Would you believe I feel even worse than I look?

Unfortunately, there is no one symptom that raises its hand and announces that your thyroid is malfunctioning. Rather, you may experience one or all of a collection of symptoms that, from the point of view of conventional medicine, appear unrelated. Below is a list of some of the symptoms that people with an underactive thyroid experience.

Physical changes:
▪ Unwarranted weight gain
▪ Inability to lose weight with diet and exercise
▪ Frequent fatigue/exhaustion
▪ Hair loss
▪ Low body temp/feeling cold
▪ Gritty, dry, light-sensitive eyes
▪ Thin skin/easy bruising
▪ High cholesterol
▪ Dry/brittle hair, skin, and/or nails
▪ Infertility or miscarriage
▪ Irregular menstrual cycles
▪ Severe menstrual cramps
▪ Vertigo
▪ Lightheadedness
▪ Loss of coordination
▪ Cold or numb hands/feet
▪ Recurrent sinus infections
▪ Recurrent ear infections
▪ Frequent heartburn
▪ Constipation or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
▪ Puffiness and swelling in face, hands, and feet
▪ Slow digestion
▪ Lack of hunger
▪ Slow pulse/low blood pressure
▪ Neck or throat feels full, lumpy, larger than usual
▪ Choking/difficulty swallowing, pressure in throat
▪ Aches and pains in joints, hands, and feet
▪ Hoarse voice
▪ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
▪ Fibromyalgia
▪ Frequent, longer-lasting infections
▪ Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
▪ Snoring
▪ Extreme fatigue after exercise
▪ Shortness of breath

Mental/mood changes:
▪ Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
▪ Mood swings
▪ Feeling depressed, restless, moody, or sad
▪ Low/no sex drive
▪ No interest in daily activities
▪ Feeling run down or sluggish


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