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Is this normal for hyperthyroidism?

From: Dandylion - 5 years 16 weeks ago

I have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I know that it can lower your libido, but what about it making you lose interest in your partner???? I love my husband to death and it scares me that it feels like I'm losing interest (but at the same time, I'm not). I don't feel like this is how I REALLY feel, but its just how I've been feeling...I don't want to cheat and NO there is no one else I am interested in at all, I just feel like I should be alone...not as interested in him as I was like a month ago. I haven't been put on medication to control my thyroid yet...I was just wondering, is this a normal way to feel? I have depression and anxiety because of it too...I just found out about my thyroid issue in the past few months so this is all new to me. I have an appointment with an Endo next week.....thank you....

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Also, all that I've been told so far based on my blood tests is that my T4 is normal but my TSH is high...I am new to all of this.

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High TSH shows HYPOtyhroid not hyper. Yes, all of what you describe can be related to a thyroid condition, hyper or hypo, symptoms do overlap. Make sure that you EDUCATE YOURSELF AND YOUR HUSBAND so you both have a general understanding of what is going on with you and what you are going through. It is a good step to go see an endo. a good book is The Thyroid Solution by Ridha Arem M.D. Hang in there! when you get this under control, things change. keep us informed

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