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      Thanks alot Steve. It’s good to know that I can get some valuable information here. I appreciate your prompt reply. Thanks again,

      CTHAP

      Anonymous
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        Hello C.T.

        Listen to Steve and see your doctor, as you’ve indicated you’re planning to do. Yes, underweight can exist with hypothyroidism, just as overweight can exist with hyperthyroidism. Some of the symptoms of these two conditions aren’t all that different, and many other conditions have similar symptoms. The only way to make the diagnosis is with laboratory testing.

        It’s rare in the U.S. to have a diet deficient in iodine, whether or not one ever eats seafood–most of our salt is iodized. The most common causes for hyper or hypo thyroidism are the auto-immune disorders Graves’ Disease or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

        Do you mind sharing why you’re sure you have thyroid problems? Let us know what you find out from your doctor, and best wishes.

        Dianne N

        Anonymous
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          :Do you mind sharing why you’re sure you have thyroid problems?:

          Hi,

          Thanks for replying. It all started when I found out that I have Rhinitis,{inflammation of a blood membrane in the nostril that obstructs breathing). I later found out that this can be related to thyroid disorder. So i browse the whole internet looking for thyroid disorder and I came upon reading about the symptoms of hyper-hypor thyroidism. Some of the symptons I match for both of them, for instance:
          1.I am very underweight for my age(17). You couldn’t believe how much food I stuff in and how much calories i put into my body.

          2.Must of the time I feel cold, and I live in Los Angeles.

          3.I get dizzy sometimes, not much, only when I am sitting for a long time and get up.

          4.I do feel kinda fatique sometimes for no reason, but this can be due to my daily activities.

          5.My neck buldges out more than other. Can I have either hyper or hypo if this happens?

          Can any one tell me what tremors are and when they occur? I’ve seen alot of symptons for both these disorders but most of them I do not have or haven’t gotten yet. Thanks for all your help,

          C.T.

          Anonymous
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            CT, an enlarged thyroid gland is known as a goiter, and can occur with any of the thyroid disorders. Unless you have medical training, you probably can’t evaluate that yourself. Tremors might be noticed as a shaking of your hands, and can involve other muscles as well. If you had them, you’d probably know it! I was hyper without tremors, rapid pulse, weight loss, or noticeable goiter.

            My GP suspected a thyroid involvement to my illness, but wasn’t sure if I was hypo or hyper until he had the blood test results. People’s symptoms vary greatly, so learn all you can, but please get to your doc ASAP.

            Dianne N

            Anonymous
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              It could be either. It took forever for anyone to figure out I was hyperthyroid. Like when I would tell people I was hyperthyroid, they would say, “Damn, by looking at you I would think you were hypo. You knwo your weight and everything.” I hated it. As if I wasn’t self conscious enough as it was. I was always about 20 lbs overweight; but in my family everone else is usually about 50+ lbs. overweight by age 20. The only way I ever lost weight was when I had my baby; I only gained about 3 lbs my entire pregnancy, so then I lost 30 afterwards and weighed less than I have in 4 years.

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