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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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Why does my hyperglycemia make me feel hungry?

Why does my hyperglycemia make me feel hungry?

Losing calories : You may feel hungry with high blood sugars because you are voiding out your calories into the toilet. When blood sugar is lower, it means more Insulin is available to deliver glucose to cells. The body knows when it gets nourished properly so you aren't feeling as hungry. ...Read more

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Why does my period make me so indecisive?

Why does my period make me so indecisive?

PMS: There is an incredible variation of symptoms related to women's cycles. Thought mood related disturbances are part of the constellation of symptoms associated with premenstrual symptoms. Talk with your doctor if this is becoming a problem! ...Read more

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Why does having lupus make me so exhausted?

Why does having lupus make me so exhausted?

Lupus: Lupus can cause anemia, joint pains and a lot of immune reactions that can cause fatigue, its like your blood is rejecting your body system. ...Read more

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Why does getting my period make me hungry?

Why does getting my period make me hungry?

Hormone changes: This is due to a change in your hormonal levels that occurs near and through menstruation. It is quite normal to have this symptom. ...Read more

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Why does wine make me tired?

Why does wine make me tired?

Sedative: Wine is alcohol, and has a sedative effect. Depending on how much you drink of it, this can be pronounced. Sometimes the first glass is simply disinhibiting and relaxing, so it feels good -- you can socialize and enjoy. Your body's capacity to process alcohol also comes into play with how much you can drink before the sedating -- or "tired" -- effect kicks in. ...Read more

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My iron pills make me feel really sick. What can I do?

My iron pills make me feel really sick. What can I do?

Why are you taking them?: If you are taking them for iron deficiency anemia, that may be a necessary process and you should see your physician. If you are taking them just for health, stop taking them. Iron pills are notorious for causing nausea ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my iron pills make me feel really sick?

Stomach irritation: Iron pills are a known irritant to the stomach. If you need iron supplementation and cannot tolerate oral iron, talk to your doctor about getting intravenous iron infusion. ...Read more

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Why does my multi vitamin make me nauseous?

Why does my multi vitamin make me nauseous?

Empty stomach: Even if your vitamin is from a reputable company you may be experiencing an allergy to the coating of the pill. It is also possible to feel nauseas or dizzy from certain doses of b vitamins, until your body is able to adapt. You may have success by changing brands or taking a smaller dose and advancing as tolerated. ...Read more

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Why does my hypertension medication make me so sleepy?

Why does my hypertension medication make me so sleepy?

Hbp: Not all hypertension meds cause sleepiness. Reserpine and clonidine are two which cause signficant fatigue. Diuretics, ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers usually don't cause fatigue. There are many meds possible. ...Read more

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Why does exercise make me feel really bad afterward when I have hypoadrenal?

Why does exercise make me feel really bad afterward when I have hypoadrenal?

Hormone related: Adrenal gland control release of various hormones through out your body. During the exercise your body releases many hormones but due to poor function of adrenal gland you can not get enough hormones released so that explains why you feel bad. Tell your doctor about it so he may be able to help by adjusting replacement doses good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to make my anemia stop making me so fatigued?

Please tell me what can I do to make my anemia stop making me so fatigued?

Type: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Why does screaming make me lightheaded?

Why does screaming make me lightheaded?

Dizzy /screaming: Related to breathing mechanics. You are either hyperventilating at the time or not breathing properly You are also increasing neck/laryngeal/diaphragmatic muscle strain and using a lot of oxygen. And I wonder if there may be an increase in intracranial pressure ...Read more

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Why does my thyroid makes noises?

Why does my thyroid makes noises?

???: What noises are you referring to? The thyroid sits low in the neck and does not make any sound other than sometime increased blood flow can be heard in an enlarged thyroid but not by the ear alone. If concerned get checked out. ...Read more

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Why does getting eye pains make me lose my appetite?

Why does getting eye pains make me lose my appetite?

Eye pain: It is common for pain to make one lose one's appetite. Please see an eye MD to determine why you are getting eye pain. Some painful conditions are sight threatening. ...Read more

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Why does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg make me feel lazy and unmotivated? What shold i do?

Why does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg make me feel lazy and unmotivated? What shold i do?

Could be side effect: Two possibilities come to mind: 1) perhaps, compared to your energy level off stimulants, you "feel" different and interpret that as lazyness; or, 2) it may be a genuine side effect, because some people do report a "zombie" effect with stimulants. In either case, might try a lower dose and see if you can get benefit without that feeling. Or, try a different adhd medication. ...Read more

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Why does my inhaler make me worse?

Why does my inhaler make me worse?

Multiple reasons: Some people have vocal cords and/or airways that are irritated by the fine crystals of the meds or propellants in the inhaler. Others may develop polyps or irritation of the vocal cords from the corticosteroids in certain inhalers. In others, increased airflow after using the inhaler can trigger coughing up mucus that was otherwise 'stuck' in the airways. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Nyquil makes me really sick to my stomach.... What do I do? Im sick and need sleep

Nyquil makes me really sick to my stomach.... What do I do? Im sick and need sleep

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Most nyquil preparations contain dextromethorphan which can cause nausea. You could just take otc Diphenhydramine (benadryl) which is a sedating antihistamine, and will help with some of the symptoms as well as with sleep. ...Read more