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self diagnosis... where to go next?

(4 Posts)
Emzickle Wed 28-Feb-07 21:15:45

I have all the following symptoms, done some research and it comes up with the condition of an underactive thyroid...

do I go see my GP? or just forget it...

feeling tired and sleeping excessively
easily feeling the cold
dry and thickened skin
coarse, thinning hair and eyebrows and brittle nails
sore muscles, slow movements and weakness
depression and problems with memory and concentration
weight gain
heavy, irregular or prolonged menstrual periods

hairymclary Wed 28-Feb-07 21:17:12

omg I have most of those too. which is slightly scary.
maybe we should both go to the doctors

JodieG1 Wed 28-Feb-07 21:19:52

I would always be wary of using the internet when looking up medical conditions and symptoms as it's so easy to self diagnose and think you have lots of illnesses. You could have something so if you're worried see your gp but I really would avoid the net in future and see gp first if you are worried about something. Once you're diagnosed you can look things up but to try and find what you may or may not have wrong with you just makes you worry more imo.

catrionasmum Thu 01-Mar-07 08:09:24

definitely see your gp- the worst that can happenis they say you are ok

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