Have a Thyroid Problem? Take the Thyroid Self Test

Thyroid Self Test--What Do You Need to Know?

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Do you wonder to yourself, "Do I have a thyroid problem?"  For many,  thyroid self-check is a great place to start if you are concerned about thyroid disease.

  1. Review the symptoms in each group, and click to add a checkmark next to each symptom that you are experiencing.
  2. The more symptoms you check in a particular category, the more symptoms you have of a thyroid problem, and the more you should consider having your thyroid tested right away by your health care practitioner.

    (Note: Please remember that this test is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice and treatment provided by your own physician or other medical professional. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, please contact your health care provider.)

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    UNDERACTIVE THYROID / HYPOTHYROIDISM

    _____ I am gaining weight inappropriately
    _____ I'm unable to lose weight with diet/exercise
    _____ I am constipated, sometimes severely
    _____ I have hypothermia/low body temperature (I feel cold when others feel hot, I need extra sweaters, etc.)
    _____ I feel fatigued, exhausted
    _____ Feeling run down, sluggish, lethargic
    _____ My hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
    My skin is coarse, dry, scaly, and thick
    _____ I have a hoarse or gravely voice
    _____ I have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
    _____ I have pains, aches in joints, hands, and feet
    _____ I have developed carpal-tunnel syndrome, or it's getting worse
    _____ I am having irregular menstrual cycles (longer, or heavier, or more frequent)
    _____ I am having trouble conceiving a baby
    _____ I feel depressed
    _____ I feel restless
    _____ My moods change easily
    _____ I have feelings of worthlessness
    _____ I have difficulty concentrating
    _____ My hair is falling out
    _____ I have more feelings of sadness
    _____ I seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
    _____ I'm more forgetful lately
    _____ I can't seem to remember things
    _____ I have no sex drive
    _____ I am getting more frequent infections
    _____ I'm snoring more
    _____ I have/may have sleep apnea
    _____ I feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest
    _____ I feel the need to yawn to get oxygen
    _____ My eyes feel gritty and dry
    _____ My eyes feel sensitive to light
    _____ My eyes get jumpy/tics in eyes
    _____ I feel dizzy or have vertigo
    _____ I have regular headaches
    _____ I have strange feelings in neck or throat
    _____ I have tinnitus (ringing in ears)
    _____ I get recurrent sinus infections
    _____ I have vertigo
    _____ I feel some lightheadedness
    _____ I have severe menstrual cramps

    TOTAL BOXES CHECKED: _____

    If you have checked boxes in this group, you may be hypothyroid, and have an underactive thyroid.

    For more information on hypothyroidism, see this site's Hypothyroidism Information.

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    OVERACTIVE THYROID / HYPERTHYROIDISM

    _____ My heart feels like it's skipping a beat, racing and I feel like I'm having heart palpitations
    _____ My pulse is unusually fast
    _____ My pulse, even when resting or in bed, is high
    _____ My hands are shaking, I'm having hand tremors
    _____ I feel hot when others feel cold, I am feeling inappropriately hot or overheated
    _____ I'm having increased perspiration
    _____ I am losing weight inappropriately
    _____ I am losing weight but my appetite has increased
    _____ I feel like I have a lot of nervous energy that I need to burn off
    _____ I am having diarrhea or loose or more frequent bowel movements
    _____ I feel nervous or irritable
    _____ My skin looks or feels thinner
    _____ My muscles feel weak, particularly the upper arms and thighs
    _____ I am having difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or going back to sleep after awakening in the middle of the night
    _____ My hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
    _____ My skin is coarse, dry, scaly, thin
    _____ I have a hoarse or gravely voice
    _____ I have pains, aches in joints, hands, and feet
    _____ I am having irregular menstrual cycles (shorter, longer, or heavier, or more frequent, or not at all)
    _____ I am having trouble conceiving a baby
    _____ I have had one or more miscarriages
    _____ I feel depressed
    _____ I feel fatigued, exhausted
    _____ I feel restless, or anxious
    _____ I have had panic attacks
    _____ I've recently been diagnosed as having panic disorder, anxiety disorder, or panic attacks
    _____ I have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
    _____ My eyes seem to be enlarging or getting more "bug-eyed" looking
    _____ My moods change easily
    _____ I have feelings of worthlessness
    _____ I have difficulty concentrating or focusing
    _____ I have more feelings of sadness
    _____ I seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
    _____ I'm more forgetful lately
    _____ My hair is falling out
    _____ I can't seem to remember things
    _____ I have no sex drive, or am having sexual performance problems
    _____ I am getting more frequent infections, that last longer
    _____ I feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest

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