Carolyne Carroll, Nutritionist BHSc (Nutrition)

Hashimotos Thyroiditis

Do you think that you may have hypothyroidism? Here is a list of symptoms that might indicate you have hypothyroidism or Hashimotos Thyroiditis. You may not have all the symptoms. Testing is required to get a definitive answer. A full thyroid panel is indicated as only having a TSH level performed may not help in the diagnosis.

Feeling cold when others are hot

Low body temperature

Hair loss, loss of scalp and facial hair

male patterned baldness

Loss of hair in outer eyebrow

Hair is rough, coarse, dry, brittle

Acne

Dry eyes

Blurred vision

Eye discomfort

Nystagmus or jerking

Hoarseness, husky voice

Difficulty swallowing

Feeling of lump in throat or neck

Chronic fatigue

Exhaustion after minimal effort or exercise

Muscle weakness

Carpal tunnel syndrome / tendinitis

Raynaud's phenomenon (sensitive to cold in hands and feet)

Swelling in hands and feet

Weight gain

Round or puffy face

Constipation

Low blood pressure / High blood pressure

Slow pulse

Irritability, anxiety and depression

Brain fog - difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness

Dizziness, vertigo

Irregular or absent menstrual periods

Infertility or decreased fertility

Reduced sex drive

Recurrent miscarriage

Increase in snoring

Shortness of breath and tightness in chest

Delayed growth in children, failure to thrive in infants

High cholesterol levels

Hypoglycemia / low blood sugar