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Hi

Can anyone else describe what type of symptoms they had with a high TSH level.

It seems like I can't sleep enough, depressed, gastro problems, pre diabetic,

confused.

I sure would appreciate it!

Thanks,

Mary Ann
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158939 tn?1274918797
Sorry you are going through this.

Here is a short list of hypo symptoms:

Fatigue
Weakness
Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
Coarse, dry hair
Dry, rough pale skin
Hair loss
Cold intolerance (can't tolerate the cold like those around you)
Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
Constipation
Depression
Irritability
Memory loss
Abnormal menstrual cycles
Decreased libido


Here are also some good resources on hypothyroidism:
http://www.endocrineweb.com/
http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/thyroid/

While diabetes (or prediabetes) is not mentioned as a symptom, there is a correlation of glucose intolerance problems (diabetes, prediabetes, hypoglycemia) with thyroid problems.

Are you under the care of an endocrinologist?
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Hi again:

Thanks again for response.

I am seeing an endocrinologist on February 22.  I wish it was tomorrow. (I did have a benign nodule removed in '83)

This tiredness is driving me crazy.  I can have a good nights sleep and then need a nap the next day.

It seems like you are a big help to a lot of people here on the site.

My name is Mary Ann.  What's yours.

Thanks again.
158939 tn?1274918797
Hi Mary Ann, I'm Lynette.

Hang in there girl!!  

A good, well-rounded B-vitamin helps.  The "stress" formula works best for me.  Sleep is very important too.  So is eating right and getting some exercise (even if it's walking around the block).

We're here for you.
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