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The Worst Thyroid Disease Symptoms

The Worst Thyroid Disease Symptoms

The list of symptoms associated with thyroid disease contains over 300 items. These symptoms present in varying degrees for different people, but despite the severity of the symptom, it’s still concerning.

We asked a group of individuals what they thought was their worst symptom. Here’s what they said.

  • Weight gain. More specifically how easy it is to gain weight, but how difficult it is to lose it.
  • Hair loss
  • Brain fog and forgetfulness
  • Extreme tiredness described as hitting a brick wall… all the time.
  • Depression, feeling unhappy and sad
  • Lack of energy or having to “ration” your energy.
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • An all-over achiness
  • Feeling old before your time. “I’m 25 and I feel like I’m 50.”
  • Having your doctor ignore your symptoms.
  • Always feeling inadequate.
  • Feeling like I’ve lost the person I was.
  • Feeling like my body is giving up.
  • Never feeling “myself”.
  • All of it.

While some of these aren’t symptoms per se, they do show just how all-encompassing thyroid disease is.

About the Author

Naomi Parker

Patient Advocate

Naomi Parker is a patient advocate that is enthralled by the medical field. Hypothyroidism became a topic of interest over the last few years while she worked amongst alternative medicine doctors as a front office assistant. She believes that information is key and strives to become better informed so as to help others achieve success and wellness.

Naomi has written various articles concerning hypothyroidism including information on diagnostics and treatment. She enjoys learning alongside others and passing on vital information regarding this condition. Naomi is actively monitoring and writing for the National Academy of Hypothyroidism both on the site and social media.

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I’m really confused about what foods to eat and what not to eat. I have read that you should stay away from foods with soy, but most foods have soy in them. I would like to know what vitamins, you should take additonal to your thyroid meds.


Just diagnosed lost need to understand disease and how to deal with it.

Patients deeply mired in hypothyroidism aren’t going to notice that they have no libido. However they will notice it was missing when they get well.

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