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What were your under active thyroid symptoms?

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majorcrowdpleaser Tue 04-Oct-16 09:53:53

Does anyone know what the symptoms of thyroid problems are and if you have thyroid issues what were your symptoms?

I have been feeling below par for quite some years now and when I google I can relate to thyroid problems, fibromyalgia, ibs, low iron etc.

I have been looking on the thyroid websites and can relate to various symptoms such as:-

Tiredness
Feeling cold a lot of the time and having heat/cold intolerance
Poor sleep and restless sleep
Weak/shaky feelings
Very bad anxiety
Mental sluggishness
Thin/fine hair
Dry skin
IBS symptoms
Sore/achy muscles
Very heavy periods
Tinnitus

This has been going on for years and you just kind of end up putting up with the symptoms and excepting things but its getting me down now and I have booked to see my GP (pretty useless gp surgery with only 3 gp's in a really busy area so can't get in till beg of Nov!)

I do also wonder if I have low iron levels as I do have very heavy periods (waiting to have ablation for that) and iron levels were very low 5 years ago, took tablets for a couple of months they returned to normal but the heavy periods could have lowered levels again?

Davinaaddict Tue 04-Oct-16 11:26:48

It could be a number of things. My thyroid is normal according to the GPS meaning it's in range, yet I have most of your symptoms. I also have in range but low B12 and ferritin results that took a massive battle to get treated and they still can't agree on the cause of my symptoms.

I would recommend you get full blood work done including vitamins B12 and D, ferritin, folate and a full thyroid profile of TSH, T4, T3 and antibody tests for Hashimotos (TPO and TGAB). Get a copy of your results - don't just accept "they are fine" as the labs ranges are based on other sick people (although of course just because you're sick, that doesn't mean that your results across all tests will not be normal, so there is some logic to it). You are entitled to a copy of them, but if you're not up for the fight that some GP's offer when it comes to getting copies, then ask them to read them out and write them down, including the ranges.

majorcrowdpleaser Tue 04-Oct-16 13:37:37

Thanks Davina I will do that!

booox Tue 04-Oct-16 13:47:52

I was a bit unusual as I developed it aged 20.

I lost a lot I weight actually I think as I lost appetite. I loose muscle mass as it weakens muscle and I don't naturally carry much fat.

Extreme constipation. Needing daytime naps. Very weak and tired. It affects the proximal muscles so thighs, core and shoulders (I think this is where fibro comes in but at 20 I wasn't doing much other than attempting to go into uni so I had no pain.) when I had a wobble aged over 35 I did have aches and pains/ fibre symptoms.

Puffy ankles or cankles. Actually I get mild heart palpitations too.

Memory loss, brain fog. It definitely affects your executive function/ multi tasking ability, though I found that went with low ferritin too.

Low mood, paranoia, anxiety. Moving through treacle body, mind and soul.

booox Tue 04-Oct-16 13:47:55

I was a bit unusual as I developed it aged 20.

I lost a lot I weight actually I think as I lost appetite. I loose muscle mass as it weakens muscle and I don't naturally carry much fat.

Extreme constipation. Needing daytime naps. Very weak and tired. It affects the proximal muscles so thighs, core and shoulders (I think this is where fibro comes in but at 20 I wasn't doing much other than attempting to go into uni so I had no pain.) when I had a wobble aged over 35 I did have aches and pains/ fibre symptoms.

Puffy ankles or cankles. Actually I get mild heart palpitations too.

Memory loss, brain fog. It definitely affects your executive function/ multi tasking ability, though I found that went with low ferritin too.

Low mood, paranoia, anxiety. Moving through treacle body, mind and soul.

booox Tue 04-Oct-16 13:50:20

I once noticed my ability to do yoga was affected greatly; shaking legs etc. I'd been going for a while and had a wobble. I recovered quickly though I think as I'd been maintaining my strength. I think when euthyroid it's important to try to do things that work cardio as well as strength.

tobee Tue 04-Oct-16 17:59:41

Before diagnosis terrible constipation and not being able to come out with the right word and using a random one, thin hair, thin eyebrows, difficult weight loss. After diagnosis fatigue and cold extremities. Since treatment host of symptoms that could be related but last bloods said I was correctly medicated. Hmmmm.

booox Tue 04-Oct-16 18:03:01

What was result tobee

tobee Tue 04-Oct-16 20:02:57

I'm sorry I've forgotten. I was recovering from anaemia last time and took in haemoglobin results a bit more.I'm due another one soon.

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