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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is thyroid storm?

A severe complication of high thyroid levels (hyperthyroidism). Causes include inflammation of the thyroid gland and thyroid surgery.

Symptoms of thyroid storm

  • Stopped taking thyroid medication suddenly

  • Fever

  • Fine tremor of the hands and fingers

  • Abdominal pain

  • History of overactive thyroid / high thyroid levels

  • Feeling cold or shivering

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • My brain is not functioning right now

Questions your doctor may ask to check for thyroid storm

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose thyroid storm

  • Have you recently stopped taking thyroid medications after taking them for sometime?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have a slight trembling of your fingers?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease?

Treatment for thyroid storm

This requires emergency medical care. Injections and oral medications will be given to block the thyroid hormones and bring levels back to normal. Hospitalization for monitoring is usually needed.

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