Symptoms of HyperactiveThyroid

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 or at the Johns Hopkins website.



Bladder problems – increased urination or polyuria

Blotchy itchy patches without rash – Pretibial myxedema, hives
Brisk reflexes

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
Hair loss
Heat Intolerance
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 perspiration
Increased digestive motility
Infertility, impaired fertility
Increased appetite
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
Mood swings
Muscle weakness and fatigue

Nail margins uneven, nails split, nails weak, cracking
Nausea, vomiting
Nutrient deficiencies

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.

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