Just under two years ago, I completed radiation for cancer of the mouth and neck. In the last 6 months I have noticed that I am increasingly fatigued. In the morning I was mine, now I am getting more fatigued. When the symptoms first started, I would begin getting tired around lunch time and be dragging by the time I got off work. Lately, I am tired from the moment I get up. My mind is foggy, I'm always forgetting things and just feel like I'm walking somewhere in the clouds. I also have been having a hard time dealing with everyday stressors. I feel like I'm about to have a nervous breakdown over things that normally would not have an effect on me. I stay cold in my hands, feed and nose, until I go to sleep. After I go to sleep I sweat. In addition, I have had 3 blood tests, two of which have shown my TSH level is high and my cholesterol is high. I am currently awaiting results of the 3rd test. Do you think I could be hypothyroid? Could these symptoms be fixed with medication? I just want to feel normal again.
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replied October 10th, 2008
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Are you currently working with a supervising doctor? It seems that these symptoms ARE indicating that an imbalance exists in your body.

If you suspect that you have a thyroid disease , you might consider further diagnostics such as a needle biopsy or thyroid function tests and scans.
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Thank you. Yes, I am working with my doctor. I am awaiting the results from a 3rd blood test.
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Great ... please let us know the results. Did you see the section on treatment in the link I provided above?
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Thank you very much. I have been enjoying reading all of the good information from the link you provided. It helps so much to be informed.
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replied October 10th, 2008
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I hear you. The National Library of Medicine (US Government site) is a really good place to find trusted and reliable information. Please let me know if I can help answer your exact questions...and let us know the results of your tests and doctors appointment.
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replied May 30th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Your symptoms are consistent with hypothyroidism. If your TSH is more than 10 then start thyroxine and don't wait for other reports.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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