On top of it, it’s often misdiagnosed as depression
, which results in
the predictably fruitless over-prescribing of anti-depressants.
Along with fatigue, depression, and high cholesterol, a sluggish thyroid may also cause brain fuzz, cold intolerance, poor sleep, dry skin, constipation, and even difficulty losing weight.
Your doctor should order a blood TSH—that’s short for thyroid stimulating hormone, secreted by your pituitary gland to stimulate your thyroid gland.