSH-0.53,sweating,pain while swallowing, weakness,slow breathing,insomnia,swelling hand,ankles,is it possible?hyperthyroid at .53

43yr,hypothy-62.5mcg TSH-0.53,sweating,pain while swallowing, weakness,slow breathing,insomnia,swelling hand,ankles,is it possible?hyperthyroid at .53

Possible: Hi. There's huge individual variation in response to any level of thyroid hormone replacement. Some of those symptoms COULD be your body's response to having a TSH of 0.53. I would try lowering your l-thyroxine dose to 50 mcg or 25 mcg and see if your symptoms improve with your TSH coming up a bit. However, many people feel fine with a TSH of 0.53, and it's possible your symptoms are not thyroid ...Read more

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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?

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

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Constant burnin&pins&needles&weird nerve sensations allover head, weakness, brainfog, feeln tense, dizzy&uncontroled worrying?Ct normal, had hyperthyroidsm

Constant burnin&pins&needles&weird nerve sensations allover head, weakness, brainfog, feeln tense, dizzy&uncontroled worrying?Ct normal, had hyperthyroidsm

Sounds like your : Seeing a doc already as they ordered the ct scan. I advise you to follow up with them and if any additional symptoms arise to inform them. Do too limited space you were not able to share more answers we would need to help with your particular issue. Stay positive, your doc sounds like they are trying to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...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