Hypochrondriacs Anonymous

My aesthetician noticed the the right side of my neck swollen today as she was applying a soothing papaya facial mask. She said it looked like it could be my thyroid. She also told me that she had her own thyroid removed because of a cancerous tumor. What she didn’t know is what a hypochondriac I could be. So, I came home and did some research.

What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is suggested by a number of signs and symptoms. Patients with mild disease usually experience no symptoms. In general, the symptoms become more obvious as the condition worsens. The symptoms are usually related to an increase in body metabolism. Common symptoms are listed below:

Weight loss *
Increased appetite *
Restlessness *
Heat intolerance *
Increased sweating *
Fatigue *
Frequent bowel movements
Menstrual irregularities in women
Goiter (visibly enlarged thyroid) may be present

Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:

Weakness *
Sleeping difficulty
Skin – clammy *
Skin blushing/flushing *
Pulse – bounding *
Nausea and vomiting
Menstruation – absent
Itching – overall *
Heartbeat sensations
Hand tremor
Hair loss
Breast development in men
Blood pressure – high
Protruding eyes (exophthalmos)

I’ve starred the symptoms I have. It stacks up. This sucks.


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