Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease

 Log into any mainstream medical website and you will find the following basic list of symptoms:

Chronic Fatigue Weight Gain
Poor Concentration Constipation
Depression Enlarged neck or Goiter
Hair Loss Infertility
Joint and Muscle Pain Dry Skin
Heavy or Irregular Menstrual Cycle Cold Intolerance

 

The problem with the list is that it is far from complete.  I personally spent a year going from Doctor to Doctor complaining of all of the above symptoms and many more – achy joints, muscle spasms, the arches of my feet hurt so bad I could hardly walk, my menstrual cycles were out of whack, I had difficulty concentrating, my memory was gone, I had anxiety, breast pain, burning tongue, digestive problems, an itch on my arms so intense I had to ice them in order to sleep, and a sex drive that got up and left the building.

After two years of sharing my long list of symptoms with doctors, I finally got a diagnosis of “Hypothyroid”.  Even with the diagnosis, when I presented my list of ongoing symptoms to various Doctors, I was told not to blame every problem I have on my thyroid.  I can happily share that once treated properly, ALL of my symptoms have subsided.

Since my own diagnosis, I have spent many hours on message boards and have come to realize that the thyroid effects almost every aspect of our being.  Below is a list of the symptoms I’ve complied from years of scouring Hashimoto’s message boards.  Check out our Hashimoto’s Forums and you will find post after post describing the symptoms below and innumerable responses of, “I have that to”.

List of Hashimoto’s Symptoms

Cold Feet

Weight Gain

Cold Hands

Weight Loss

Cold Intolerance

Brain Fog

Heat Intolerance

Confusion

High Body Temperature

Headaches

Low Body Temperature

Memory Impairment/forgetfulness

Constipation

Memory Loss

Lactose Intolerant

Mental Disorders

Nutritional Deficiency

Neurologic Disorders

Brittle Nails

Poor Concentration

Dizziness

Anxiety

Dry hair

Depression

eye problems

Irritability

Eyelid Swelling

Mood Swings

Fluid Retention

Allergies

Hair Loss

Arthritis

Head ache

Cancer

Heart Palpitations

Candida

High Cholesterol

Other Autoimmune Disease

Hot Flashes

Breast Tenderness

Hyperactivity

Cystic Breasts

Hypertension

Cystic Ovaries

Hypotension

Inability to get pregnant

Loss of or thinning outer eyebrows

Inability to Orgasm

Low Blood Pressure

Infertility

Low Immune System

Low Sex Drive

Muscle Cramps

Menses Stops

Muscle Loss

Menstrual Irregularities

Muscle Weakness

Miscarriage

Nervousness

Painful Breasts

Painful Joints

Painful Intercourse

Poor T4 to T3 Conversion

PMS

Puffy Eyes

Swollen Breasts

Repeated Infections

Vaginal Dryness

Restless Legs

Acne

Ridged Nails

Cracking skin

Slow Heartbeat

Dry Skin

Sweating

Eczema

Tremor

Hives

Unexplained Pain

Itching

Yeast Infections

Psoriasis

Hyperinsulinemia

Wrinkled Fingertips

Liver Dysfunction

extreme fatigue/exhaustion

Brain Fog

Fatigue

Inability to Lose weight

Insomnia

Over weight

Difficulty Swallowing

Under Weight

Goiter

Throat Pain

Hoarseness

Tightness in neck

Sore throat

I’m sure this list could be expanded.  Because many Hashimoto’s folks also struggle with Candida, Adrenal Fatigue, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Allergies and gluten intolerance, I have created a Symptom Checker to help you identify what areas – in addition to addressing the autoimmune attacks on your thyroid – that you should talk to your doctor about.  Try the Symptom Checker Here.

For many this list will leave you with more questions than answers.  I have received invaluable information from other Hashimoto’s Victims.  If you have a question, try our secure forums.  You can feel safe posting here on our secure server. Share your experience and struggles with confidence that your privacy is protected.  I’m confident someone has experienced what you are going through and will share what worked for them.