Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - Symptoms

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
The symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?
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Published: December 22

I have had Hashimoto's thyroiditis for about 10 years, it is not a picnic. My heart is missing beats but strong, eyes are getting worse, and knees are wearing out. I used to weigh 160 lb. and was very active. I now weigh 260 lb., feel awful, and cold; so cold. I try to stay away from sick people as I get sick, really sick. I have flu shot every year. I watch what I eat, calories 1400 a day. I feel so hungry sometimes, I feel like an animal. My hair is falling out all over, I have to tie it up to cook otherwise hair in food. Where I sit I have to vacuum every day. But I have a good doctor..

Published: July 01

I am not sure if I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis or hypothyroidism. My first endocrinologist said I have Hashimoto's. When they first told me I have papillary carcinoma I had one side of my goiter removed. After my surgery I never was given any radiation treatment. I'm kind of confused. I was told I should've been given that treatment. I use to be 95 lb. to 105 lb. in my late 30s now I'm 202 lb. I'm constantly tired. Every part of my joints hurt, my muscles hurt, I fell a couple of times, and I even had 3 injections in my knee. I tried all kinds of diet, even juicing and natural. I don't know what to do. I keep telling my doctors I tried all kinds of diet. I use to be very active. How do I get my doctors to listen! When your fatigue is so high how you do get them to listen! I can eat small portions and not even in between. I even think about fasting like when I was younger where we would make a bet between relatives to get them motivated. I heard about Armour thyroid. I will suggest it but also heard that many endocrinologists would put it down. I don’t know what I can do to rebuild my metabolism. At times I just want to stop taking my Synthroid..