Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Hyperthyroid... Something else?

I guess I should start by saying that I am 28 and male. Started having panic attacks about three months ago so I decided to go to the Dr. while at the doctors office had a heart rate of 150. Well lets just say the Dr. did not like that much so I have underwent a multitude of test including EKG, Echo cardiogram, CBC, Sedimentation Rate, and Electrolyte. The only thing they told me was my white blood cells were high and that I had a kidney stone everything else checked out fine and referred me to a cardiologist. Went to the cardiologist and he noticed that I had splinter hemorrhages on a couple of fingers and some red spots on my arm so he wanted to make sure I didn't have endocarditis. He looked at the blood work, echo, took my temperature, and listened for a murmur. Said for sure I didn't have that so started looking for other problems. From my medical record he noticed that I have lost almost 25 lbs. Then he listened to my throat and immediately ordered a blood test for hyperthyroid and put me on a beta blocker. I don't see him again until next month so the waiting is killing me. So I thought I would ask here about my symptoms and see if anyone else has had a similar experience. So here is a list of what is going on rapid heart rate (seems the beta blocker has helped used to happen all day everyday), panic attacks, weight loss, muscle weakness, headache behind eye, occasional dizziness, extreme fatigue, hot flashes, very extreme mood swings, and insomnia. Can't really think of anything else to add. I know no one can diagnose me on the net just want some opinions from people who have experienced the same symptoms or knows about them.

Answer on Hyperthyroid... Something else?

Your symptoms do sound like hyperthyroidism. The incidence of permanent hypothyroidism after radiation therapy is high.

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Reasons for splinter haemorrhages include - injury to the nail, trichinosis (a parasitic disease caused by eating undercooked pork or wild game), endocarditis (an infection of the heart), vasculitis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, vitamin C deficiency anaemia and other anaemias, psoriasis, peptic ulcers, kidney disease, lupus, polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatoid arthritis, raynaud’s phenomenon, various autoimmune diseases, blood-clotting diseases, certain drugs like asprin, onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nails), haematological malignancy.

If a splinter hemorrhage appears on more than one nail, this is usually a sign of an underlying health problem, an autoimmune disorder or connective tissue disease.

Why won't my songs on itunes group together in albums like they are suppose to?

On my itunes playlist I have multiple songs from *for example* The Fame by Lady Gaga and itunes is listing them as different albums even though it is spelt the exact same. Here is a screenshot of my itunes showing how all the songs from The Fame are grouped in different albums:


I can't drag and drop the songs all into one album. Is there anything else I can try, maybe a magical button or something :) Jk Thanks guys!!!!

Answer on Why won't my songs on itunes group together in albums like they are suppose to?

The sorting tags are probably different. If you right-click on the song, there is a tab called "Sorting." You need to make sure the artist and album sorting tags are the same.