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Would explain if I have hypo or hyper thyroid ism currently

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Would explain if I have hypo or hyper thyroid ism currently I have puffy eyes hard to concentrate groves on my nails low libido, lack of energy in the morning, irritable with anxiety, insomnia, muscle pains and weight gain on my belly
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA

The symptoms are hypothyroid, but without correct replacement based on TSH values you are not getting the correct treatment.

It appears that someone is treating you blindly which is no good, and this would be why the treatment is not working.

A single agent, armour thyroid would be started if TSH is over 2.5.
Then continued with labs every 6 weeks, and increased until the tSH is around .8 to 1.

Also adrenal function tests and sex hormone testing should be done.

The pain should be examined and a n appropriate GI workup should be done.

You were due a colonoscopy at age 50, which needs to be done if you are overdue.
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