I don't know if it will help any of you but I decided when my latest Endo appointment was due I would take a list of all the symptoms (probably got a Hypochondriac sticker for that one). The Endo was not really impressed and argued that a lot of my symptoms could be caused by depression so I would suggest that if you take this idea on then please put your physical symptoms down first so they cannot accuse you of suffering from depression. The Endo kept the list and has put it in my two massive
The doctor I saw at my GP surgery however said that the list was great because that told him who I was, rather than the results of the blood tests even though they weren't showing much of a problem. (I wish I could keep him in arms reach forever but he will soon be moving on, wish I do could do a very sad emocion here!)
Anyway he so rightly said that having been given T3 the list can be referred to at a later date and we can discover what has been improved, so it definitely will be helpful as if you are like me you will forget about symptoms that might have disappeared and only focus on the most annoying ones that are affecting you on a current day to day basis.
MY SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM
1 Confusion and brain fog
2 Start talking and then lose ….......
3 Almighty weight gain
4 Constant fatigue even upon waking up
5 Head feels too heavy for neck
6 Catastrophic memory loss
7 Grammar and spelling disappearing
10 Dizziness in hands!
11 A feeling of being spaced out
12 Brittle nails
13 Hair falling out
14 My feet hurt when I stand on them
15 Muscle and joint pains
16 Bottom of eyebrows mostly disappeared
17 Itchy skin – leaves deep red marks for hours
18 Thickening skin
19 Skin doesn't heal properly any more
21 Feeling low but not depressed
23 Puffiness under eyes
24 Left eye rarely opens right up
25 Upper eyelids feel very heavy
26 Feeling very hot & clammy – different to hot flushes (I am an expert on them)
27 Feeling extremely cold – needing to be covered by blanket for hours
28 Leaky gut leading to permanently coughing up phlegm
29 Acid production
30 Arms and legs trembling
31 Hungry for air
32 High blood pressure
33 Low vitamin D
34 Enlarged tongue with scalloped edges
35 Shortness of breath, diagnosed with COPD but this is related to Hypoth.
36 Poor sleep
37 Slurred speech
39 Lack of libido
40 Mentally slow
41 I am nowhere near the person I used to be – Will you please give me medication that will change my life?
I really do hope this helps.
Wishing you all good health.