Feel feverish, but temperature only 97.9%. Get chills, cold hands, cold feet sometimes (head feels warm). Occasionally, feel very thirsty and need to drink 3-4 liters of water per day. Feeling like this for past 2 months. Medical history: hypo-thyroid a few years ago, but took test a few months ago and looked normal. Medications: Vyvanse Lifestyle: 10-12 hours working in front of computer, 1 hour of yoga per day.
Dr Wajid :
Hi and welcome to just answer
Have you been taking Syn-thyroid for hypothyroidism? When did you have your last thyroid tests?
No. not on Syn-thyroid. I had my last test, 4-6 months ago and looked normal
Well I think you need to get your thyroid functions repeated.
Could it be onset of flu or common cold though?
Yes, that can be a possibility. It appears to be a viral infection but I would still be interested in looking at your thyroid profile
And until then you can use Tab Tylenol to help you with your symptoms
Tab Tylenol or just regular acetaminophen?
It is the same, Tylenol is actually acetaminophen
No need for antibiotics if viral infection, correct?
Yes, antibiotics are for bacterial infections not for viral
Okay, thanks much
You are welcome