Lift Then Shift: Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis

A transient paralysis was precipitated by thyroid dysfunction. The patient, a 29-year-old man, woke up with diffuse muscle pain and weakness so profound that he was unable to get out of bed. His family called 911, and he was transported by ambulance to the emergency department. The night before, he was in his usual state of health and completed a strenuous workout at the gym.

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