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Do you have ‘HYPO’ or ‘HYPER’ thyroidism?
List of BOTH symptoms below
(they are similar, so check closely, the differences are in Italics and BOLD)


75 Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
(there are many more)

  • Achy bones
  • Acid Reflux
  • ADHD
  • Abdominal distention
  • Anemia (both iron-deficient and pernicious)
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blurred vision
  • Boils
  • Brain fog (forgetfulness, sluggish thinking, loss of energy for life)
  • Candida
  • Chest pains
  • Cold intolerance; cold hands and feet
  • Constipation
  • Cracked heels
  • Dark rings under eyes
  • Depression
  • Difficulty reading for prolonged amount of time
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Dry, coarse skin
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry hair
  • Early graying of hair
  • Endometriosis
  • Excess earwax
  • Exhaustion after exercise
  • Feeling of dry mouth, dehydration
  • Food allergies
  • Frequent colds and flu and difficulty recovering from infection
  • Frequent swelling lymph nodes in neck area
  • Gallstones
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Hernia
  • High cholesterol, especially LDL
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Infertility; miscarriage
  • Irregular periods
  • Itchy skin
  • Joint pain
  • Low adrenal funtion (Adrenal Fatigue)
  • Low basal temperature (less than 97.8 degrees)
  • Low immune system
  • Low libido
  • Muscle cramps/tenderness
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • No eyebrows
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Poor circulation
  • Poor eye focus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Seasonal (cold weather) exacerbation of symptoms
  • Sensation of lump or pressure in the throat
  • Severe PMS
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin tags
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Slowed speech and ankle reflexes
  • Sweet or salty cravings
  • Tired, aching muscles
  • TMJ
  • Unusually sore after exercising
  • Vertigo
  • Weak, brittle nails
  • Weight gain, Obesity
  • Wrist pain

(This is the condensed version of hypothyroidism symptoms. There are many more. Consult with your healthcare provider if you think you have any of these or other related symptoms.)



32 Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism


  • Breast development in men
  • Clammy skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty concentrating (or focusing on 1 task)
  • Eye problems (or changes)
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Goiter (visibly enlarged thyroid gland) or thyroid nodules
  • Hair loss
  • Hand tremors
  • Heat intolerance
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased sweating
  • Infertility (or problems getting pregnant)
  • Irritability of nervousness and anxiety
  • Irregular menstrual periods in women
  • Itchy or irritated eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Lack of, or irregular menstrual periods in women
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nervousness
  • Protruding eyes (exophthalmos)
  • Racing thoughts
  • Rapid, forceful, or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Reddening and thickening of the skin (often on the shins and tops of the feet)
  • Restlessness
  • Skin blushing or flushing
  • Sleep problems
  • Weakness of the hips and shoulders
  • Weight loss (or weight gain, in some cases)

“The major difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism is the thyroid’s hormone output,” says Minisha A. Sood, MD