Hashimoto’s Symptoms

  • Worsening of already existing symptoms
  • Unexplained diarrhea or constipated
  • Intolerances to heat and cold
  • Tightness in the throat
  • Inflammation – can manifest at joint pain, skin conditions or the sort
  • Nodules on the thyroid gland
  • Thinning/loss of eyebrows
  • Puffy face
  • High cholesterol
  • Infertility/menstrual problems
  • High blood glucose progressing to insulin resistance
  • Appetite irregularities (either really hungry or extreme loss of appetite)
  • Feeling extremely satisfied or still hungry after eating
  • Insomnia
  • Sleeping solidly but still waking up tired
  • Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning
  • Low body temperature
  • Feeling that you don’t know what to do with yourself
  • Hair loss – arm hair, head hair, hair between the nether regions
  • Easy bruising
  • Burning sensation in the limbs
  • Anaemia
  • Skin sores (can also be internal ie in the nose or mouth)
  • Multiple food intolerances
  • General sluggish feeling
  • Inappropriate weeping (crying at the most inappropriate of times)
  • Balance issues
  • Hypersensitivity to loud noises, bright lights and smells
  • Acne
  • Anti-social feelings – can’t be bothered going out

The symptoms I struggled with in the early stages were weight gain around the belly area (no matter what I did) depression, fatigue and a terrible brain fog, feeling cold all of the time and a very low pulse – 42bpm! (Whilst I am fit I am not a Tour De France cyclist).

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