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Knowing the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism has many symptoms, some of which are misinterpreted. It is best to make a list of all symptoms before approaching your MD for blood tests. Following are several of the signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism. They are not listed in order of importance, and there may be other symptoms that are not listed. I would encourage you to mention to your doctor any other symptoms that you feel may be linked. Try to be detailed in your report by listing frequency, intensity, time of day, when you first recall them happening, as well as anything else you can remember related to the episodes. The following list was modified from “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypothyroidism: A Simple Plan for Extraordinary Results” by Ken Blanchard, M.D., Ph.D. with Marietta Abrams Brill.

Skin and Outer Body: Hormonal/Reproductive:
Dry Skin PMS
Coarse Skin and/or Hair Excessive Menstruation
Coarse, brittle hair Lack of Menstruation (Amenorrhea)
Hair loss Menopausal Symptoms (Hot flashes)
Nail weakness/thinness Infertility
Edema of the eyelids Frequent Miscarriage
Sensation of cold Loss of Libido
Cold skin
Decreased sweating
Pallid skin
Muscles and Joints: Emotional/Mental:
Muscle Weakness Brain Fog
Muscle Pain Memory Loss
Carpal Tunnel Panic Attacks
Fibromyalgia Depression
Edema (swelling) of the hands/feet Personality Changes
  Seasonal Affective Disorder
Gastrointestinal: Cardiac:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome High Blood Pressure
Abdominal Pain Palpitations
Loss/Gain in Appetite Mitral Valve Prolapse
Diarrhea Pain in Chest Wall (Angina)
Constipation Congestive Heart Failure
Unexplained Gain in Weight High Lipids (Cholesterol)
  High LDL/Triglycerides
  High Homocysteine
  Low HDL
Slow Speech
Thick Tongue
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