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What do you think this is?

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SewingAndCakes Wed 20-May-15 13:59:10

I have a few things going on and I'm beginning to think that it may be thyroid related...

Feeling cold most of the time
Feeling tired, even on waking from a good nights sleep
Random aches in my muscles and joints
Thinning hair
Dry hands to the point of the skin cracking sometimes
Headaches/migraine auras
General weak/can't be arsed feeling
Depression (under control but I have low days)
Weight gain (but I have a poor diet as I use sugar to pick me up)
Sore points when the cat stands on my leg or when I get a child's elbow or knee resting on me

What do you think? I'm going to phone the GP soon but always have this feeling they'll think I'm just complaining!

SewingAndCakes Wed 20-May-15 13:59:56

Oh yes and absolutely no interest in sex sad

holmessweetholmes Wed 20-May-15 14:15:47

I'm no expert, but I think these all sound like symptoms of an underactive thyroid. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will come along soon though!

SewingAndCakes Wed 20-May-15 14:46:54

Thanks holmessweetholmes that's what I've been wondering too.

PeggyCarter Wed 20-May-15 14:51:02

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Paddingtonthebear Wed 20-May-15 14:52:55

Weirdly, I have just been googling similar symptoms. I don't have any weight gain, if anything I'm slimmer than ever, and I don't feel unhappy or depressed. But yes to these:

Feeling cold most of the time
Feeling tired, even on waking from a good nights sleep
Random aches in my muscles and joints
Dry hands
Headaches/migraine auras
Sore points when the cat stands on my leg or when I get a child's elbow or knee resting on me

CaptainZoot Wed 20-May-15 14:54:38

Classic hypothyroid. Simple blood test will confirm it.

The sore points. Do you get them in specific places or just in random places?

Pain in very specific pressure points on the body can be indicative of Fibromyalgia which would also fit your symptoms but it's likely your thyroid is the culprit.

Get thee to a GP.

Paddingtonthebear Wed 20-May-15 15:09:14

Yours does sound like a thyroid issue looking at the symptoms that are listed on the nhs website.

Does anyone know what might be up with me? It wouldn't be hypothyroid there's no weight gain or thinning hair etc would it?

DayLillie Wed 20-May-15 15:16:20

Thyroid
Vit D deficiency
menopause

anotherdayanothername1 Wed 20-May-15 15:23:26

Try some vitamin D supplements too

Don't bother with the stuff you buy in Boots. Buy a really high dose online. I got some on Amazon

SewingAndCakes Wed 20-May-15 15:43:53

Thanks everyone.

CaptainZoot the sore points I have are on mostly on my thighs and upper arms. I also have days where I wake up and have to stagger about as my feet and ankles are stiff and achey at first.

Paddingtonthebear I guess it could be hypothyroid too as not everyone has all symptoms?

I'll get some vitamin D and phone the doctors tomorrow.

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