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  • kcampbellkc

    A hyper-thyroid problem when your thyroid is working to fast symptoms are

    Palpitations
    Heat intolerance
    Nervousness
    Insomnia
    Breathlessness
    Increased bowel movements
    Light or absent menstrual periods
    Fatigue

    Fast heart rate
    Trembling hands
    Weight loss
    Muscle weakness
    Warm moist skin
    Hair loss
    Staring gaze

    In a hypo thyroid problem where your thyroid is working to slow symptoms are
    Fatigue
    Weakness
    Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
    Coarse, dry hair
    Dry, rough pale skin
    Hair loss
    Cold intolerance (can’t tolerate the cold like those around you)
    Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
    Constipation
    Depression
    Irritability
    Memory loss
    Abnormal menstrual cycles
    Decreased libido

    A blood test can determine if you have one of these conditions.

  • jenniferljackson03

    Your symptoms will vary depending on the type of thyroid problem you have.

  • check webmd.com for symptoms and other info about thyroid problems

  • Lizbeth

    There are two types of thyroid problems: hyperthroidism and hypothroidism. One makes you lethargic, tired and you hair fallout, plus some other things. That’s hypo….I think which I had one time. Hyper I think can make you lose weigh but I don’t remember the others.

    Check webmd.com or another website and you can look up the symptoms. If you have them, go get it checked and they can put you on medication which helps.

  • pinklayni

    I had to have my thyroid removed last year after about 5 years of trouble. There are so many symptoms of thyroid problems, but mainly: weight loss or weight gain–losing hair–swollen area in neck–lethargy–heat intolerance. Remember these vary greatly depending on if your thyroid is over- or under- active!

  • jennanderton2006

    the most common are tiredness cant sleep weight gain cant lose weight slow metabolism cant get pregnant irregular periods.

    see your doctor for a simple blood test . i did and it saved my life i am now on meds and feel great

  • fiveirishboys

    Hypo-thyroid….weight gain, depression, exhaustion

    Hyper-thyroid….tons of energy, weight loss, insomnia

    Both easily treated with medication….call an Endocrinologist.

  • may25

    Thyroid symptons are different depending on if you have an overactive thyroid or an under active thyroid. Some symptons are a swollen neck, everything gets on your nerves, extreme wait gain or weight loss, vision change, horrible cramps during your mentrual cycle…so bad its hard to get out of bed to go to work, school, etc… the only way to know for sure is to go to the doctor and have them check, very easy process. If you do have a thyroid problem they can give you medicine you take every day that will help balance things out.

  • censored

    hi I’m 16 and I suffer from hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed about 3 years ago and there are different types of thyroid problems but even though these didn’t affect me I’m pretty sure symptoms include fatigue, depression, some people are heavier if they don’t get proper medication, your hair can fall out, and you can become mentally retarded.. like your intellectual capabilities weaken and also heart palpitations my dad was getting recently because he wasn’t taking his pills (hereditary for me) (It was discovered that I have hypothyroidism because I was always really small and not growing etc. so I saw an endocrinologist and now I’m good I’m on Synthroid which is a supplement for people with low TSH in their bodies. (TSH is the hormone that controls the thyroids and it is also a growth hormone (?) I believe)

    hyperthyroidism includes heart palpitations as well because your body has TOO MUCH of the TSH it needs. it’s far worse than hyPOthyroidism and not as easy to control. Insomnia, hand tremors and anxiety, as well as significant weight loss are all symptoms of this type.

    get it checked out if you’re concerned, a simple blood test will confirm it. I was tested and now I take pills for it. If you have hypothyroidism the most common solution is surgery to remove the thyroid glands but see a doctor honestly it helps a lot and it’s always better to find out sooner rather than later.

    hope it’s not serious. best of luck! hope this helps!!!

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