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Loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness. Tested hypothyroidism and mild anemic. Why is this symptom?

Hi, lately I ve been concerned about my health. I started to experience a bout of loss of appetite which cause me to only drink cola and apple juice and eat potatoes and ice cream because I couldn t force myself to swallow anything else. Then I started getting other symptoms which worsened over time - moderate nausea, vomiting acid, headaches, stomachaches, inability to sleep at night, weakness of muscles and prickling feelings in them, dizziness, constant irritability , bouts of crying, laughing or raging without reason, sensitivity to sounds, light and smells, feeling tired, restlessness and jerking in sleep. My parents dismiss my complaints. I have almost null food intake, take a lot of drugs ( anti - epileptic drugs mainly) and I have confirmed hypothyroidism . and from the bloodwork it seems, a mild anemia . I suspect some mineral deficiency because I really have no clue as to what disease can it be. Please help? Amari
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
As you have mentioned that you have confirmed hypothyroidism, it is apprant from your history that the levels of T3 and T4 have decreased.
Get the blood levels of TSH, T3 and T4.
In case there is evidence of hypothyroidism (high TSH and low T3 & T4), hormonal replacement needs to be done.
Hypothyroidism is characterized by decreased appetite, lethargy, weight gain, depressive thoughts, menstrual irregularities, anemia, body pains, weakness, etc.
Th symptoms that you have mentioned are quite suggestive of hypothyroidism.
Thyroxine will help to correct the hormonal deficiency.
Consult your physician for thyroid function tests and treatment.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 8 Sep 2013
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