I have a low thyroid, which should be controlled by medication (T4)  meaning I can live a normal life. However mine does not want to play that game. I still remained ill!

People think that having a low thyroid is all about being tired, it can actually be a life changing disease that affects you at a very basic functioning level.

Here is checklist you can print off, complete and take to your Doctor.

How Many Symptoms Of Low Thyroid Do You Have?


Memory Problems,
Trouble Thinking Clearly
Swelling of Tongue
Dry Skin and Brittle Nails
Dry Cracked Heels
Loss of Sex Drive
Heat Intolerance
Hair Loss
Hoarse voice
Irregular or Heavy Menstrual Periods
Muscle Cramps
Weight Gain
Inability to tolerate cold
Inability to tolerate heat
Mood changes
No sex drive
Feel restless
Puffiness in face and joints
Difficulty concentrating
Eyes feel gritty or not focusing
and I have most of them and a few more as well.
I know that stuff is boring but I just want people to know that there is more to the thyroid than controlling tiredness, so watch for the early warning signs.
   Recovering Me
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7 Responses to Hypothyroidism

  1. sue Tremaine says:

    I have 13 symptoms in your list

    • recoveringme says:

      Hi Sue. how can I help you?
      Remember you have to take charge of you health and I know it is hard but you must find a Dr to listen to you.
      Let me know more and I will try to help with talking to your Dr.

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  5. Miss Jm Richards says:

    I have nearly all of them symptoms.and I take 150mg thyroxine daily and feel no better at all

    • recoveringme says:

      Hi there and yes that can happen to quite a high percentage of people, including me.
      I was advised to go as high as 200mcg not realising my body was unable to store it and in fact I was poisoning myself.
      So what next for you.
      1. Get a thermometer and take your temp before you get out of bed..lunch time and 5pm each day and let’s see what your base line is
      2. Get a pulsometer and take the readings as above.
      3. Go onto my blog and print off the thyroid and b12 symptom checklists and Mark off all the symptoms you have.
      4. Keep a diary of your food intake and how you feel after each meal.
      In 2 weeks time email me and let me know your info from the above.
      You sound as though you are not absorbing the T4 and need different medication.There are options and once I know more then I can help you identify your choices.
      Happy to help.

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