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I have been yo-yo dieting all my life on low carb diets.

Hello. I have been yo-yo dieting all my life on low carb diets . Sometimes I would actually practice fasting. As a results, my temps were low, i got a slow heart rate and blood pressure. ..and after I would stop dieting , I would put on weight quickly. For 3 months I have been following a very intense exercise regime, eating 1000 calories and taking T3 hormone ( Cytomel) at the dose of 85 mcg per day. Sold in my coutry without a prescription ( Eatern Europe) . At the advice of a personal trainer. I know that I should not mess with my thyroid and this was not the smartest decision ever, and although it worked for the weight loss and energy levels ( was able to to my exercises, little fatigue, no usual slowing down of heart rate ( It used to be in the 50s when I was dieting/almost starving) etc, I do not want to take it all my life and was wondering what would be the best course of action to take for my thyroid to start working on its own again ( I pressume it has stopped since I was taking the medicine?). What supplements should I take, how slowly should I decrease my Cytomel dose etc. Thank you so much

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My finger hasbeen twitching randomly on one hand for 4 days

my finger hasbeen twitching randomly on one hand for 4 days should i beconcerned about having a seizure. i havent had any type of seizure in over 6 months

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I have a question. For the past few days i have a had nearly

I have a question. For the past few days i have a had nearly a constant warm feeling in my face. I also feel it in my hands and feet at night only but face during most of the day. I felt very sickly (body aches only) on friday and saturday but i have since felt much better. I have also had diharrea. Today i have had no diahreaa. I also have IBS. I am 28 years old. I had a cat scan last november which came back normal and a chest x-ray back in march which came back normal. I am wondering what could be causing this feeling constance of warmth? I have read a lot carcinoid tumors online and am wondering if this is possible? I am also a smoker.

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I was walking today and had a muscle cramp then heard a loud

I was walking today and had a muscle cramp then heard a loud pop and had severe pain in the calf. No pain now at rest but pain when walking. No pain with flexionJA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: Started this afternoon. No pain while resting. I have my legs elevated. I can barely walkJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: On antihypertensive, thyroid, statin

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I have been having, chest tightness and near syncope since

I have been having sob, chest tightness and near syncope since April. Just prior to that I started having vaginal bleeding every 2 weeks. I have seen a cardiologist that ran an echo, cta and holter that he started were all normal except PVCs. He or me on CoReg that did help with the CP but I remain very weak and sob. They have done cbc, vit D ANA. Etc. allHas came back normal. Cut of abd normal. PFT's normal but I continue to have sob escpecially with exertion. I feel as thought I need a Nitro to release pressure in my chest neck and head. They said they thought it was stress and I took all those meds with no relief but no one knows what to do. I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks previously and all my symptoms remain. I am a nurse and I know there is something wrong with me. My b12 vit d and thyroid were borderline which I have started supplements for. One more thins I wake up and I will feelSob and at many times like I cannot swallow

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I hit my head very bad running against the door frame of my

HI I hit my head very bad running against the door frame of my house, I had to lay on the ground because it hurt so bad. I hit myself on the front skull right above left eyebrow not on the temple. that was an 2.5 hours ago I don't had a bump on the forehead where i was hit but my whole head hurts. I do not have health insurance and can not afford to go to ER for cat scanJA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?Customer: the 2 hours. I am using an ice pack and it feels better and I took an excerdin migrant pill that has caffeine. Bad i idea probably because is stimulated more blood flood to the head. My whole head feels bad not and like pressureJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I only take armor thyroid medicine daily

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I recently had a blood test that showed a high level of TSH.

Hi - I recently had a blood test that showed a high level of TSH. Then my next blood test a couple months later was within normal range. What would cause TSH to fluctuate like that?

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I had folliculitis 3 months ago in one spot on my head and

I had folliculitis 3 months ago in one spot on my head and was given antibiotics to treat it. Around the same time I started Topomax and have since stopped this medication because my hair started falling out. It is basically extreme shedding. My thyroid is a little high but my doctor is not concerned about it. I'm taking biotin, l-lysine, zinc, selenium supplements. But nothing seems to be slowing down the shedding. I've started using a hair growth product and now I have many baby hairs coming in but today I noticed little red spots on my scalp. Please help? What could this be?

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My tsh was 0.02 and my doctor decreased me from 200mg of

My tsh was 0.02 and my doctor decreased me from 200mg of synthroid to 175mg. I feel even more tired and want to sleep 24/7. I was also put on U 500 concentrated insulin and am taking 15 units by injection. My blood sugar is still running high in the 200's. So is my weakness and tiredness from my thyroid or blood sugar and what can I do to get my energy back. I feel like I am just existing with no purpose.JA: When was the last time you had your levels checked? Have you noticed any weight loss or weight gain?Customer: My TSH was checked less then a month ago. I am due blood sugar to be tested in the next couple of weeks. Yes, I gained about 40 prior to all of this but have not lost any weight.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I do have NASH

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