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Low Energy Level, Gaining Weight, Symptoms of HYPOTHYROIDISM an Underactive Thyroid

Updated on April 28, 2013


I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid Production) with a TSH blood screening test after sharing a long list of symptoms with my primary care physician. These Symptoms of Hypothyroidism were silently looming, accumulating, until they finally got my attention mostly from sleep deprivation (Insomnia). Only then was I concerned enough to talk to my doctor about ALL the symptoms (complaints) that I had on my list. Since I have been physically active and healthy throughout my life, when making a list of ailments I felt like a complainer. Please, don’t let this feeling stop you from seeking a doctor to discuss your concerns. No one knows your body like you. Be your own advocate and trust yourself. Your health depends on it. If the first doctor does not listen to you; find one that will. Your Thyroid production and proper conversion of T4 hormone is essential to every cell in your body. Get to the bottom of your individual condition and your personal treatment method. Dr Krupka explains in great detail what you need to know in the video.


Not personally experienced:

· Slow movements and weakness

· A hoarse or croaky voice

· A change in facial expression

· Depression

· Problems with concentration

· Constipation

· Fertility problems and increased risk of miscarriage

· Eczema


· Dry thinning hair, flaky skin, brittle fingernails

· Loss of body hair overall

· Brain fog; forgetfulness

· Achy joints and muscles

· Weight gain; especially around the waist

· Insomnia

· Fatigue; Low energy

· Lethargic at times

· Moodiness; mild depression

· Heavy, irregular or prolonged or painful Menstruation (years prior to diagnosis)

· Feeling cold easily, cold hands and feet; low body temperature

· A slow heart rate



My doctor ordered a prescription dose of Levothyroxine on a daily basis. For the first time, I have to take prescriptions meds daily, which I do so grudgingly. Though, I wish to follow my doctor’s advice,I continue to seek additional knowledge as I truly believe in finding the underlying cause of these symptoms. Even though I take this medication and my TSH reads normal I still have all of the symptoms. I constantly wake up during the night causing fatigue, brain fog and a general sense of lethargy. Fatigue is a daily battle for me. Though I push through, it takes its toll on my body and mind. I take vitamins with little to no effect. I go to bed early and want to sleep late. I am a caffeine addict to regain the energy I lost. Starbucks has become my best friend. I used to take Ibuprophen daily though I will say, my achiness has subsided somewhat. The scale still reads about fifteen pounds heavier. My skin is still dry, nails still brittle etc. etc. I was also diagnosed with low vitamin B12. So far I have no linkage, though I do believe it has something to do with Hypothyroidism.



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      7 years ago from the short journey

      Hi! You might like to check with a doc that prescribes bio-identicle hormones re the use of Armour thyroid medication. Most doctors refuse to do the full thyroid panel. If you decide to go to another doc, be sure to get all your previous med records/test results for the new one to review.


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