Patient Comments: Thyroid Blood Tests – Hypothyroidism Diagnosis

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Comment from: DJW, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I could tell something was just not right. I have always been a very active person who loves gardening, canning, cooking and house work. This past year I have slowly, but surely slowed down. Everything wears me down. I'm depressed, sleepy, tired and have no stamina. Heart palpations, constipation, and no appetite. I went to the doctor who ordered blood work. She called and said I have hyperthyroidism and will be starting on meds as soon as the pharmacy fills it.

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Comment from: Susie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

My doctor has ordered a series of tests. The test you take when you want to know the sex of your baby. Only she used my throat and I saw the picture. I also am to see an endocrinologist in a few weeks. I have been on levothyroxine and my hair is still falling out. Though it's only been a few weeks to soon to tell. I hear you need at least six weeks. I am 56 and my weight is ridiculous. I feel tired all the time can sleep all day into the wee hours. Just a trip 1 block wears me. This is coming from a person who could work a 12 hour day then garden. I pray this med will improve things considerably.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female Published: October 06

I have been having symptoms of being very tired, many bowel movements; sometimes loose and frequent. I have sweats get agitated and my period is very weird, I sometimes get it and then I don't. I've lost 25 pounds and don't need to at all. I weigh 113 and am 5'2. My skin is oily also and I'm 44 years old. Never had that problem in my life. My appetite is not good either.

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