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  • urietsin

    Symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can include weight gain, hair loss, headaches, abnormal menstrual cycles, weakness, fatigue and irritability (among others).

    Symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can include fatigue, heart palpitations, insomnia, breathlessness, light menstrual cycles and nervousness (among others).

    Ultimately, if you suspect you may have thyroid problems, see your family physician. He/She will order blood tests that measure the levels of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) in your body. Possible tests are: TSH, T4 and T3. Some doctors rely solely on the results of a TSH test to diagnose thyroid problems, though T4 and other tests can help include or exclude subclinical diagnoses of conditions.

  • Jennifer M

    it can beoveractive or underactive.weight gain or loss, tiredness, nausia, being sick.u can sometimes feel it in ur throat like ur choking.x

  • Gretch

    change in mood or behavior, hot flashes, unexplained weight loss or weight gain, trouble sleeping, loss of energy

  • birgit

    inexplicable weight gain or loss. fatigue. brittle nails. dry skin. hair loss. nervousness.

    Symptoms differ for hyper v. hypo thyroid problems. Get a blood test. Only way to confirm it for sure.

  • sara2536

    I have hypothroidism. I gained 40 pounds when I first was diagnosed and trying to get my meds figured out.

    Also, tired all the time and cannot focus.

  • Rebecca R

    well if its an under active thyroid you would be slowed down. you would feel very tired alot of the time, feel cold some of the time, you would gain weight…and could possibly be constipated alot of the time or some of the time.
    i would go to your doctor and get your bloods checked for it.

  • tooblueu

    there are a lot of signs go on line med.com they can give u a full list go get a blood test thyroid not to be played with

  • P3nTa g

    there are plenty to list .. but most common are fatigue, weight gain, low motivation and ambition …
    check this out as a reference

    http://health.fnets.net/?p=34

  • blondie

    I was having chest pains or discomfort you may say and that is when they found mine. Tired all the time, sluggish, just not really feeling that great. If you have had a drastic change in your weight whether losing or gaining that may be a sure sign .
    It has to do with the metabolism thing, either it is working too fast or too slow.

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