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Old 05-11-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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Question what are the symptoms of over/under active thyroid?

I was curious as to the symptoms of an overactive or underactive you have hormonal problems, acne, muscle spasms, weight gain, etc. I am clueless and would like to know...THANKS

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Old 05-11-2003, 11:55 PM   #2
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Yes it can cause those and many other symptoms depending on which thyroid disorder you have..Here is a near complete list of the disorders and symptoms. Hope this helps!!

Signs & Symptoms

Hypothyroidism, from an underactive thyroid gland, has many symptoms. Some of the most common ones are fatigue, intolerance to cold, weight gain, decreased appetite, constipation, hoarseness, menstrual irregularities, dry skin and hair loss. However, these symptoms do not necessarily indicate that a person has thyroid disease. Other medical conditions can also produce these symptoms.

Thyroiditis is an inflammation often marked by pain, tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling in the neck. Fever may be present. The gland may be enlarged, firm, and hard, or rubbery to the touch. is an inflammation often marked by pain, tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling in the neck. Fever may be present. The gland may be enlarged, firm, and hard, or rubbery to the touch.

People with hyperthyroidism, from an overactive thyroid gland, may have symptoms of anxiety, intolerance to heat, heart palpitations, insomnia, menstrual irregularities, hair loss and weight loss. Again, other medical conditions can also produce these symptoms. Scientists do not believe that radiation exposure causes this condition

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Old 05-12-2003, 08:59 AM   #3
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thanks so much for the info. It helped me shed some light on the problem

Old 05-14-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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I read this over on the fibromyalgia site...

Here are some thyroid symptoms.

You feel tired, exhausted, and like you can't get enough sleep, or want to take daytime naps
* You feel depressed, down, or sad
* You feel cold when others do not, particularly in hands and feet
* You've gained weight inappropriately, or you are finding it difficult to lose weight, despite proper diet and exercise
* You're losing hair, particularly from the outer part of your eyebrow, or your hair is getting dry, or tangly
* Your nails are breaking and splitting and become brittle
* You have muscle and joint pains and aches, or you've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia
* You've been diagnosed as having chronic fatigue syndrome
* You have carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis in arms and legs
* You have swelling and puffiness in the eyes, face, arms or legs
* You have a low low sex drive
* You have heart palpitations or a diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse
* You're suffering from unexplained infertility, or have had recurrent miscarriages with no obvious explanation
* You have had a heart attack or have clogged arteries
* You have high cholesterol levels, particularly the type that is unresponsive to diet and medication
* You have a heavier than normal menstrual period, or your period is longer than it used to be, or comes more frequently
* You're going through menopause, and are having troublesome symptoms
* You have worsening allergies, itching, prickly hot skin, rashes, hives, urticaria, chronic yeast infections, oral fungus or thrush, or stomach and abdominal bloating
* You have anemia, or an excess of iron known as hemachromatosis
* You find it difficult to concentrate, your memory is not as good as it should be, you feel like your thinking is "slow"
* You are constipated, sometimes severely so
* You have a feeling of fullness, or an obvious swelling in your neck area
Hope this helps.

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