is this hashimotos or hyperthyroidism

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Hi. So heres what I know. I have not felt my true self in some years now. I am hoping someone can advise me wether or not im sick or just a hypochondriac. Symptoms are extreme fatigue. I can get through work but am always fighting my eyelids from closing. When I get home it feels like I cant do anything without taking a nap and if I do im out for the night. My head starts to feel very warm like when you get a fever. My bowels are in chaos. Diarrhea, bloating, gas, all is normal to have a bowel movement at least 7 times a day. Usually more than that tho I hardly have a memory, I cant concentrate. I get nervous in conversation because its hard to follow what anybody is saying. Latley I have had some vision problems. I get caught in these deep stares and really have to shake back into focus. Almost a crosseyed feeling. No libido at all! Impotent. Have nt had a sex life in years. Hard to gain weight but always hungry and am always eating. I keep a pretty healthy diet and do exercise only bcause it seems to temporarily help with energy afterwards. Also my mom has graves disease. I greatly appreciate any advice. Thank you

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    i have hyperthyroid -graves. If you haven't seen a doctor, then you need too.

    some of your systems I can relate too. I couldn't gain wait, had anxiety , inner body would shake. These were the sighns in the beginning. I recently had double vision, which I had to have treatments of radiation on my eyes to shrink the eye muscles. But I do believe the graves comes after you have had issues for awhile and depends how severe it is. Hopefully this will help.  Good luck. Keep us posted.

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    Sounds very like some kind of thyroid issue. Get blood test done asap. However this is not always definitive. I was unwell for two years, not badly, but not myself. Thyroid tested - all fine. In 2010 I became extremely I'll, all hyper symptoms. Blood was negative. My doctor ran every thyroid blood test every couple of weeks. Nothing ! By this time I shook so violently I could not stand unassisted. Lost half a stone every two days. Had blood done daily for 4 days. On 4th day came back with 0 TSH and T438. Put on high dose Carb, was well in a week but.........! It has never really resolved. Even when blood says otherwise I can have serious symptoms. Moved house,new docs, they have been awful. To cut a long story short I have ditched gluten,eat a paleo diet and take 4500 mg acetyl carnitine daily( a smaller dose  does not work )I started this in January this year. Was in complete despair. I am now really well and improving daily, I take no other meds and am almost symptom free - just a few minor issues like rashes. I feel like myself for the first time in years !!!
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    Certainly sounds like you have very similar symptoms to the ones that I had and I was diagnosed as being hyperthyroid.  I had absolutely no idea that I had something wrong with me and just thought I was suffering from stress.  The only extra thing I had towards the end was I got very, very weak and all my muscle seemed to waste away.  I definitely think you should go and see your doctor as soon as possible though.  Good luck.

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