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I am in the "high normal" range of having hypothyroidism. The ranges were lowered in 2002 but my physician will not treat until I meet the old criteria. I am always tired, freezing cold, constipated, have brittle nails and flakey skin and now am loosing hair. He told me to get a different hair cut. Easier said than done with curly hair. I am getting my bloodwork done twice a year and as soon as I meet his threshold I will be at his office waiting for the door to open. I'm finding it rather frustrating and am wondering if I should try someone else but in a small town I don't think many of them are on the cutting edge.
Go have it checked out, the least they can tell you is that your thyroid is working fine.
I've often thought I have a thyroid condition - I took thyroid medication as a teenager, although I don't remember what it was (I THINK I had what they called a "low" thyroid - I remember that the main problem back then was very irregular periods - a problem I no longer have). I run very cold (hands, feet and nose are almost always like ice); I'm tired most of the time; and I don't sleep well. Are these symptoms indicative of a thyroid problem? I realize only a medical doctor can diagnose - I'm just curious.
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