I don't know what it's like for others, but sometimes I can't tell if I'm hyper or hypothyroid when getting symptoms. For example, at the beginning it was really easy: not eating, weight gain, hair falling out, slow pulse? Hypo. Shiny and sweaty, losing weight, racing pulse? Hyper.
But in the last few years I've had weight gain and appetite loss, and been hyper. Or felt a little too 'wired', and been hypo. Goddamn symptom overlap!
Do others have the same problem, and is there one 'gold standard' symptom that defines either hypo or hyper?