Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

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Originally published on 12th January 2016
Last updated on 29th October 2018

Do you suspect you have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or Hashimoto’s? Or do you have one that you’ve been told is ‘optimally treated’, yet still have symptoms?

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The following symptoms have been reported by patients on a large scale.

I myself have had most of these.

If you are on thyroid medication and still having these, you are likely not optimally treated, or have other things you need to address.

See also: Signs Your Thyroid Medication May Need Adjusting

A properly treated thyroid condition should have no or very few symptoms. Of course, other illness, conditions and deficiencies can cause the below too. So explore them all where possible.

As well as optimising my thyroid medication, I also had to work on some other things to resolve all my symptoms.

Related Article: What is the Difference Between Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s?

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(Not every thyroid patient will have all of these, but please let us know if I’ve missed any. Some of these reported patient symptoms listed below can be reflective of other conditions. An adequately treated underactive thyroid/hypothyroidism usually shows no or very little symptoms. These symptoms typically reflect an inadequately treated thyroid condition).

Many people find that they have their own combination of this long list of symptoms or even experience something not shown here. In fact, this list is by no means exhaustive; I’m always hearing about new symptoms. As thyroid hormone is required for every cell and every function in the body, when we don’t have enough of them, the effects are far reaching.

Read about my 14 Missed Signs of a Thyroid Condition Before I Was Diagnosed.

You can click on the hyperlinks in the above post to learn more and see references to information given.

Do you have any symptoms to add to the list?



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4 thoughts on “Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

  1. I tick around 97% off that little list you’ve come up with & have done since I was finally diagnosed back in circa 2003/04. All I have the energy for is, just to say, it’s just ridiculous beyond words & yet they call themselves educated!

    Where else in the world does it take just 1 singular blood test to find a serious health problem…?
    Where else in the world does it take just 1 singular medication to solve/manage that health problem…?

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