Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces fewer amounts of thyroid hormones. Weight gain and fatigue are the early symptoms seen. Dry skin, depression, constipation, muscle weakness, pain and stiffness in joints, impaired memory, and menstrual changes are other symptoms seen. Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause hypothyroidism. It is treated by thyroid hormone replacement.
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What are the clinical signs of hypothyroidism?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I took thyroid medicine (25 mcg) around two years back, but since my tests were all in the specified range and I felt better (good diet and exercise were helping), I stopped taking medicine. I am currently experiencing fatigue, leg muscle weakness, high heart r... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. The laboratory results are pretty evident. And all your symptoms point towards symptomatic hypothyroidism. Fatigue, weakness, and dry skin are common symptoms of hypothyroidism. In this case, I would advise you to restart your thyroid med... Read Full »
Why do I feel fatigued even after a year of treatment for hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's?
Query: Hi doctor, I have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. My doctor tested my TSH levels and treats me with Levothyroxine. I have extreme fatigue after taking this treatment for a year though my TSH is in a normal range. My doctor told me that freeT4 and reverse T3 are not important parameters ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some people taking treatment for hypothyroidism still experience symptoms even if the blood tests show normal thyroid hormone levels. The reason behind this is complex but the bottom line is that a normal TSH (thyroid stimualting hormone) level does not mean that al... Read Full »
Can hypothyroidism result in voice hoarseness and plantar fasciitis?
Query: Hi doctor,I have hypothyroidism for seven years. I have hoarseness of voice, shortness of breath, hair fall, and plantar fasciitis. Currently, I am taking Eltroxin 50 mg. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and currently, you are taking Eltroxin 50 mg (Thyroxine). You can get prescription refills online. Please mention whether you are taking the dose from the initial stage. If you have a hoarse voice and joint pain, then it is ne... Read Full »
I feel full quickly and I am tired very much. How can I be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I take Nature-Throid for hypothyroidism and Wellbutrin for anxiety. I have recently been feeling full quickly and tired. My blood work came back normal. An abdominal CT scan was clear and a vaginal ultrasound was clear. What could be causing this? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and can understand your worries. The main culprit in your case is the thyroid gland that is not working to the level it is supposed to do. When our digestion is not that good, it leads to enhanced weakness, tiredness, and a ... Read Full »
Can a double dose of Levothyroxine help until I get to see a doctor?
Query: Hello doctor, I got my lab results recently. I have an appointment with the thyroid doctor in a week. I am afraid of going to the ER plus I have muscle spasms, body jerks, and confusion. Two days ago, I took a double levothyroxine dose of 125 mcg. Yesterday, I added 5 mcg synthetic T3, maybe a secon... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hypothyroidism. I suggest that you take tablet Levothyroxine 50 mcg once daily keeping in mind your age and based on your weight and lab results. Consult your specialist doctor, ... Read Full »
I have secondary hypothyroidism along with the symptoms of exhaustion, tiredness and knee pain. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been previously diagnosed with secondary hypothyroidism with low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), T4, and T3 levels. I am taking thyroxine for this. And both T4 and T3 are now at the level above the reference ranges. I have symptoms of exhaustion or tiredness, very sign... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mentioned CBC (complete blood count) report is not much altered. Total WBC (white blood count) and platelet count are borderline and cannot be considered high. Your RBC count is a little high and your MCV is low, so you can check minor hemoglobinopathy by ... Read Full »
I have been suffering from hypothyroidism for many years, and the symptoms have worsened after my pregnancy. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from symptoms of hypothyroidism for many years. My doctor did tests, and my TSH was 0.3 mU/L. I do not understand this. I struggle to lose weight, am always cold, suffer from anxiety, get muscle aches, and am constantly tired. I have always had weight issues and w... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are concerned. Thyroid hormone issues are the easiest to fix but after a proper diagnosis. Most of your symptoms suggest hypothyroidism, apart from anxiety, which is consistent with hyperthyroidism. Let me emphasize that TSH (thyroid stimulating hormo... Read Full »
I have hypothyroidism symptoms several years after being treated for thyroid cancer. Kindly suggest me medicines.
Query: Hello doctor, I had thyroid cancer a few years back and it was treated. I am having hypothyroidism symptoms since several months. I have brain fog, headache, cold hands and feet, and fatigue. I was on tablet Levothyroxine 125 mcg that was increased to 137 mcg two weeks back. However, there were no ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you increase the tablet Levothyroxine dose to 150 mcg daily. The other option for taking T3 (triiodothyronine) is to take Levothyroxine 100 mcg and Liothyronine 5 mcg daily. However, I strongly discourage this option if you have ... Read Full »
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism. What should I do to overcome tiredness and weight loss issues?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old male, and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus when I was 11 years old. I take the Actrapid insulin injection thrice daily and the Lantus insulin injection at night. I was diagnosed with thyroid a year ago, so I took the tablet Thyroxine 50 mg. My appetite ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you have type 1 diabetes and hypothyroidism. However, you have not mentioned the fasting, post-prandial, and HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) levels. Please mention the T3 (triiodothyronine), T4 (thyroxine), and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) values. You have a... Read Full »
I have extreme fatigue and weight gain with an increased TSH level. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to discuss my blood work results, particularly my TSH level. I have had extreme exhaustion for some time and weight gain. I take Sertraline 100 mg daily for anxiety. I have had several years of extreme exhaustion with a TSH level of 4.5 mlU/L and more. In addition, I have take... Read Full »
Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and I would like to suggest that you increase the dose of Synthroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) to 75 mcg twice weekly. Try to add vitamin supplements such as vitamin B complex, vitamin D 1000 IU, and magnesium 400 mg once daily but away from the time... Read Full »