thyroid problem??? advice please?

Could someone please give me some useful advice 🙂 I’m 23, female and have a 11 month old baby, since having my child I have only lost abit of weight, but I am gaining weight even tho I don’t eat any different, I am constantly running around and I was calorie counting and exercising with no weight loss, my hair is thinning and looks like someone has ripped out my hair :'( I am always cold and can never warm up, and for about 5-6 I have had a really hard lump in my throat on and above my thyroid gland, it is hard to swallow and sore, can’t get rid of a cough but I have no cold!!.. I do have asthma and this in my throat is making it hard to breath thru my mouth, I am constantly knackered!. I have bags under my eyes and have heart palpitations and heart flatters 🙁 does this sound like a thyroid problem, I deffo feel different in myself, I constantly feel very poorly and depressed :'( I dont want to go to the doctor for him to tell me it’s in my head 🙁 I look ill, hair, nails, eyes,, weight! I avoid all mirrors 🙁

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  • All types of hyperthyroidism are due to an overproduction of thyroid hormones, but the condition can occur in several ways:

    Graves’ disease: The production of too much thyroid hormone
    Toxic adenomas: Nodules develop in the thyroid gland and begin to secrete thyroid hormones, upsetting the body’s chemical balance; some goiters may contain several of these nodules.
    Subacute thyroiditis: Inflammation of the thyroid that causes the gland to "leak" excess hormones, resulting in temporary hyperthyroidism that generally lasts a few weeks but may persist for months
    Pituitary gland malfunctions or cancerous growths in the thyroid gland: Although rare, hyperthyroidism can also develop from these causes.
    Hypothyroidism, by contrast, stems from an underproduction of thyroid hormones. Since your body’s energy production requires certain amounts of thyroid hormones, a drop in hormone production leads to lower energy levels. Causes of hypothyroidism include:

    Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: In this autoimmune disorder, the body attacks thyroid tissue. The tissue eventually dies and stops producing hormones.
    Removal of the thyroid gland: The thyroid may have been surgically removed or chemically destroyed.
    Exposure to excessive amounts of iodide: Cold and sinus medicines, the heart medicine amiodarone, or certain contrast dyes given before some X-rays may expose you to too much iodine.You may be at greater risk for developing hypothyroidism if you have had thyroid problems in the past.

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