I have always doubted I have thyroid problems because my tests have always come back normal. The last test said my TSH was 1.29 mIU/mL - the normal range being 0.340 - 2.500 mIU/mL.
However, my blood pressure is low and cholesterol is high - 332, but the HDL is 65 and the ratio was 5.1 so I wasn't concerned having good dietary habits.
Triglycerides are high at 216. I never eat lunch meat, or for that matter nothing considered bad by the natural health experts.
The rest of my bloodwork was in the optimal range with calcium level at 9.9
I had all my symptoms at the time of my blood test.
I don't have hardly any of the symptoms of parathyroidism, or swelling due to infection.
As far as the symtoms of hypothyroidism even though my lower body is extremely weak I don't feel sluggish and I'm always warm when every one else is cold, face is not puffy. My nails are not brittle and I have twice as much hair as normal. Hardly any pain.
I used to have heavier than normal periods, and sometimes depression, dry skin, rarely constipation (I take natural things that help), fatigue (it's had to tell since I can't do anything anyway). I do have unexplained weight gain... I'm about 26 or 27 lbs. overweight and can't lose it. It's a good thing I'm tall - 5'8". I was 20 lbs overweight when I was healthy and walked every day.
I do have stiffness, muscle weakness and hoarseness. I still have a few dark hairs on my chin to pluck every few days - even tho I take Vitex every day... they are not as dark or coarse as before. I know I have some hormone issues from this.
I think I think as before, but I have quit driving because I know I react slower than before.
I wish all my problems were due to my hormones. It would be too good to be true... but tests show otherwise.
Oh I just remembered - for the last few weeks I've taken a shot of wheatgrass every day to see if it helps (it hasn't made a difference)... And I've taken kelp everyday - for along time, and your Thyroid Tonic.