Originally Posted by Seelygirl
Extermely over weight (this also has a lot to do with a bad diet)
No Energy...almost like a Zombie all day
Cold hands and feet...even when its like 80 degree's outside
Sleep like 10 hours every night and still wake up feeling exhausted
Anxiety (to the point where I don't want to leave my house) even though I do
Mental fog...this is the symptom that I have noticed that has gotten significantly worse in the past year...I can't concentrate and have severe memory loss
This may not be related but I often have nausea for no aparant reason
Any suggestions as far as treating it?
I can sympathise and empathise with you, seelygirl I have most of those symptoms as well, including the nausea, which usually comes about because I am so damned tired all the time (diziness brings it on as well) and it usually leads to panic attacks. I just found out today headaches are also a common symptom due to low levels of T3 and T4.
I would have a good long read through the information archive stuck to the top of this forum - there are recommendations on which tests you want (TSH, Free T4 and T3 and antibodies) and how to get them from your doctor. There are also lists of foods to avoid and supplements that help - and believe me they do. I am still awaiting treatment (my appointment is actually tomorrow morning) and just by getting some of the supplements and not eating some of the foods I used to live on, I feel somewhat better.
You'll learn a lot here and you'll find out you're not alone - that helps too.