posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 04:41 PM
OP and anyone with the symptoms have you had a thyroid test? Some of your symptoms are caused by Hypothyroidism which is very often overlooked by
doctors. Doctors are more likely to prescribe a psychotic (anti depressant) which will make the symptoms worse and cause more side effects.
After doing some research for an Aunt I have a list of side effects caused by Hypothyroidism, there are probably more.
Low body temperature, dry skin/hair, (red hair is at particular risk for low thyroid), inappropriate weight gain and/or an inability to lose weight,
brittle nails, insomnia and/or narcolepsy,
poor short-term memory and concentration, fatigue, headaches and migraines, depression, hair loss (including outer third of eyebrows), low motivation
and ambition, cold hands and feet, fluid retention, dizziness or lightheadedness,
irritability, easy bruising, skin problems/infections/acne, dry eyes/blurred vision, heat and/or cold intolerance, low blood pressure, elevated
cholesterol, digestive problems (irritable bowel syndrome, acid indigestion,
poor coordination, reduced or excessive sweating, frequent colds/sore throats,
asthma/allergies, slow healing, itchiness, food cravings, recurrent infections, food intolerances, increased susceptibility to substance abuse,
yellow-orange coloration on skin (particularly palms), yellow bumps on eyelids, slow speech, thickened tongue with scallop-like indentations,
fluid in the ears, etc.
If you have been diagnosed with the following conditions, a thyroid function test may show up a deficit of thyroid hormone, as hypothyroidism can
mimic these conditions quite closely.