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Old 06-24-2005, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by lrivetz
Six years back I was diagnosed as hyperactive; I was taking meds while I was pregnant and then quit after the baby. I am not really sure what hyperactive thyroid meant.
You probably know your thyroid is located in the neck. It would be where the Adam's apple is on men. It is overactive when it starts producting too much thyroid hormone. The thyroid controls your body temperature and affects a lot of other things. It can cause increased heart rate, excessive sweating, shaking, high blood pressure, nervousness, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, staring and bulging eyes, and other problems.

Did you have a blood test after you had the baby to see if your thyroid went back to normal?


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