Perimenopause and Hashimotos??

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I was diagnosed with Hashimotos almost three weeks ago and am having crazy symptoms. To top it all off I think I have entered the lovely land of perimenopause. Can anyone advise me on the symptoms??

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  • Posted

    Interestingly some are opposite to one another.

    Peri - Sweating, Feeling Hot, Flushing, Mood Changes, Irregular Periods, 

    Hypothyroidism - Feeling Cold, Weight Gain, Tiredness, Constipation, Heavy Periods, Muscle Aches, Low Blood Pressure, Slow Heart Rate

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    A lot of the symptoms are the same for everything. Are you now on synthroid? If so, you should start feeling better if your symptoms are from thyroid. 
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    Sooooo many symptoms. If you take a few hours and read through as much of this forum as you can, you'll learn A LOT.

    I don't know what I'd do without this place lol

    I do wonder sometimes if I have a thyroid issue, but don't have insurance so I don't know :-( 

    I haven't gained weight though- I've actually lost.

    Most of my symptoms are headaches, anxiety, heart palpitations, weird "heavy head" feelings or random pains in random places that last a second and then go away lol

    It's a crazy time! 

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      I've never had weight gain with hypothyroidism. I've always been pretty skinny. A dermatologist found a goiter on my neck when I was a teenager. That's how I found out.

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      Oh wow really? 

      It runs in my family, I know that much, and usually around my age they're diagnosed (46-50) 

      I've also read a ton of stuff about thyroid issues being controlled by food and naturally? No idea about that- but I'm all for the natural route when it works .

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      I went on a natural thyroid that the hormone doc recommended and my thyroid went haywire. 

      You should just pay for the blood test if you have a familial thing going on. 

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