April 18, 2012

Symptoms (Update)

Note: I seem to be making some big improvements here! Also, be sure to read the ones that aren't highlighted.

The following is a list of symptoms I have experienced while suffering from hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, low progesterone, endometriosis and PCOS.  Others thyroid patients have experienced these as well (see bottom of page).  

The symptoms highlighted in yellow (32) are still present but better than they were the last time I updated this list.
The symptoms highlighted in green (17) are totally gone, at this point.
The symptoms highlighted in red (7) are worse than the last time I updated this list; all of them are better than they were in January.

Symptoms that aren't highlighted (20) are the same.

  1. Teeth grinding
  2. Low appetite
  3. Hair loss (See here.)
  4. Itchy legs, hands and feet - not always at the same time
  5. “Hot" feet
  6. Dry skin
  7. Difficulty swallowing
  8. "Growing" pains
  9. Addicted to sugar and white carbs
  10. Inflammation
  11. Easily winded, can’t catch breath, air-hunger
  12. Racing heart 
  13. Shaky
  14. Sore feet and calves, as after Charlie horse  Only in the mornings.
  15. Insomnia
  16. light headedness 
  17. extreme fatigue  Definitely not extreme anymore.
  18. less stamina than others
  19. less energy than others
  20. long recovery period after any activity
  21. Difficulty waking up  Insanely better than in January, but a little worse than the last time I updated this list.
  22. needing caffeine to wake up in the morning  
  23. Sinking feeling + feeling at my worst in afternoon (about 12 or 1 1 or 2 4-5 1-2
  24. needing caffeine and/or sugar to get through the afternoon Better than in January, but a little worse than the last time I updated this list.
  25. Feeling better after 8 PM  6 PM  8 PM 6 PM
  26. Suddenly feel extremely hungry, especially at night (this is associated with PMS for me)
  27. muscle weakness  Better, minimal.
  28. flu-like symptoms: sensitive skin, all-over body ache Better, minimal.
  29. inability to hold children for very long  Better, minimal.
  30. inability to stand on feet for long periods
  31. Low back pain (this is mostly associated with PMS for me now whereas before it was frequent) 
  32. Anxiety
  33. Nervousness
  34. Depression
  35. Fixation
  36. Easily stressed, not coping well with stress
  37. Defensive 
  38. Irritable, angry outbursts  
  39. chronic Low Grade Depression, developing into severe depression
  40. suicidal thoughts
  41. Exacerbated reactions to daily stress
  42. Taking days to recover from even minor stress
  43. Debilitating reaction to exercise or physical exertion
  44. Foggy-thinking, poor focus Much better, but still there, mostly in afternoons
  45. Sweating 
  46. Hot flashes 
  47. Sensitive to bright lights  
  48. Dry eye
  49. Thinning outer eyebrows
  50. Thinning, crooked eye lashes
  51. broken/peeling fingernails
  52. dry skin
  53. worsening allergies
  54. internal itching of ears
  55. appetite swinging from no appetite to not being able to eat enough, associated with PMS
  56. inability to lose weight  Gained back four pounds during PMS then lost 2.
  57. easy weight gain
  58. failure to ovulate  I seem to be ovulating again.
  59. moody periods and ovulation 
  60. PMS (actually, PMDD)
  61. loose stools/diarrhea, particularly associated with menstruation but not limited to it
  62. low progesterone
  63. miscarriage  Sadly, this one will never be off my list. 
  64. excruciating pain during period from endometriosis
  65. carpal tunnel symptoms
  66. headache 
  67. unquenchable thirst & frequent drinking
  68. frequent urination
  69. Irritable Bowel Symptom, including colitis
  70. nausea
  71. scalp ache
  72. hyper feeling, especially in the evening I am actually TIRED at bedtime now!
  73. jittery
  74. clumsy (drop things, bump into things)
  75. confusion
  76. feeling dull
  77. dizziness