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Hi,

I have recently been to my doctors as I have an abnormally fast heart rate, I feel shattered all the time but I struggle to sleep and I am incredibly skinny. I suspected it may be an overactive thyroid and my doctor took some bloods which came back negative. I was last weighed at the surgery when I was 18 and I was 10 stone 4 and now at the age of 23 I'm 8 stone 2. My motabilism is very quick (I won't go into disgusting details) but I know that I'm passing a meal within 8 hours?? My doctor doesn't really care now the bloods have came back negative but I am convinced it's an overactive thyroid which is causing it. Can anybody give me some advice? 

Many thanks

Phillip 

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    Hi Phillip

    Women have overactive thyroid or Graves disease 10 times more than men do so perhaps this is why your doctor is dismissing it.  Although a blood test usually is a definate yes or no but the blood test must include testing for thyroid.  Other symptoms would include night sweats, shaking hands, blurred vision, itchy eyes, weakness in legs, good appetite but still having weight loss.  If I were you I would definately go back to the GP and ask to be retested. 

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    Hi Phillip

    I agree with Onslow. Go back and see your doctor. OK so your blood tests came back normal, well you are still experiencing symptoms of something therefore a different set of blood tests or other types of tests/ investigations are now required because clearly something is not normal.

    I speak from experience - i allowed myself to be fobbed off with 'oh it is all normal' and it took a few years and a much better GP to diagnose the real problem.

    good luck

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    I have Graves disease and all my blood tests are normal now, even perhaps pointing to a little towards the lower end of the range.  However, I have been having palpitations and systolic hypertension.  I have just undergone cardiac tests and am awaiting the results until Oct 6 when I see the specialist.  I suggest you go back to the doctor and ask him what he thinks are the reasons for your symptoms if not thyroid, could they be cardiac or adrenal?  See what he says.
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      I would definitely go back to the GP, Phillip.and make sure the tests are done.

      If GP is dismissing as you are male, then it's a poor show from the GP - maybe ask to see another one.

      I'm male and have graves and their are many more of us.

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