? on common symptoms
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#1 Apr 1, 2011
I have been researching hyperthyroidism and have several of the symptoms, but not sure if I have hyperthyroidism. The symptoms that I have are sweating, hand tremors/shaking, often very warm, nervous/anxious, very oily skin (my main reason for searching has been cystic acne from crazy oil production), very poor sleep (wake up at pin drop and heart thumping and can't go back to sleep) and a few other symptoms.
I also have in the last year or so been experiencing a lot of cramping in calves when trying to work out does anybody ever experience this? Also I don't feel abnormally fatigued just tired because I can't sleep. What are the most common symptoms people have?
I have a appointment with my general practitioner but would like to be well informed before meeting with him.
#2 Apr 28, 2011
That sounds like me and my regular dr sent me to a cardiologist and sent me for some fasting blood work. my blood work came back with my tsh level at .01 and the cardio sent me for more blood work, a ft4 and ft3 i believe were the tests, those came back high and he said that was hyperthyroidism and now i have a appt with a endo next Tuesday so keeping my fingers crossed that works out, the cardio put me on atenolol for the high heart rate. I hope this helps and Good Luck.
#3 Aug 16, 2011
Hi you need to get the blood tests done. Thyroid function tests-t3 t4 and tsh. then if these are high ur gp will test you for antithyroid antibodies.. they should also do full blood counts, ecg, you probably shouldnt worry too much before u had the tests come back positive.
I have been diagnosed last week with graves and my thyroid hormones were off the charts and I only had symptoms of feeling really tired..and high heart rate...
#4 Aug 29, 2011
Hope this helps...
YES I get the cramping all the time, along with muscle spasums! The cramping in the calves is because you need to be drinking a ton of water. Your body is over working itself it is taking your water and using it very quickly. You need to ALWAYS stay hydrated, that cramping is your body telling you to stay hydrated. Water with lime seems to help with my hyperthyriodism, I drink probably 2 to 3 gal a day. The lime is akaline and will help your body to PH itself. I have been going through this for years, ever since I was a lil kid maybe 10 or younger. I'm 25 now. I've been misdiganosed by all of the doctors I've seen. It started with Galbladder problems, then IBS, then kidney problems,then maybe its in my head, to hyperthyroidism/graves disease,then test after test they kept just trying to cure the symtoms. I got so frustrated for being pushed aside, what we aren't worth curing??? They also failed to see the connection between all of the symptoms I have. I've done most of the research myself, which sadly is all that doctors do today theysearch the web just like we do to find out conditions.
Also Blood tests dont always show everything,(there are spit tests that do show more) so make sure you are keeping a journal, and writing down everyday how you are feeling and what kind of foods your are eating.( I take a dairyfree probiotic now, along with CoQ10, and a Vegan DHA, also I eat high fiber foods, these all do help me feel more like myself.) This will help you reconsider eating dairy, wheat, or highly processed foods. I've had to change my entire diet I have a hard time processing fats so I've gone totally vegan. I still get hot flashes, cold toes and fingers, anxious, tired like I had just ran 50 miles,racing heart, no appetite, fogged head, tremmors, and I feel as though I am going senile; my memory is horriable even trying to hold day to day conversations is difficult! I am now seeing a doctor that seems to know a ton about these kinds of conditions. His name is Dr. Fishman hes located in Hollywood, Florida. Look him up! Hes the first doctor for me that said he can actually CURE me and help me to have kids one day!
#5 Jun 6, 2012
I started out feeling bad (flu like symptoms),tired, can't sleep, cold hands and toes, shaking hands, hair falling out and can't catch my breathe. After changing Dr's 4 times and after a year and a half passed I found an Endo who told me my adrenal gland was not making enough cortisol. After bringing that level up my symptoms have continued. They claim my thyroid is on the high side of normal. They are unwilling to listen to me anymore. I am researching things I can buy at the health food store.
I hope there are answers out there. I am tired of running to the dr at age 42 and feeling like a freak
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