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I often have a "clouded head which makes thinking an effort.I

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I often have a "clouded head which makes thinking an effort.
I have largish areas of drying flaking skin.
I am sometimes dizzy.
I have patches on my body that "burn" but there is nothing visible.
I suffer fromhighs and lows of mood.
My muscles are very painful and I feel muscle power is decreasing.
I am subject to cramping muscles particularly in hands and feet.
My hands are often "numb" and cold, and I seem to get internal feelings of cold and shivers.
I am more forgetful than I was.
Iam 80. Is this hyper or hyper throidism and what is the difference. Can I have both?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry you are having all of these symptoms.

Dr. David :

a simple blood test can check for your thyroid hormone levels to check for hyper or hypothyroidism.

Dr. David :

you can't have both.

Dr. David :

your symptoms don't sound like thyroid problems.

Dr. David :

they sound more like possible autoimmune disorder.

Dr. David :

or you could be having a neuropathy

Dr. David :

you might need to take a mood stabilizing medication.

Dr. David :

do you have a doctor you can see who can work with your regarding these symptoms?

Dr. David :

at 80 , it is common to be more forgetful.

Dr. David :

hello?

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