Recently Diagnosed - Type 2 Hypothyroidism

Posted by Wendy Neal Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Bookmark and Share

Holy cow, I just realized I haven't posted since end of April! A lot's happened since then. Let's see, I found out that I have Type 2 Hypothyroidism, also known as "thyroid resistance". Once I found out, I did some research on it, and let's just say that the world makes perfect sense to me now!

In Type 2 Hypothyroidism thyroid hormones, T-4 and T-3, appear normal in the bloodstream, but they are inactive (resistant) at the receptor-sites (this is similar to how Type 2 Diabetics have plenty of insulin, it's just resistant). In addition, nutrient deficiencies can affect thyroid conversion, including vitamin D, vitamin B12, and iodine deficiencies, all of which I was deficient in.

Here are some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism:

• Hypothermia/low body temperature (feeling cold when others feel hot)
• Fatigue, exhaustion
• Puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
• Pains, aches in joints, hands and feet
• Morning headaches
• Slow heartbeat
• Irritability
• Difficulty concentrating
• Forgetfulness
• Shortness of breath and tightness in the chest
• Feeling the need to yawn to get oxygen
• Eyes very sensitive to light
• Strange feelings in neck or throat
• Lightheadedness, dizziness

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