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Suggest Treatment For Frequent Headache And Numbness In Arm

26f 5 4 150lbs. History of Thyroid Disease. Currently hypothyroidism and take 150mcg of Levothyroxine daily. Also take 50 mg of Macrodantin daily for recurring kidney infections. Other symptoms I am having are frequent migraines in the back of my neck, numbness in arm, swelling in hands while I sleep. Incredibly easily bruised. Fatigue and trouble sleeping, almost a complete loss of appetite, full after a few bites.
Thu, 28 May 2020
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Hi,

Your frequent headache and numbness of the arms can be due to abnormal posture. Try to be careful about your posture especially while working on the computer and sleeping. Use a small pillow while sleeping. For improving your appetite go for a walk, take in a lot of fluids and lot of roughage in diet - green leafy vegetables and fruits. Try to avoid tea, coffee, spicy and oily food.

Make sure you take your medicine related to thyroid regularly because uncontrolled thyroid levels can also lead to fatigability and swelling. If possible get some investigations done like repeat thyroid function tests, complete blood count, vitamin B12 levels, and X-ray cervical spine (neck). This will help in proper diagnosis.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Milinda Gupta, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Suggest Treatment For Frequent Headache And Numbness In Arm

Hi, Your frequent headache and numbness of the arms can be due to abnormal posture. Try to be careful about your posture especially while working on the computer and sleeping. Use a small pillow while sleeping. For improving your appetite go for a walk, take in a lot of fluids and lot of roughage in diet - green leafy vegetables and fruits. Try to avoid tea, coffee, spicy and oily food. Make sure you take your medicine related to thyroid regularly because uncontrolled thyroid levels can also lead to fatigability and swelling. If possible get some investigations done like repeat thyroid function tests, complete blood count, vitamin B12 levels, and X-ray cervical spine (neck). This will help in proper diagnosis. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Milinda Gupta, Internal Medicine Specialist