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What are the early symptoms of hypothyroidism? I've missed my period last january and felt easy fatiguability but i'm on my period now.

What are the early symptoms of hypothyroidism? I've missed my period last january and felt easy fatiguability but i'm on my period now.

Check TSH: Hypothyroidism typically results in heavier periods, not lighter. Symptoms of low thyroid include weight gain, fatigue, feeling cold, hair loss, constipation, swelling, dry skin. However, all of these are very common symptoms in the population, so having them does not necessarily mean that you are hypothyroid. You can get a blood test for tsh, free T4 to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I've gained 20lbs in the past yr, 7 the past 2 mon. Also nsomnia & fatigue the last 2 yrs. Tsh normal (1.495 &1.03) hypothyroidism or something else?

I've gained 20lbs in the past yr, 7 the past 2 mon. Also nsomnia & fatigue the last 2 yrs. Tsh normal (1.495 &1.03) hypothyroidism or something else?

Rule out...: Cushingism, though it is not common. This is my most serious concern -- it has many causes, including fake "herbal remedies" -- though there are a variety of other causes and I am going to assume you are not diabetic, and that there is not some stressor or some old habit of thinking that's really got you down. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hypothyroid Tsh 12.3 3 months ago, been on Levo 75 mg yet still have fatigue & brain fog. Did a 2nd test last week. result: Tsh 5.3 ?

Diagnosed with hypothyroid Tsh 12.3 3 months ago, been on Levo 75 mg yet still have fatigue & brain fog. Did a 2nd test last week. result: Tsh 5.3 ?

Hypothyroidism: While most labs in States use 0.45-4.5 as normal range, many will aim for 1-2 when treating hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). We (re)check TSH every 6wks after dose change. Assuming no side effects, we'd recommend increasing your Levothyroxine dose to 88 or even 100mcg daily, then rechecking TSH in 6wks. Goal should really be making you feel normal, not just making numbers normal. ...Read more

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TSH 4.74 (fluctuates between 2.5 to 4.5 in last 2-3 years) fatigue, not well rested even after 10hrs sleep (0.3mg melatonin for delayed) Hypothyroid?

TSH 4.74 (fluctuates between 2.5 to 4.5 in last 2-3 years) fatigue, not well rested even after 10hrs sleep (0.3mg melatonin for delayed) Hypothyroid?

May be: Your TSH is at the borderline of normal. You may wish to consult an endocrinologist to ascertain if you are prone to becoming hypothyroid, in which case you may be prescribed thyroid medication. In the mean time, for good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is converted to T3 in the periphery. I would have you check the T3 level and you may need synthroid (thyroxine) as well. Neither alcohol or caffeine has anything to do with the synthesis of TSH but alcohol is converted by body into energy ATP via acetyl coe-a. ...Read more

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Fatigue, medication and hypothyroidism, what to do?

Hypothyroidism: Fatigue goes along with untreated or under-treated hypothyroidism. Medication is prescribed to treat low thyroid function. I recommend Armour Thyroid, Naturethroid, or compounded T3/T4 more often than other medications. I also recommend making sure you have adequate iodine, selenium, and zinc. I also recommend my patients stop gluten. This is the functional medicine approach. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid i also have sympyoms of adrenal fatigue . How is it treated?

Adrenal fatigue: A very low cortisol could be addison’s disease (adrenal failure) but this is relatively rare, although slightly more common with hypothyroid. A “low cortisol” is over-diagnosed; the term “adrenal fatigue” is sometimes used, which is a fake diagnosis. If someone says you have this, see an endocrinologist for confirmation. The symptoms of adrenal fatigue are common to many conditions. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Is there a cure for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Can be treated: There is no scientific evidence which will support the concept of Adrenal Fatigue.It is not a recognized diagnosis by the medical community and has been perpetuated by the Alternative Medical Practitioners Hypothyroidism has to be treated with life long replacement with thyroid hormones.You can say it is controlled and not cured in real sense. In adrenal underlying medical problem can be treated ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

NotProvenMedicalCond: AdrenalFatigue is not a proven medical condition . YourAdrenalGland makesHormonesOne of these hormones isCortisol which helps your body to deal with stressAccording to the theory put up by the alternative medicine specialists that when your life is full of stress adrenal gland may not make enough cortisol which may lead to variety symptoms. There is no scientific evidence HypothyroidismDoesNOT ...Read more

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What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if I have dizziness and fatigue that is getting more severe everyday, hypothyroidism?

Should i be concerned if I have dizziness and fatigue that is getting more severe everyday, hypothyroidism?

See PCP: If you are experiencing lightheadedness and fatigue that is worsening, it is recommended you consult your pcp. Fatigue as well as lightheadedness are symptoms of dozens of medical and psychological conditions. So it is important to determine the cause with a proper history, examination, and ancillary lab tests. Hope that answers your question! ...Read more

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My TSH seems to be stabilising, yet i feel very hypothyroid symptomatic...dizziness, fatigue etc?

My TSH seems to be stabilising, yet i feel very hypothyroid symptomatic...dizziness, fatigue etc?

Not your thyroid: If your TSH (and your T4 or free T4) are normal than whatever symptoms you have are not related to your thyroid levels. There are MANY reasons for dizziness and fatigue and if they are moderate to severe you should discuss with your doctor or have him/her refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the diagnosis between adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What is the difference in the diagnosis between adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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Hx of hashi's & sjogrens. Had cortisol checked b/c I've had fatigue and it came back high. Could this be due to hypothyroidism somehow still?

Hx of hashi's & sjogrens. Had cortisol checked b/c I've had fatigue and it came back high. Could this be due to hypothyroidism somehow still?

Cortisol: I doubt that your high cortisol is from hypothyroidism - but it is sime enough to test your thyroid with blood tests also. High cortisol can cause thyroid resistance which can mimic hypothyroidism - but the thyroid gland is not the problem. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and have been feeling extreme fatigue lately but my thyroid levels are still within normal range. Why do I feel this way?

I have hypothyroidism and have been feeling extreme fatigue lately but my thyroid levels are still within normal range. Why do I feel this way?

I can't tell: You, but it isn't due to your thyroid. By the way, make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement, as the generics are often unreliable. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish the difference between adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, and perimenopause by symptoms alone? They all have the same symptoms.

Medical evaluation: While symptoms may overlap, untreated hypithyroid and adrenal insufficiency (not aware of the term adrenal fatigue) are potentially life threatening with adrenal complaints including weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weakness and thyroid complaints including weight gain, fatigue, constipation, cold intolerance. Your physician can evaluate for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ hypothyroid 1 mo ago and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 25mcg but still have fatigue, what should I do?

Diagnosed w/ hypothyroid 1 mo ago and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 25mcg but still have fatigue, what should I do?

Thyroid hormone dose: Thyroid disorders can become tricky to treat sometimes. Although you have been started on the thyroid hormone replacement but it is highly likely that this small dose may not be enough for u. U may need dose adjustment and also be told about the proper way to take the thyroid hormone ie on empty stomach at least 45 min before u eat. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My third generation TSH is 0.085 et my ft4 is 0.59..Is this indicative of secondary hypothyroidism? I has so many symptoms including extream fatigue..

My third generation TSH is 0.085 et my ft4 is 0.59..Is this indicative of secondary hypothyroidism? I has so many symptoms including extream fatigue..

Possible Drug Effect: A TSH that is that low, combined with a free T4 that is less than 0.7, also low, may well suggest hypothyroidism, or, possibly, the effect of thyroid medications or thyroid-like antagonists. There are many medical treatments available for this, but it is best to consult your endocrinologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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