Thursday, March 5, 2009

How did I get ......

Hypothyroidism??? It was like WHAM right out of no where! Makes no sense to me?? My new doctor said it might be something that just happened to me and was caught early before it got really bad. I have so many tests that I have to go take...and a nice new replacement hormone called Synthroid that will now be my best friend for the rest of my life.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • 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
  • Emotional or mental changes and mood swings
  • Sleepiness or insomnia
Really, like how vague are these symptoms....I mean after all, I'm a woman for god's sake...I get those symptoms every freakin month!


  1. I was going to say.....those are some pretty common symptoms for lots of different things!

    I'm sorry to hear that :(

  2. I was reading those and thinking "Oh my god,I bet I have hyperthyroidism!"

  3. Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that! Does it run in your family?

  4. Get a blood test, it's the best way to find out what's going on....I would have never known if I didn't have a routine blood test!

    It sucks but it could always be worse!