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thyroid symptoms

hi guys i was wondering about thyroid symptoms, i have a low thyroid hormones according to tests and high cortisol and also have very low body temp so its defo a thyroid problem. my main symptoms are a slowed down metabolism in which i get chemical sensitivities and emf and i feel drained in my body but not my eyes if you know what mean lol i not been sleeping at al lately and been getting up and going to bed late with no tiredness isn't thyroid problems causing tiredness for the need to sleep??

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oh i also foegt all my mood swings and foggy brain and anxiety aswwell lol


If you've not had a blood test for a dysfunction of the thyroid gland. Ask your GP for a full thyroid function test. He/she may not do all of them but the basic TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) T4 and T3. A FTF is TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3. Also ask GP for Vitamin B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate as a deficiency also can cause symptoms.

I shall give you a couple of links:

You can also get private blood tests:-

Always get a print-out of your blood test results for your own records and you can post if you have a query.

This is the procedure for a blood test for a thyroid hormone dysfunction:-

The earliest appointment and you don't have anything to eat before test (you can drink water). TSH is highest then and some doctors diagnose on the TSH alone.

If you are diagnosed and prescribed levothyroxine - its the same procedure as above except you allow 24 hours between your dose of levo and the test and take it afterwards.

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Another link - on the left-hand column you will see 'About the Thyroid' as there are several conditions which you can refer to and this is one:


ok thanks for all the information.


Mark, there are over 300 recognised hypo symptoms - not that doctors would know that - but you Don't have to have all of them to qualify. No two people have exactly the same symptoms, either, there are lots of variations.

At the time I was diagnosed - even though I'd had Hashi's for about 50 years prior to that, and a multitude of different symptoms - at the time I was diagnosed, the only symptom I had was weight gain. The endo said, oh, you must feel very tired and depressed, dear. But, no, I didn't. My TSH was 11.5, and I was visibly putting on weight by the minute, but that was about it. :)


For a list of the 300 symptoms mentioned by greygoose, see this link :

People don't get them all, as gg says. And what can be an early symptom for some could be a late symptom for others and might never happen to yet another group.

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ok great ill take a look thanks guys :)


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