Are my symptoms normal ?

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Hello !! I don't know if anyone will see this but i thought i'd give it a shot anyways, as it has been worrying me. I'll just get right into it. I have had depression for the past few years, but over the past 6 months i've noticed it's been a lot worse, along with being unusually irritable. More recently, over the past 5 days maybe, my symptoms have gotten a lot worse. I've had sore and tense shoulders and hips, along with some cramps and weakness in my legs and knees, and a bit dizzy with headaches. On top of this, my anxiety has been through the roof and i've been feeling very sluggish. I finally saw a doctor today and she told me this all sounds like it could be caused by hypothyroidism. Does that sound about right though ? That seems like a bit much for hypothyroidism, I never thought it could cause that many problems !!

If anyone has any thoughts i'd love to hear them, as this whole experience has been very frightening for me !!! Thanks 😃)

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    Hi Ella,

    Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well.

    Its hard to say as there are a lot of other things that could be causing those symptoms, general anxiety being one of them. However, these are similar symptoms I had before I was diagnosed with hypothyrodism. The only thing is that my symptoms didnt come on suddenly, for me I had the headaches, dizziness, tense and sore muscles especially in the neck and shoulders for quite a long period of time on and off and then that gradually got worse before diagnosis. Many of those symptoms could be due to the depression or the anxiety about worrying if something is wrong for you- your body being in "fight or flight" mode for long periods of time can really wreak havoc on the body.

    However, as mentioned above, it could be a signal of hypothyroidism so the best thing to do would be to go get a blood test to see what your levels are and go from there.

    Hope you are able to work out what is causing it as it is worrying when you dont know why its happening 😃

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    Well then...get yourself some bloodwork and figure this out kid!

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    Ella, you did not mention if you are on Thyroid medication. I have recently been diagnosed w/ the same problem. I, too, have depression & anxiety. In the past month Ive become very irritable. I read quite a bit about it online & my Psychiatrist confirmed the symptoms of depression & anxiety being related to hypothyroidism. If I recall from my appt., blood work will need to be done to confirm her diagnosis. Hang in there, friend, you can & will get through us. Keep in mind, my Dr. said it can take up to 8 weeks b4 you notice the medication taking effect.

    I have prayed for you. Take care & be hopeful.

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    hi my dear... well that definitely sounds like the symptoms i had 2 years ago when i was diagnosed.. emotionally all the time. crying for no reason.. felt like i had the joints of an 90 year old.. brian fog. cant concentrate on one thing. etc etc. when i looked up hypothyroidism i was completely shocked by how much this little gland controls.. so get back to doctors and get yourself a blood test.. good luck and keep us posted 😘 xx

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    hello it sounds exactly like hypothyroid. It causes anxiety, depression, body aches and pain, hair loss. you will need to read up on what the thyroid which is the little butterfly shape that sits under your neck controls ( blood pressure body temperature etc ). You will need to start taking some thyroid medication I’m currently on a low dosage Of levo thyroxine and it has helped me tremendously I also take Anxiety medication. Please consult with your doctor to get a full panel work up and please remember if your T3 T4 levels are in normal range that doesn’t mean you don’t have symptoms please make sure your doctor treat your symptoms and not only go off your levels. i hope this was helpful

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