Thyroid gland: Questions and answers
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The symptoms of hypothyroidism are: fatigue, increase need to sleep, palpitations, lack of initiative and increased weight. These symptoms are often mistaken for those of depression. During hypothyroidism, the resistance to ... Read more >
If ever your tests indicate your thyroid is underactive you can try to strengthen it before even considering a medication. Once you start on the doctor’s medication it is for life because the thyroid slowly atrophies (shrinks) and works less and ... Read more >
Lithium can cause hypothyroidism, increasing the depression for which Lithium is being given. Read more >
The only tests that can pick up thyroid activity before the medical test does are home tests. 1. Take your body temperature (under the tongue better) before you get out of bed in the morning with a mercury thermometer (hard to find anymore but they ... Read more >