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Review: could Thyroid diseases cause Nystagmus?

Summary: Nystagmus could be caused by Thyroid diseases, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease, and take Levothyroxine sodium.

We study 10,277 people who have Thyroid diseases from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Nystagmus (Eye movements - uncontrollable). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 10,270 people who have thyroid diseases are studied. Among them, 5 (0.05%) have Nystagmus. They amount to 0.04% of all the 12,641 people who have Nystagmus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nystagmus in thyroid diseases reports

Gender of people who have thyroid diseases and experienced Nystagmus * :

FemaleMale
Nystagmus100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have thyroid diseases and experienced Nystagmus * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nystagmus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%25.00%50.00%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nystagmus0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Depression (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Hallucination (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Delusional disorder, unspecified type (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (1 people, 20.00%)
  6. Bipolar 1 (1 people, 20.00%)
  7. Grand mal convulsion (1 people, 20.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. Seroquel (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Zocor (2 people, 40.00%)
  4. Lyrica (2 people, 40.00%)
  5. Reglan (2 people, 40.00%)
  6. Glimepiride (2 people, 40.00%)
  7. Nexium (2 people, 40.00%)
  8. Diazepam (2 people, 40.00%)
  9. Zyflo (2 people, 40.00%)
  10. Cymbalta (2 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Levothyroxine medication was 50 micrograms per day but reduced recently to 25 micrograms to adjust thyroid problem (not because of eye problem - involutary eye movement ). However since reduction to 25 micrograms I have not had any eye problems - so I wondered if there was any connection between my previous uncontrolled eye movements and the levothyroxine dosage.

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