Extended Symptoms List – Full Version – Used with permission from Jody
If you want to compare this to the short lists that most doctors rely on you can see them at http://www.mayoclinic.com or at the Johns Hopkins website.
Bladder problems – increased urination or polyuria
Blotchy itchy patches without rash – Pretibial myxedema, hives
Congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrhythmias
Difficulty breathing, rapid shallow breathing, shortness of breath
Emotional disturbances, emotional lability
Eye changes, proptosis
Graying hair, premature graying
Hair and nail changes, increased growth
High systolic blood pressure
Hyper brain, trouble concentrating or comprehending
Hyperdefecation – up to 8 movements a day, steatorrhea (increased stool fat due to malabsorption)
Hyper immune system and less of a susceptibility to other diseases, except for other autoimmune diseases, which if thyroid disease is of autoimmune nature does make us susceptible to get other autoimmune diseases.
Hyperpigmentation of skin
Inappropriate feelings of rage
Increased heart rate, palpitations
Increased digestive motility
Infertility, impaired fertility
Increased bone resporption, bone loss
Increased drug metabolism
Insomnia, sleep disturbances
Irritabilty and Agitation
Irritable leg syndrome due to nutrient deficiencies – patient may describe ‘bouncy legs’.
Loss of muscle mass
Low cholesterol level which rises with treatment
Lowered stamina, weakness
Menstrual Cycle Changes – Absence of flow when normally expected is called Amenorrhea. Scanty flow is known as Oligomenorrhea
Muscle weakness and fatigue
Nail margins uneven, nails split, nails weak, cracking
Onycholysis (separation of nail from it’s bed)
Overactive libido is more common in hyper, change in libido
Skin tags though not supported in medical literature, many of us have these, though may be more of a symptom of autoimmune disease than directly related to thyroid disease.
Tremors, increased movement (hyperkinesis)
Tremors of hands, lips, tongue
Vitiligo (patchy loss of pigmentation in skin)
Weakness in muscles of shoulder girdle and large muscles of the thighs
Weight loss or gain (rapid) 10% of people are reported to have weight gain, usually younger people.