I am really confused with all my symptoms. I suffer with an eating disorder (I am refusing doctors help for now just not ready) and restrict to less than 800 calories daily. I also happen to have hypothyroidism that I have had for many years and take Synthroid. Lately my hands and feet have been ice cold and I can never seem to get warm enough. I am so tired and weak I can barely stand it, but still pushing myself to exercise daily. I have severe depression as well, and the muscles in my arms and legs are cramping bad. It is hard to sort out what symptoms come from what. I did have my TSH checked last week and am still waiting for results.
In the meantime, i am just wondering, because I know that restricting food intake slows the metabolism (I just can not bring myself to eat any more than I am) and hypothyroidism also slows the metabolism, can the eating disorder make the hypothyroidism worse even if I am being treated with synthroid? Will I have to keep having my synthroid adjusted?