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Do You Have a Thyroid Problem? Take The Thyroid Test

Find Out if Your Symptoms Are Due to Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism

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Updated April 10, 2014

by Mary J. Shomon

  1. Review the symptoms in each group, and click to add a checkmark next to each symptom that you are experiencing.
  2. The more symptoms you check in a particular category, the more symptoms you have of a thyroid problem, and the more you should consider having your thyroid tested right away by your health care practitioner.
(Note: Please remember that this test is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice and treatment provided by your own physician or other medical professional. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, please contact your health care provider.)

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UNDERACTIVE THYROID / HYPOTHYROIDISM

_____ I am gaining weight inappropriately
_____ I'm unable to lose weight with diet/exercise
_____ I am constipated, sometimes severely
_____ I have hypothermia/low body temperature (I feel cold when others feel hot, I need extra sweaters, etc.)
_____ I feel fatigued, exhausted
_____ Feeling run down, sluggish, lethargic
_____ My hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
My skin is coarse, dry, scaly, and thick
_____ I have a hoarse or gravely voice
_____ I have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
_____ I have pains, aches in joints, hands and feet
_____ I have developed carpal-tunnel syndrome, or it's getting worse
_____ I am having irregular menstrual cycles (longer, or heavier, or more frequent)
_____ I am having trouble conceiving a baby
_____ I feel depressed
_____ I feel restless
_____ My moods change easily
_____ I have feelings of worthlessness
_____ I have difficulty concentrating
_____ My hair is falling out
_____ I have more feelings of sadness
_____ I seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
_____ I'm more forgetful lately
_____ I can't seem to remember things
_____ I have no sex drive
_____ I am getting more frequent infections
_____ I'm snoring more
_____ I have/may have sleep apnea
_____ I feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest
_____ I feel the need to yawn to get oxygen
_____ My eyes feel gritty and dry
_____ My eyes feel sensitive to light
_____ My eyes get jumpy/tics in eyes
_____ I feel dizzy or have vertigo
_____ I have regular headaches
_____ I have strange feelings in neck or throat
_____ I have tinnitus (ringing in ears)
_____ I get recurrent sinus infections
_____ I have vertigo
_____ I feel some lightheadedness
_____ I have severe menstrual cramps

TOTAL BOXES CHECKED: _____

If you have checked boxes in this group, you may be hypothyroid, and have an underactive thyroid. For more information on hypothyroidism, see this site's [link url=http://thyroid.about.com/cs/hypothyroidism/index.htm]Hypothyroidism Information.

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OVERACTIVE THYROID / HYPERTHYROIDISM

_____ My heart feels like it's skipping a beat, racing and I feel like I'm having heart palpitations
_____ My pulse is unusually fast
_____ My pulse, even when resting or in bed, is high
_____ My hands are shaking, I'm having hand tremors
_____ I feel hot when others feel cold, I am feeling inappropriately hot or overheated
_____ I'm having increased perspiration
_____ I am losing weight inappropriately
_____ I am losing weight but my appetite has increased
_____ I feel like I have a lot of nervous energy that I need to burn off
_____ I am having diarrhea or loose or more frequent bowel movements
_____ I feel nervous or irritable
_____ My skin looks or feels thinner
_____ My muscles feel weak, particularly the upper arms and thighs
_____ I am having difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or going back to sleep after awakening in the middle of the night
_____ My hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
_____ My skin is coarse, dry, scaly, thin
_____ I have a hoarse or gravely voice
_____ I have pains, aches in joints, hands and feet
_____ I am having irregular menstrual cycles (shorter, longer, or heavier, or more frequent, or not at all)
_____ I am having trouble conceiving a baby
_____ I have had one or more miscarriages
_____ I feel depressed
_____ I feel fatigued, exhausted
_____ I feel restless, or anxious
_____ I have had panic attacks
_____ I've recently been diagnosed as having panic disorder, anxiety disorder, or panic attacks
_____ I have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
_____ My eyes seem to be enlarging, or getting more "bug-eyed" looking
_____ My moods change easily
_____ I have feelings of worthlessness
_____ I have difficulty concentrating or focusing
_____ I have more feelings of sadness
_____ I seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
_____ I'm more forgetful lately
_____ My hair is falling out
_____ I can't seem to remember things
_____ I have no sex drive, or am having sexual performance problems
_____ I am getting more frequent infections, that last longer
_____ I feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest

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