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Date : 20-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User:I have been told that I have a low TSH. No further labs have been done on my thyroid. I saw my PCP last month for headaches and she tested me for ESR- with normal results and sent a Lyme test because of cellulitis out of the blue several months ago. My BP was 144/99 and I thought that was why I was getting headaches, but I was prescribed sumatriptan. I went to the dentist to see if maybe I had something wrong with my teeth, but she said that I have good teeth and healthy gums, but significant bone loss in my face without any signs of pockets of infection. She suggested I get my sinuses checked out. I also saw the eye doctors and had some vision loss in my left eye and both eyes for reading. I had a cardiac ablation for AVNRT in December 2011 and was hospitalized for dehydration and low potassium level due to diarrhea this past December. I am a 42 year old female. I am in good health and take no daily medications. My great grandmother had Grave's disease, is it unreasonable to think that maybe all this is related to my thyroid or something else. I am getting frustrated with the daily headaches.
Doctor:Give me a moment to read your query
Doctor:I have read your query
User:ok. I have an apt with my PCP soon. What do you think?
Doctor:These seem to be isolated episodes
Doctor:Headache maybe associated with hyperthyroidism
Doctor:Do you know T3, T4 levels?
Doctor:T3 and T4 levels are needed to see the thyroid status
Doctor:Headaches can also be due to the raised BP
Doctor:Did you get your BP checked again?
Doctor:BP should be raised on three separate occasions to be prescribed any medicines for it
Doctor:Sumatriptan is usually prescribed for migraine like headaches
Doctor:You can get your BP checked at local pharmacy
User:ok. That was the answer to my next question.
Doctor:If your blood pressure remains consistently elevated you will need to be tested for a cause
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
Doctor:For daily headaches you may take brufen until you see your doctor again
User:No. I think I will ask about the T3 & T4 and recheck my BP and take some motrin. Thanks.
Doctor:Take care
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