Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
139 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suffering from hyperthyroidism. On radioactive iodine treatment, now hypothyroid. TSH levels normal. Treatment?

My History: I was suffering from Hyperthyrodism and when i was Hyperthyroidism , i got illeness and got Hypokalemia [sudden weekness, potassium defeciency ]and got admitted in hospital, doctor told me that , i got hypokalemia due to Hyperthyroidism, as per my doctor s advise i had taken Radio active iodine treatment, and now i became Hypothyroidism , and taking thyronorm 125 mcg tablet daily and my THS level is normal , now i am hypothyroidism, my question is ... 1. Even though my TSH level in normal range, some times i feel weekness in my hands and legs, that time i am scaring that i may get hypokalemia again .? 2. Hypothyroidism will also cause hypokalemia or not, ? 3. Getting hungry and not eatable, if i ate little also i feel full, do i need to consult any gastroentologist ? or is this symptoms of hypo thyroidism? Could you please explain me above 3 questions with clear explanation.It is my Humble request Sir.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your query
as per your complaints. these all symptoms are because of hypothyroidism.
1- have investigations for thyroid profile, sodium, potassium and heamogram.
2- increase the dose of thyronorm to 150.
3- repeat the test after 45 days.
So have baseline investigation done but if you already have these investigation reports with you send me details so I can explain you better.
with best regards

I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I had a radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism @ 14 years ago and every follow up testing done showed normal levels. Have never taken any...

Recent questions on  Hypokalemia

doctor1 MD

in the past year my mother started having swollen lips,could be top or bottom doctor treated her for spider bites.but now her face has swollen...

doctor1 MD

My 65 year old wife has just undergone an angiogram due to a positive stress test result where inferolateral ischemia was suspected. She has had...

doctor1 MD

i was wondering if there is a difference between liquid potassium chloride and klor-con 20 meqs i take metolazone 2.5 1 a day and was taking 5- 20...

doctor1 MD

I have a bicornuate uterus and suffer from hypokalemia. My doctor has ordered a renal ultrasound. What could be wrong with my renal function to...

doctor1 MD

Hello, I am a 39 year old male with no know history of heart disease . Severe anxiety , panic attacks have been my problem since high school. I was...

doctor1 MD

hello I've been having tingling along with muscle spasms in my legs for some time now, I get random sharp pains all around my head and feel very...

doctor1 MD

Had diarrhea for 4 days. Now have it under control. Have been eating banana, toast, chicken, rice and apple sause. Things like that. Still have...