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Hypothyroidism Symptoms

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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Can I double the dose of Levothyroxine until I 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 »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 been constipated for a month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female, and I have been experiencing major constipation from the last month. Every time I eat, I experience bloating, and I am unable to go to the toilet later on. Have tried taking Sennetabs, Metamucil, increasing fiber, and water in the diet. I have this problem...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would need a little bit more history, How many times during a week do you have a bowel movement? Please go online and type Bristol stool chart, and let me know the consistency and type of the stools you are having in general from a month. Have you had diarrhea before...  Read Full »

Why do I feel fatigued and why am I sleeping longer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from the heavy headedness and weakness. I sleep for more time. When I wake up in the morning, I feel heaviness, especially in the back and side region. Because of this, I feel tried to do any work. I do not feel active the whole day. I also feel pain in the legs, below the...  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms described by you can be because of some conditions like hypothyroidism (decreased thyroid level in the body), vitamin D deficiency, etc. It is better to get evaluated for the same. I suggest you get the following investigations done to rule out these conditi...  Read Full »

I get full fast and feel very tired. 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 »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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/mL and more. In addition, I have tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello Welcome to 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 ti...  Read Full »

How to handle signs of exhaustion, tiredness, and knee pain?

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 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 »

Why do my symptoms of hypothyroid worsen after pregnancy?

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 »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 am a 25-year-old male and a hypothyroid patient for the last three years. Is there any way to fix thyroid and stop the medication?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old male and a hypothyroid patient for the last three years. Is there any way to fix my thyroid and stop the medication? Currently, my medication is just replacing my thyroid and not fixing my glands in any way.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and from what you mentioned it appears that you have hypothyroidism and you want to cure it without medications. Well to be very clear there is a problem that your thyroids are not functioning properly and there is no way to make them as they were befo...  Read Full »

My TSH value is 13.38. Am I suffering from thyroid?

Query: Hi doctor, My TSH value is 13.38. Am I suffering from thyroid? Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) value, it is evident that you are experiencing hypothyroidism. The appropriate treatment for this condition is Levothyroxine. To determine the correct dosage, it would be helpful to know your weight. Providing this informa...  Read Full »

I feel depressed without reason, and I cannot tolerate cold weather. Do I have hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood test report shows TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level as 3.2 mIU/mL and FT4 (free thyroxine) at 0.75 ng/dL. My doctor told me it was normal. But I suspect hypothyroidism because a study shows that 95 % of the population has a TSH range of 1 to 2.5 mlU/mL. I feel depressed wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.comI understand your concern.From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your thyroid profile looks normal. So do not take any thyroid medication. According to the international guidelines, the TSH level should be more than 10 mIU/mL wi...  Read Full »

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