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    I previously posted a thread titled 'Black Tongue'. I didn't get much replies which I was hoping I would apart from someone telling me to go to the doctors. I wanted to hear from other people who was in the same position so I didn't feel like the only one.

    Anyway. My brother once said to me I might have hyperthyroidism. And now I've been looking it up and have some symptoms. I do have a fat/large tongue (which has also black dots on the tip and side of my tongue), I am most of the time fatigued and I do have cold hands and feet.

    Apparently it's one of the most mis-diagnosed things.

    Any thoughts anyone, apart from saying 'GO DOCTORS' (which I will). Has anyone else got similar symptoms?

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    Hi


    I previously posted a thread titled 'Black Tongue'. I didn't get much replies which I was hoping I would apart from someone telling me to go to the doctors. I wanted to hear from other people who was in the same position so I didn't feel like the only one.

    Anyway. My brother once said to me I might have hyperthyroidism. And now I've been looking it up and have some symptoms. I do have a fat/large tongue (which has also black dots on the tip and side of my tongue), I am most of the time fatigued and I do have cold hands and feet.

    Apparently it's one of the most mis-diagnosed things.

    Any thoughts anyone, apart from saying 'GO DOCTORS' (which I will). Has anyone else got similar symptoms?

    Thanks
    I think you're getting confused with hyper and hypothyroidism.

    I also think it very unlikely that your tongue would be large without many other symptoms - enlargment of the tongue isn't usually noticed unless severe.

    And I also think that there are numerous other reasons for cold hands (coldest easter sunday on record, for example), and tiredness (getting near exams, for example) and that you're unlikely to have hypothyroidism.

    However, I also think that hypothyroidism and many of the other reasons you could feel tired are easily tested for by your GP so you should probably go to them and ask them to test you.
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    I think you're getting confused with hyper and hypothyroidism.

    I also think it very unlikely that your tongue would be large without many other symptoms - enlargment of the tongue isn't usually noticed unless severe.

    And I also think that there are numerous other reasons for cold hands (coldest easter sunday on record, for example), and tiredness (getting near exams, for example) and that you're unlikely to have hypothyroidism.

    However, I also think that hypothyroidism and many of the other reasons you could feel tired are easily tested for by your GP so you should probably go to them and ask them to test you.
    First of all, thanks for the effort in replying!

    In terms of cold feet and hands, I most of the time have them. Similar with fatigue too, I don't do much work but am tired.

    Any thoughts on a tongue which has black feckle-like spots on? Ive had it for almost all my life, dentists have never said anything but it has affected my self-consciousness and insecurities.
 
 
 
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