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Effects of elevated free thyroxine levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   I have done my thyroid profile test which shows my free Thyroxine is 1.42ng and TSH is 0.10 is this normal ?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr.XXXhere.
User :   hi I have already placed my query do u want me to repeat it ?
Doctor :   TSH is low
User :   k What must I do sir ?
Doctor :   free thyroxine levels are are increased
User :   If it is low what are the effects I will feel
Doctor :   you would need to be started on medications to control your levels
Doctor :   do you have other symptoms associated?
Doctor :   when were the tests done? are you on any treatment at present?
User :   sorry sir I forgot to let u know . I am Under Hyeperthyroid medcine for past 13 years
User :   I take 150 gms tablet every morning in empty stomach
User :   couple of days before it was done
Doctor :   ok, then you might need readjustment of medication to control your values
Doctor :   meet your treating doctor or an Endocrinologist to discuss your test results
User :   I dont know how to explain the symtoms, but in recent for past 7 months I have lot of mood swings, not able to concentrate on any issues I thought myself that it must be due to my personal family issues going on, so I never took those as symtoms
Doctor :   you might need to get thyroid scan done to rule out any serious issues if the values do not get controlled
Doctor :   do not ignore your symptoms.
User :   any way as you told I will consult with my endocrinologist, but can you please let me know what are the general symptoms appears when my levels are not maintained well
User :   If I know that I can at least try to observe it. and keep track on my levels . As well I am also diabetic for last 8 years and under medicines will these abnormal level will be correlated to my diabetic too
Doctor :   well,the thyroid gland runs most of our metabolism, so in short we can say that when levels are not maintained and point towards hyperthyroidismstate, then
Doctor :   all these functions get exaggerated
User :   ok so even my mood swings and forgetfulness may be due to this ?
User :   So can I ask one more query ?
Doctor :   so common symptoms would include: Fatigue, Fast heart rate, Trembling hands, Weight loss, Muscle weakness, Warm moist skin, Hair loss,Staring gaze
User :   I am not sexual active with my partner most of the time I feel like I don't need it is this also due to my thyroid
Doctor :   Palpitations, Heat intolerance, Nervousness, Insomnia, Breathlessness, Increased bowel movements, Light or absent menstrual periods
Doctor :   yes, loss of libido or sexual desire is another symptom
User :   k Thanks for your replies I will do check with my dr for change of dose
Doctor :   since these affect your sexual hormones too
Doctor :   i\have you followed what I have said?
User :   S Sir
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   I get more angers for even silly reason I dont know why is it happening
Doctor :   you can attribute your mood changes o fluctuating levels of hormones.
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User :   SInce last couple of years broke from 15 years of marriage , after than now I am into new relationship but not able to trust over it due to my past experiencs, recently I went to know Physcologist who gave me few tablets to calm my mood but it only made me to sleep and nothing more
Doctor :   get the medications adjusted, if the prescription from Psychologist is not working to resolve your symptoms
User :   I am not able to concentrate on my work, keep up timings, talk with any of my friends for continues 15 mints , cant remember my web or bank passwords,
Doctor :   then consider discussing about alternate prescription
Doctor :   and repeat evaluation
Doctor :   you may also change your psychologist and see if you get benefit
User :   do you suggest me to go for the physcologist for these indication or is it just consulting with my Endrologist will do
Doctor :   you need both. few symptoms like "not able to concentrate on my work, keep up timings, talk with any of my friends for continues 15 mints , cant remember my web or bank passwords" are not related to thyroid
User :   k sir
Doctor :   first preference would be the dose readjustment and then psychologist evaluation
User :   thanks for your great suggestion which really as helped me to know what next I have to do, Feel nice about chatting with you
User :   I will do as you said,
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   N sir
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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