Answer: The fatigue, the weight gain, the lack of interest and motivation, your irritability, and sleep issues that you just described obviously raise the possibility of low thyroid. But most of the symptoms that seem to be annoying you could also be related to low-grade depression and chronic stress that may be totally unrelated to any thyroid condition. Because thyroid disease in itself can cause bona fide depression and anxiety, the only way I can determine whether a thyroid condition is contributing to these symptoms is through examination and testing.
You have also mentioned diffuse joint pains and aches, which are also symptoms of low thyroid, but one has to make sure that you do not have other inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia or an autoimmune condition that can affect joints and body through inflammation chemicals produced by the immune system.
There are many other conditions that could be causing your symptoms. This is because the thyroid regulates and affects every part of your body, explaining why symptoms of thyroid disease could be widespread and be related to any part of your body. Having said this, my examination has already detected a slightly enlarged thyroid gland with clues that it contains inflammation caused by an immune system attack on your thyroid gland called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
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