Can Hashimito's thyroiditis cause weakness on one side of your body? I have been having general weakness in my right arm and leg for the past few months that gets worse with any sort of physical activity. There is no pain just gets weak (as if I have performed an exhaustive workout, but haven't).
Yes I have but my thyroid levels invariably come out "normal". I have been to many different specialists (neurologist, rheumatologist) and everything comes back ok. The only thing I know for sure is I have these antibodies. I've also been feeling very sensitive to cold temperatures (my hands and feet go completely dead, body temperature drops with the slightest reduction in room temperature) in addition to the fatigue.
I wish I could remember the website now. It was very reputable and had a full list of autoimmune disorders and their symptoms. It explained exactly why symptoms often present itself on one side of the body. I had it printed out, back when I was trying to discern which autoimmune disorder I had, but since my diagnosis I must have thrown it away. My rheumatologist went over it with me and confirmed that the "one side" onset is accurate. I will do a web search to see if I find anything or the awesome web address that I had printed.
As far as "normal" lab results go, that is a major giant frustration with not only Hashimoto sufferers, but most people suffering thyroid symptoms in general. The lab ranges are not only too broad, but if you have Hashimoto's you are more than likely suffering the swings from hyper to hypo as your body destroys your thyroid.
Again, I will research more to try and find my old info.
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