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.
Gender of people who have thyroid diseases and experienced Nystagmus * :
Age of people who have thyroid diseases and experienced Nystagmus * :
Severity of the symptom * :
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Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 40.00%)
- Depression (1 people, 20.00%)
- Hallucination (1 people, 20.00%)
- Delusional disorder, unspecified type (1 people, 20.00%)
- Fibromyalgia (1 people, 20.00%)
- Bipolar 1 (1 people, 20.00%)
- Grand mal convulsion (1 people, 20.00%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Levothyroxine sodium (3 people, 60.00%)
- Seroquel (2 people, 40.00%)
- Zocor (2 people, 40.00%)
- Lyrica (2 people, 40.00%)
- Reglan (2 people, 40.00%)
- Glimepiride (2 people, 40.00%)
- Nexium (2 people, 40.00%)
- Diazepam (2 people, 40.00%)
- Zyflo (2 people, 40.00%)
- 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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