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I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism. I am very tired.. How is this treated?

I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism.  I am very tired.. How is this treated?

Not subclinical now: Subclinical means not clinical which means you are not having symptoms from the hypothyroidism, but you do have symptoms (tired). Thus, this is not subclincal. If you have the lab result to support hypothyroidism, along with your being tired, treating it is a reasonable course of action. Thyroid hormone replacement is quite easy and with correct dosing, side effect is rare. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Interesting question: Hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome all share similar symptoms, such as fatigue, depression and muscle pain. I would say many patients with uncontrolled hypothyroidism could have the same symptoms as patients with fibromyalgia and cfs. They could coexist. But most patients with fibromyalgia and cfs don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

THYROID: Check thyroid and TSH blood levels and be sure you're getting enough medication, does your dr know youre tired? Dr & patient are a team. Patient's job is to keep dr informed and follow the best recommended path. Keep up your side of the team! ...Read more

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Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Look for another cau: If your thyroid is functioning normally(not under active) then the cause of your tiredness is not thyroid related. There are many other causes that only your doctor can define/address by examining you and testing your lab.Make sure that you are not anemic(check cbc) and your emotional health is normal and that you are sleeping well. Anyone of these can be cause for day time fatigue and need attent. ...Read more

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What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

Check thyroid first: B"sd If being on a med for "low TSH" means treatment with an antithyroid drug for hyperthyroidism, then the first concern is your thyroid status as this requires frequent monitoring. Thyroid function will change depending on the dose and effectiveness of the medication and the course of the underlying thryoid disease. Challenging even for the best of us endocrine specialists - contact yours! ...Read more

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What causes fatigue had my thyroid check in it is good?

What causes fatigue had my thyroid check in it is good?

Many causes: Fatigue is one of the commonest symptoms for which physicians are consulted and has many causes. Among them are lack of adequate sleep, anemia and low iron stores, chronic infections and inflammatory conditions, depression, low cardiac output, hormonal deficiencies, and certain medications. Obviously one office visit and a simple blood test is not enough to properly evaluate this complaint. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed @ age 7, took synthyr. up until Feb 2014, I'm 32 yr man, could not having right dose lowered my testos. & cause fatigue?

I had my thyroid removed @ age 7, took synthyr. up until Feb 2014, I'm 32 yr man, could not having right dose lowered my testos. & cause fatigue?

Yes: both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause fatigue and affect testosterone level. Get your thyroid level check. If the labs are normal, you cannot blame the thyroid anymore and need to look elsewhere to see what else could be causing your symptoms. The easiest way to rule out a thyroid problem is to proceed with lab work. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Fatigue: A severe overactive thyroid will likely interfere with sleep and result in fatigue. That needs fairly urgent attention. An underactive thyroid may make you drowsy. That can be corrected by having your doctor check your thyroid levels and optimize your dose. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidsm cause fatigue even if you have normal thyroid levels?

NO: If your thyroid levels are normal, (both TSH and free t4), your fatigue symptoms would be related to something else. Unfortunately, fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that people have with almost any disorder. If it persists, you should see your primary md for evaluation. In your age group, anemia due to iron deficiency, is a common cause. ...Read more

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