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Anxiety, restlessness, brittle hair, palpitations, symptoms of hyperthyroidism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   im currently suffering from anxiety,poor sleep, heart palpitations, clammy hands, restlessness..i noticed my hair seems brittle and my sebaceous glands are producing so much oil. im thinking i have a gland that is overactive..which is causing all of this..any advice?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
ok
User :   HI
Doctor :  
you seem to be having an 'anxiety attack' which is responsible for your symptoms
User :   this has been going on for over 6 rys
User :   im 27 now ..male
Doctor :  
have you ad examination and counselling done for your symptoms?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   yes..im currently taking seroquel..thats it
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but i just found out my dad suffered from hyperthyroidism
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what other symptoms are you having?
User :   like i stated above..brittle hair..restlessness ..fast heart beat(all the time)..and right now i have 2 swollen bumbs on the back of my neck
User :   anxiety
Doctor :   the common symptoms of hyperthyroidism constitues of these following ones
User :   *bumps
User :   on the back of the neck
User :   which i think is the lymph gland
Doctor :   Palpitations,Heat intolerance, Nervousness, Insomnia, Breathlessness, Increased bowel movements, Light or absent menstrual periods in women, Fatigue, Fast heart rate, Trembling hands, Weight loss, Muscle weakness, Warm moist skin, Hair loss, Staring gaze

Doctor :   yes it could be a lymph gland if you are having repeated throat infections
User :   no..no throat infections
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i suggest you to meet your doctor, go for a physical examination
Doctor :  
and also get blood tests done for checking thyroid status
Doctor :  
since you father had it, there are chances that you too might have
Doctor :  
among the symptoms, i mentioned earlier, do you have any of them?
User :   nervousness, insomnia, fast heart rate..and brittle hair
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
so it is recommended that get blood tests done for checking thyroid status
Doctor :   and start treatment as per the reports
User :   ok...
User :   are u and actual doctor?
User :   an actual doc
Doctor :  
I am a qualified and registered medical practitioner. I can send you my degree certificate copy by email. It will be up to you to decide whether you would like to follow our suggestions or not.
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
User :   ok
User :   can i ask ur age
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Is there any other medical query I can help you with?
User :   no..u didnt really help me
Doctor :  
i explained what your symptoms could be
Doctor :  
due to
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and since there was family history of hyperthyroidism
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and you too having few of those symptoms
Doctor :  
i suggested about the checking of thyroid status
Doctor :  
and regarding the bumps on your neck, i suggested physical examination by your doctor
User :   but..i told u in the begining that my hair seemed brital..and u told me that i was having panic attacks?
Doctor :  
since i am not examining you personally, to be able to give you accurate diagnosis for your bumps, a physical examination was recommended
User :   brittle
Doctor :  
even when having anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, clammy hands, restlessness are present
Doctor :  
but when you revealed the family history, i had to change my opinion
User :   i know im having panic attacks..
User :   but trying to find the cause
User :   but i understand..
Doctor :  
and the brittle hair and poor sleep, are also symptoms of hyperthyroidism
Doctor :  
which is why i gave you the list of various symptoms associated with yperthyroidism
User :   i know the symptoms..
Doctor :  
and asked you to tell me what all you had from the list
User :   ok...ok
Doctor :  
what answers are you really looking for? the hyperthyroidism can be confirmed or ruled out by doing blood tests
Doctor :  
and your neck bumps diagnosed after physical examination
User :   ok...thanks for your time
Doctor :  
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