Weight loss/stress creating hypothyroid?

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Has anyone ever been told by endo weight loss and/or stress caused hypo?

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    No I have never heard that at all
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      Cannot find anything stating so either. Numbers up from normal last year to 7.6 last month. Retest this week. No real symptoms unless I "think" about it. I see an Endo so surely she knows what she is talking about...

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    I believe that stress can be a contributory factor for hypo. It is also possible that a period of hyper (which includes weight loss) can occur before the onset of hypo.

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    I believe both caused mine. I took diet pills and starved myself in my 20s.
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      I've lost 15 pounds (by choice) since Jan 2016, cutting simple carbohydrates from my diet. I take it yours did not resolve on it's own?

      My test results and physician comments (via letter) led me to think it was possibly a false reading as "weight loss and stress" can cause numbers to rise. I was high end of normal (4?) in Oct 2015 and 7.6 in July 2016. Repeat blood work this week. I do have family history of hypothyroid.

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    Agree with this statement Alice . Stress causes all manner of problems health wise without a shadow of a doubt . 
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      Maybe I should ask this way... Has anyone had a "false" reading which resolved on it's own without taking meds. I am certainly not anti med if I need it. Symptoms include brain fog, dry and brittle hair and history of depression. I wonder if any of this is tied to my thyroid or if I am assuming the symptoms based on one high reading? The dry hair (markedly obvious) and brain fog/lack of focus is relatively new... Within past 12 months. Actually, the only symptom I don't have is cold sensitively. I just assumed the other symptoms were age related. Maybe the puzzle pieces are coming together? Maybe not...

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      I've suffered anxiety for past 10 yrs ,came on with illness and the stress it caused me to have .Big weight loss ,thyroid antibodies , all from illness and again stress as biggest factor . Im due a thyroid scan which I believe will be Hashimotos diagnosis . I don't believe in the age related thing. Never have done period , cop out by drs . I've never had depression since mine all began just this anxiety is my nightmare . Thyroid Nation is best site I've found to getting answers . 

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      Thanks so much for the tip on Thyroid Nation. I don't doubt at all that stress can and does wreck havoc on one's physical health just as it does our mental health. I just was surprised that my numbers jumped in such a short period of time. Thx again for your reply.

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