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I should know this because I work in a healthcare profession but I dont know. Okay, so for those of you who have tested positive for hypo or hypothyroidism, what test showed the results? What are all the tests out there? So far Ive taken one test and it always comes out negative. I think I might have a thyroid problem though. I am always tired, my joints always hurt, I sweat when I sleep, and its in my genetics, my mom has it.

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I should know this because I work in a healthcare profession but I dont know. Okay, so for those of you who have tested positive for hypo or hypothyroidism, what test showed the results? What are all the tests out there? So far Ive taken one test and it always comes out negative. I think I might have a thyroid problem though. I am always tired, my joints always hurt, I sweat when I sleep, and its in my genetics, my mom has it.

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go to a specialist (endocrinologist) and ask them to check your cortisol levels because adrenal fatique (hypoadrenia) could be the culprit.

I went in last week to get some blood testing done since I've been feeling very run down lately and I feel like hormones are to blame. Thought my thyroid levels appear to be normal, I feel really depressed and just dont want to leave the house, avoid all human contact, you probably dont have the same symptoms, but

heres a good website if you havent seen it yet

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

here are the recorded symptoms of low cortisol

continuing hypo symptoms with a high free T3, or high amount of Armour

*shaky hands; shakiness

*diarrhea

*bad palps

*feeling of panic

*weakness

*inability to handle stress

*inability to handle interactions with others

*inability to focus

*rage or sudden angry outbursts

*emotionally hyper sensitive

*overreacting

*highly defensive

*feeling paranoid

*exacerbated reactions to daily stress

*no patience

*easily irritated

*mild to severe hypoglycemic episodes

*taking days to recover from even minor stress

*taking days to recover from a dental visit

*flu-like symptoms

*headache

*all over body ache

*super-sensitive skin

*extreme fatigue

*scalp ache

*hyper feeling

*jittery

*clumsy (drop things, bump into things)

*confusion

*suddenly feel extremely hungry

*low back pain

*dull

*cloud-filled head (happens when this patient is due for a next cortisol dose)

*jumpiness

*muscle weakness

*â€air hungerâ€

*dizziness

*light headedness

*motion sickness

*coffee putting patient to sleep

*vomiting even running up the slightest incline

*almost passing out every time patient gets up

*dark circles under my eyes

*waking up in the middle of the night for several hours

*difficulty falling asleep

*frequent urination

*IBS symptoms

*worsening allergies

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go to a specialist (endocrinologist) and ask them to check your cortisol levels because adrenal fatique (hypoadrenia) could be the culprit.

I went in last week to get some blood testing done since I've been feeling very run down lately and I feel like hormones are to blame.

heres a good website if you havent seen it yet

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

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First a doctor will test your TSH; that's probably what you've had done. If those results are funky, they'll test for T4 or free T4. Other things they might throw in there are: T3, free T3, thyroid antibodies, or calcitonin levels. I have to get the whole shebang done a couple times per year, and they do it all at the same time for me. If I only got the thyroid test at that time, I think it'd only take 1 tube, too. At most it would take 2. thyroid lab test info

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go to a specialist (endocrinologist) and ask them to check your cortisol levels because adrenal fatique (hypoadrenia) could be the culprit.

I went in last week to get some blood testing done since I've been feeling very run down lately and I feel like hormones are to blame. Thought my thyroid levels appear to be normal, I feel really depressed and just dont want to leave the house, avoid all human contact, you probably dont have the same symptoms, but

heres a good website if you havent seen it yet

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

here are the recorded symptoms of low cortisol

continuing hypo symptoms with a high free T3, or high amount of Armour

*shaky hands; shakiness

*diarrhea

*bad palps

*feeling of panic

*weakness

*inability to handle stress

*inability to handle interactions with others

*inability to focus

*rage or sudden angry outbursts

*emotionally hyper sensitive

*overreacting

*highly defensive

*feeling paranoid

*exacerbated reactions to daily stress

*no patience

*easily irritated

*mild to severe hypoglycemic episodes

*taking days to recover from even minor stress

*taking days to recover from a dental visit

*flu-like symptoms

*headache

*all over body ache

*super-sensitive skin

*extreme fatigue

*scalp ache

*hyper feeling

*jittery

*clumsy (drop things, bump into things)

*confusion

*suddenly feel extremely hungry

*low back pain

*dull

*cloud-filled head (happens when this patient is due for a next cortisol dose)

*jumpiness

*muscle weakness

*â€air hungerâ€

*dizziness

*light headedness

*motion sickness

*coffee putting patient to sleep

*vomiting even running up the slightest incline

*almost passing out every time patient gets up

*dark circles under my eyes

*waking up in the middle of the night for several hours

*difficulty falling asleep

*frequent urination

*IBS symptoms

*worsening allergies

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go to a specialist (endocrinologist) and ask them to check your cortisol levels because adrenal fatique (hypoadrenia) could be the culprit.

I went in last week to get some blood testing done since I've been feeling very run down lately and I feel like hormones are to blame. Thought my thyroid levels appear to be normal, I feel really depressed and just dont want to leave the house, avoid all human contact, you probably dont have the same symptoms, but

heres a good website if you havent seen it yet

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

here are the recorded symptoms of low cortisol

continuing hypo symptoms with a high free T3, or high amount of Armour

*shaky hands; shakiness

*diarrhea

*bad palps- what does this mean Amanda?

*feeling of panic

*weakness

*inability to handle stress

*inability to handle interactions with others

*inability to focus

*rage or sudden angry outbursts

*emotionally hyper sensitive

*overreacting

*highly defensive

*feeling paranoid

*exacerbated reactions to daily stress

*no patience- it depends on who its with lol

*easily irritated

*mild to severe hypoglycemic episodes

*taking days to recover from even minor stress

*taking days to recover from a dental visit

*flu-like symptoms

*headache

*all over body ache

*super-sensitive skin

*extreme fatigue

*scalp ache

*hyper feeling

*jittery

*clumsy (drop things, bump into things)

*confusion

*suddenly feel extremely hungry

*low back pain- sometimes not really, I mostly have pain in my knees and my arms

*dull- dull what? =/

*cloud-filled head (happens when this patient is due for a next cortisol dose)- What the hell does this mean?

*jumpiness

*muscle weakness

*��‚��air hunger��‚��

*dizziness- huge problem Im having lately.

*light headedness

*motion sickness

*coffee putting patient to sleep- I have no idea, I dont drink coffee. Im not a fan of it

*vomiting even running up the slightest incline- I dont know what this means either =/

*almost passing out every time patient gets up

*dark circles under my eyes

*waking up in the middle of the night for several hours

*difficulty falling asleep

*frequent urination

*IBS symptoms

*worsening allergies

I have the vast majority of those symptoms due to a combo of psychiatric disorders. A person experiencing those symptoms might want to see a psychiatrist, too. (Start with your gp. They'll refer you if they don't feel they have the background to handle it.)

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Thyroid is weird. My TSH came back high-normal/low-hypothyroid, but I actually have a lot more symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Treating a slight TSH increase would make it even harder for me to combat my fast metabolism and gain weight, so my doctor didn't even think twice about it.

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