Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces fewer amounts of thyroid hormones. Weight gain and fatigue are the early symptoms seen. Dry skin, depression, constipation, muscle weakness, pain and stiffness in joints, impaired memory, and menstrual changes are other symptoms seen. Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause hypothyroidism. It is treated by thyroid hormone replacement.

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Why do I feel fatigued even after a year of treatment for hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's?

Query: Hi doctor,I have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. My doctor tested my TSH levels and treats me with Levothyroxine. I have extreme fatigue after taking this treatment for a year though my TSH is in a normal range. My doctor told me that freeT4 and reverse T3 are not important parameters to...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some people taking treatment for hypothyroidism still experience symptoms even if the blood tests show normal thyroid hormone levels. The reason behind this is complex but the bottom line is that a normal TSH (thyroid stimualting hormone) level does not mean that al...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism result in voice hoarseness and plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have hypothyroidism for seven years. I have hoarseness of voice, shortness of breath, hair fall, and plantar fasciitis. Currently, I am taking Eltroxin 50 mg.   Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and currently, you are taking Eltroxin 50 mg (Thyroxine). Please mention whether you are taking the dose from the initial stage. If you have a hoarse voice and joint pain, then it is necessary to increase the dosage. But befor...  Read Full »

I have severe constipation and bloating problem, with slight vaginal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female, and I have been experiencing major constipation from the last month. Every time I eat, I experience bloating, and I am unable to go to the toilet later on. Have tried taking Sennetabs, Metamucil, increasing fiber, and water in the diet. I have this problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would need a little bit more history, How many times during a week do you have a bowel movement? Please go online and type Bristol stool chart, and let me know the consistency and type of the stools you are having in general from a month. Have you had diarrhea before...  Read Full »

What could cause symptoms like headache, body pain, and nausea with depression?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been getting bad migraines for a while now, where my head feels like pounding, and I feel very dizzy and faint. I also feel tired of body pain and nausea every time I eat something. I also get kidney pains such as cramps and on and off stitch feeling for months now. I am not curr...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before proceeding to the discussion, did your doctor tell you that you are having a migraine or assumed yourself? Are you putting on weight? Your overall signs and symptoms of body aches, fatigue, depression, and temperature sensitivity suggest the likely diagno...  Read Full »

Which of the two opinions for my TSH value is correct?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very concerned about my health. I made an appointment last year with an endocrinologist. I had a laboratory work and my TSH was 3.4. It was considered normal on laboratory ranges. But, my primary doctor said that 3.4 is high on what it should be consider the new normal. My LDL chole...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Work up of hypothyroidism involves just TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) or TSH and free T4. TT3 (triiodothyronine) or reverse T3 has no role in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism and it is useful in hyperthyroidism. TSH more than 10 is hypothyroidism and definitely need...  Read Full »

Why do I still feel like passing out?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism before 1.5 years. Currently, I am on Thyroxine 75 mcg and Aten 25. Still, I have the symptom of passing out feeling. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to have some more information. When was your last FT4 and TSH levels checked? What do you feel exactly? Is there any generalized weakness or giddiness? Do you have an inability to tolerate cold? Please let me know the answers to discuss further. Revert back w...  Read Full »

What are the causes of cold intolerance and fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I am suffering from a poor quality of sleep. My body feels heavy as it resists movement and I am slothful. My sensitivity to cold is very high as I avoid bath sometimes. During daytime, fatigue and sleepiness follow me and later in the evening I feel too tired that I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. All the symptoms that you have mentioned are indicating that you might have been suffering from hypothyroidism. Sensitivity to cold, poor sleep, fatigue, poor concentration can be symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be known by a sim...  Read Full »

My blood pressure is 149/91 mmHg even after taking Tylenol. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having high blood pressure since my ER visit, five days back. I have been taking Tylenol, as per the ER discharge notes, and gradually getting worse since then. My blood pressure was 149/91 mmHg before, and now it is 154/91 mmHg after the visit. I keep having to catch deeper breaths ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having hypothyroidism problem, for which you are taking Levothyroxine tablets. Some form of headaches and irritation can occur as a side effect of Levothyroxine. And in hypothyroidism weakness can occur. High blood pressure is contributing to the headaches. I s...  Read Full »

My TSH value is 13.38. Am I suffering from thyroid?

Query: Hi doctor, My TSH value is 13.38. Am I suffering from thyroid? Please suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is evident from your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) value that you are suffering from hypothyroidism. You need the correct treatment with Levothyroxine. Please mention your weight as I can help with correct dosages. Revert back with the required details to an i...  Read Full »

Why do I feel tired to do any work? Why do I sleep for more time?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from the heavy headedness and weakness. I sleep for more time. When I wake up in the morning, I feel heaviness, especially in the back and side region. Because of this, I feel tried to do any work. I do not feel active the whole day. I also feel pain in the legs, below the...  Read Full »


Dr. Smit Uttam Janrao

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms described by you can be because of some conditions like hypothyroidism (decreased thyroid level in the body), vitamin D deficiency, etc. It is better to get evaluated for the same. I suggest you get the following investigations done to rule out these conditi...  Read Full »

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