Is it my thyroid? But I'm a guy

Posted , 5 users are following.

It seems everything I Google regarding my symptoms, hypothyroidism comes up.  

My symptoms include, cold hands, ice cold feet, not being able to handle cold weather AT ALL, cold one second, hot the next, fatigue, mood swings, etc.  The only thing I don't have is weight gain, however, I'm only eating about 1800 calories a day for gastritis.

Went to the hospital to get my thyroid tested and my results were:

Thyroxine (T4) Free - 1.1

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - 1.02

Sent the results to my GI doctor, but haven't heard back yet.  Plan to see him soon.  Thoughts?

0 likes, 4 replies

Report / Delete

4 Replies

  • Posted

    So your T4 is low but TSH Normal. Google says that might be your pituitary gland, not the thyroid.
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I find your post intriguing For years I have suffered with every symptom of Hypo thyroid symptoms I even had a MRI of my neck and on the report as an after thought the Dr added BTW her thyroid is enlarged But I happen to be feeling great So I ignored it Still have a lump But I have lame drs and I currently can't worry about it But 1 consistent thing is T 4 always very low I'm not gonna lie I am on Adderall to help Pshyc Dr prescribed it I was so low and numb he thought it would help So i am covering up symptoms I get scred though My whole family has had Thyroid issues My grandad had graves disease Grandma Mother Great grandma and my 27 yr old daughter was found to have Thyroid Cancer Had Thyroid removed But they think she has had it for years It spread into her chest and not sure radiation can get it all Hence why I am not worrying about myself Pituitary issues sounds just like me Now Im confused  Thoughts??

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I'd suggest you see your doctor and have your testosterone checked.  Diabetes, Lupus, Anemia and even some medications can cause your symptoms.  Best of luck! 


    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi, Chucky777.  One thing I have found is this disease is not discriminating.  I have known men who have this and they aren't much better off than the women.  Also, there is so much that can be attributed to having it.  I am hypothyroid and am taking Levothyroxine 137mcg.  I recently was prescribed Liothyronine for additional problems I am having.  I have had it for about 20 years and was unaware of all the symptoms.  When providing test results, you probably need to include your ranges.  Also, your T3 results and if you had your antibodies tested to rule out Hashimoto's.  The above symptoms can also be cortisol-related as well as some other disorders (food allergies, etc).  Yes, you need to discuss all this with your physician as you and he will have the last say as to what happens.  I, too, am having severe hot and cold sweats, mood swings, fatigue, depression, etc. and that is with the medication.  No weight gain is generally hyperthyroid-related.  Take heart, you are not alone and this probably won't be solved overnight.  I am still looking for answers and that is why I came back here.  I have found this site provides some very reliable information and insight.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up