What ARE the less obvious symptoms of a thyroid problem??
I was surprised to read in a couple of these posts of the mention of tingling in the extremeties (feet, hands, etc.)
I've had MINOR swallowing problems, mostly w/liquids. I have to sip, I tend to swallow too much air when I take a "normal" drink.
I do have to drink quite a bit of something COLD (has to be cold) w/my meals to help food slide down the esophagus rather than "stop and rest" in 2-3 areas of the esophagus.
I've been having some VERY MINOR swelling of the lower legs and ankles.
My rings are either too loose or too tight, only occasinally fitting "right".
Virtually no hair in the arm pits, pubic area or on the legs.
I'm almost always cold. Yet I suffer heat intolerance - and humidity intolerance as well.
Many times after a full meal I get CHILLED, BADLY chilled. Bone chilling chilled. I have to sip hot drinks, hold hot drinks in my hand, don fleece PJs and climb in bed under blankets and a down sleeping bag.
Even just minor pressure on my neck, especially the front, makes me feel light headed and tingling like some of my blood flow has been cut off.
Lately there is the almost constant feeling of a ball of phlegm in my throat. Even tho the neck of all my turtlenecks are loose fitting I can't stand any type of collar any where near the front center of my neck.
For the first time in my life - at 67 - am putting on weight, FLAB, ALL IN THE GUT area. 21 lbs in 12 months. My normal weight since 13 has been 110-115 lbs. I have Crohn's disease so I've been down to as low as 89-90 lbs. I've been on TPN via PICC line to gain weight and the gain has always been evenly distributed, NEVER, flab in the gut area. There is (so far) no accountable reason for this weight gain NOR its distribution.