June 24, 2012

Hyperthyroidism vs Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Posted in ENDOCTRINE DISORDER, MISDIAGNOSED, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:30 pm by PCOSLady


HYPERTHYROIDISM vs HYPOTHYROIDISM SYMPTOMS

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PCOS Lady:
Many PCOS ladies will also have a thyroid issue… I have posted the symptoms and info to help you tell the differences and be better informed…
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Seeing an endocrinologist is your best choice of doctors. Your doctor may tell you your thyroid was fine after a TSH only. Some people see multiple doctors before being told they have a thyroid problem. You may be misdiagnosed with depression or Diabetes or not diagnosed with anything!
~ Keeping a list of your symptoms will help in getting diagnosed properly…
~ Be sure your doctor addresses all your concerns and symptoms…
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SYMPTOMS COUNT
!
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Your symptoms will show you have a thyroid problem. You may be hyperthyroid or hypothyroidism. Absence of periods leans to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
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http://www.thyroid-info.com/
~ Mary Shomon, a patient advocate, to be a wonderful resource for thyroid information. She writes books and is the Thyroid Guide writer at About.com…
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Additional info found on www.WrongDiagnosis.com :
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/p/pcos/misdiag.htm
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hyperthyroidism/symptoms.htm – symptom_list
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hypothyroidism/symptoms.htm – symptom_list
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Hyperthyroidism Symptoms:
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~ Heart palpitations; accelerated heart rate
~ Chest pain
~ A feeling of being too warm all the time
~ Nervousness and trembling
~ Insomnia despite feeling exhausted
~ Breathlessness
~ Diarrhea and GI upset
~ Increased appetite
~ Light or absent menstrual periods, infertility
~ Weight loss
~ Muscle deterioration
~ Warm, moist skin
~ Hair loss
~ Bulging eyes, “spacy” gaze
~ Heightened anxiety, irritability, moodiness or depression
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Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
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~ severe fatigue, loss of energy
~ weight gain, difficulty losing weight
~ depression and depressed mood
~ joint and muscle pain, headaches
~ dry skin, brittle nails
~ brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss
~ irregular periods, PMS symptoms
~ breast milk formation
~ calcium metabolism difficulties
~ difficulty tolerating cold and lower body temperature
~ constipation
~ sleeping more than average
~ diminished sex drive
~ puffiness in face and extremities
~ hoarseness
~ bruising/clotting problems
~ elevated levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and heightened risk of heart disease
~ allergies that suddenly appear or get worse
~ persistent cold sores, boils, or breakouts
~ tingling sensation in wrists and hands that mimics carpal tunnel syndrome
~ memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought
~ slowness or slurring of speech
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Different sources vary the symptoms lists. Keep in mind that, as with many medical disorders, you may only have a few of the symptoms. And just because you don’t have a hallmark symptom of a disorder doesn’t mean you don’t have it.
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Many times basic and general tests will not reveal certain problems like thyroid disease, prediabetes. You may need to insist on more detailed, targeted tests, even if you feel you have an excellent doctor.
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SYMPTOMS COUNT!
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PCOS Lady:
I have PCOS with 28 mild symptoms… Dr Chang in California told me at first i did not have PCOS… I pushed the symptoms i had and quoted his words back at him on points… He agreed i had PCOS!
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A short quiz found at PCOSupport.org site you can show your doctors… Use it as a general short guide…
http://www.pcosupport.org/support/quiz.php
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This information will inform you and help you on your journey to a proper diagnosis…
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FORUM
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http://forums.bettermedicine.com/forum.php
http://forums.bettermedicine.com/showthread.php/3004-is-it-pcos-or-not

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1 Comment »

  1. Michelle said,

    Hello!

    We are pleased to announce the launch of ThyroidChange (www.thyroidchange.org): a web-intiative that was created and is maintained by thyroid patients advocating for better treatment. Since we LOVE your blog, you are listed on our site as a resource. (Resources>Patient Blogs> Related Illnesses)

    You will quickly see the uniqueness of our site in that we are seeking to encourage the individual patient to become a self-advocate while uniting and supporting all of us (patients, organizations, groups, blogs and physicians). Please use this site and it’s resources to your benefit. Please also contact us if you would like to be listed as a member (membership is free).

    Please spread the word of ThyroidChange. Our success provides further exposure for your initiative and benefits our entire thyroid community.

    Thank you for your continued support as we evolve. Together, we will create a brighter future for thyroid patients, and increase the success of each of our initiatives.

    Cheers!
    Michelle


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