If it's for your own peace of mind then tell your doctor you want to be tested. I have all the signs of thyroid problems but my blood test said no so it can work both ways
I'm having aloooot of chills so cold I live in Morocco so it's not that cold
Mine too. I'm asking my rheum about dysautonomia when I see her. All my thyroid tests show normal all the time. But symptoms are there and wondering if it can be explained by dysautonomia as a lot of people with sjogren's syndrome have it also and I've got other symptoms non thyroid like that would fit that diagnosis. Consider that if yours shows normal and you've got other symptoms
Honestly i'm getting tired of trying to figure out the dynamics of everything that's going on with me. It's exhausting. I don't want to find out if i've got another notch on my belt, i would rather go back to the days were i was blissfully unaware lol
Yes get your thyroid levels checked. Tell them to check and base your reason on being sluggish, etc. Can't image why they would say no. Have you been diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome? U may have hashimoto's which is often accompanied by hypo and sjogren's syndrome overlapping.
I was diagnosed with lupus and fibro but I went to another dr and she told me that I don't have lupus I'm waiting for my lip biopsy but I'm having alooot of chills everyday and the weather it's not cold
also if the test comes back in the range of .0-5.0 see an endocrinologist because other Drs. take that range as normal where an endocrinologist doesn’t want to see anything over 3.0. I was running close to 5.0 and always got told it was normal when I finally went to the endocrinologist because I just felt it wasn’t. I now basically run 1.9.
My Dr is endocrinologist and he never gave me thyroid test cause I'm skinny
lol I was skinny when I had my thyroid come back positive a long time ago.
Hahhaha we need to educate them
It is a pretty easy and common blood test, so I see no reason not to ask for it just to be for sure. I gained about 30 lbs. before I was finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 8 years ago, but some people don’t gain weight as easily as others. I’m now stabilized with my thyroid and have been for many years, and I’ve actually lost quite a bit of weight due to my sjogren's syndrome (about 25 lbs. so far) which I’ve only had for 2 years now.
I will ask for it I'm so cold all the time and lost all my hair
berti - One of my worst episodes with hypothyroidism was a few years after I was diagnosed. I became so fatigued (from what I recall it was probably worse than the fatigue I’ve experienced with sjogren's syndrome). I was cold all the time and lost a lot of hair. I finally went to the doctor before my scheduled 6 month follow-up because I couldn’t take it anymore. And I hadn’t gained any weight. I ended up having to increase my Synthroid by 2 dosages because I was so low. It can be very miserable and make it hard to function day-to-day.
Really I always blame sjogren's syndrome and fibro but I think I have more than that the fatigue is unbelievable and hair loss and chills everyday everyday I have to check it ASAP thank u
I am ice cold all the time also...pcp said my thyroid was normal but I don't believe him
Ena - You can request your lab results. sjogren's syndrome can also cause problems with temperature control.
I didn't gain weight at first either.
Lots of things have overlapping symptoms. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after twin pregnancy in 1998. I was back down to 105 at the time. They said they were surprised I could get out of bed with my high TSH, but I was working two part-time jobs, 4 kids, doing everything in the world I wanted. Now, my TSH is low, I weigh what I did when 6-7 months pregnant with the twins, and many symptoms of hypo. Go figure!
I don’t always gain weight when I’m hypo because my appetite disappears. I’m amazed how I can eat so little and not be hungry. However, if I try to loose weight when I’m hypo it is extremely hard.
Anemia can also cause you to feel cold. It’s worth asking to test for that as well.
Yes especially with hashimotos thyroid