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I am a 23 yr old female and feel I have been experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Fatigue - This has always been a huge problem for me for as long as i can remember. Some days I feel good and can get through my day just fine but most days I can't and will need a nap to get me through. It's a huge accomplishment for me just to clean the house.
Weakness- I have some weakness in my arms and legs.
Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight- I come from a big family so weight gain will always be a problem but i do find it difficult to lose weight. I have recently cut out all soft drink and alcohol which I would comsume frequently and started eating healthy with the help of diet shakes with some exercise and still manage to put on weight. I am slowing but consistenly putting on weight despite my efforts but this could also be genetics.
Coarse, dry hair- Have always had dry, frizzy but healthy hair. The hair around my hairline is always breaking.
Dry, rough pale skin- Pale as sunscreen with yellow tones and can suffer from dry skin espeically my cuticles. My heels are extremely dry and cracked.
Hair loss- do suffer from this also.
Cold intolerance (you can't tolerate cold temperatures like those around you)- always wearing a jumper or light cardi but can also quickly overheat. Never seem to be in a happy medium.
Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches- Body is ALWAYS aching, feel like an 80 yr old woman. Do get calf cramps every now and then
Constipation- On and off
Depression- What I orignially thought I suffer from.
Irritability- Can be super irritable at time and very moody also.
Memory loss- More forgetfulness.
Abnormal menstrual cycles- Have been on the pill since I was 15 (7 years) due to irregular periods but also dibilitating cramps. My period also varies from length and heavyness.
Decreased libido- This is the very sad part. Have been in a relationship for 6 years now. I use to love! doing the deed but now it feels like such a chore. I think about it but when push comes to shove i don't want to.
I also get heart palpitations and suffer from slight anxiety. I frequently get headaches or feel nauseous. I'm not pregnant. I had very low iron levels (almost anemic) about 7 years ago so I continually have my iron tested but always normal results.
I have been to the local GP a while ago and asked him if i could be tested to which he replied 'You don't have that' with a screwed up face. Tested me anyway and came back normal. Not sure of the results though and left it at that.
I contantlly wonder if this is just my general nature and how I am and there is nothing wrong with me. Do those diganosed with Hypothyriodism, do you have good days and bad days or do you suffer all your symptoms everyday? because some days i do feel ohkay but most of the time i'm not.
Just wondering if you can give me your opinions.
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