Here's a list of symptoms I've been experiencing:
-Unexplained weight loss despite a very good appetite (I've lost eight pounds since mid November and went from 116lbs to 108lbs)
-Very shaky hands
-Cold hands and feet
-Sudden increase in acne
-Alternating sensitivity to heat and cold
-Sensitivity to light
The rapid weight loss is my main concern right now. I eat more than anyone in my family and I'm by far the thinnest. My pelvis and spine protrude, and it hurts to sit on hard surfaces because I have little fat down there. The hair on my arms and legs has also grown thicker which I assume is to conserve heat. Overall it is very uncomfortable, and I look borderline anorexic.
I've had my thyroid levels tested before and it showed low free T3 levels (276 pg/dL). My doctor also said I had some antibodies present, but she believed they were not high enough to indicate anything. I also had high triglycerides (189 pg/dL). This blood test was done one year ago. I'm going to get my antibody levels tested again today. Is it possible that the low antibody levels could have been the onset of a thyroid disorder? Three people in my family have thyroid disorders, so it does run in my family. If this doesn't sound like a thyroid disorder, what else could it be? Oh and btw I'm 17, about to turn 18, if that makes any difference.
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