What are the symptoms of being pre diabetic?

Do any mamas have pre-diabetes??? I’ve been told I have that, but I feel thirsty 24/7. I went through half a gallon of orange juice in less than 1 hour cause I was craving it (not pregnant). I know I have low potassium too… I also go through a gallon of water overnight, and that’s with sleeping, but I wake up so thirsty. It drives me insane. I also have hypothyroidism, so I don’t know if that’s a factor. Doctors here don’t seem to give me answers. I’m also losing hair, and I’m nauseous 24/7 and will randomly throw up and get sweaty for no apparent reason. I don’t know what type of specialist I should be seeing, and as I said, my primary care hasn’t even seemed concerned about needing to refer me, but I feel all of this is not normal. I’m also only 26, so it isn’t menopause or anything.

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I’m feeling the same exact way. I just had blood work done and my sugar was 47 even when I had just ate before that. I’m nauseous al the time and have horrible night sweats. I hope you get some answers.

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Absolutely stay away from juice. That’s diabetes in a cup!

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I have type one diabetes.

The reason why you are craving orange juice is because it’s sweet. When your sugars are high, you crave sugar.

I lost hair when I was first diagnosed. Also sweating when my low. But those are also symptoms of my hypothyroidism. You should find a different doctor and be referred to a endocrinologist to get to the bottom of your issues.

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No orange juice!!!

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Are you on any time of meds? Some of those side effects are similar to pre diabetes.

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You could check if your hypothyroidism has progressed into hashimotos disease. I have it and im always thirsty but not the extremes as you are.

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You need to see an Endocrinologist .

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Ask your doctor for a glucose monitor start monitoring your blood sugars. Keep a food diary of your daily intake. And request a referral to an endocrinologist.

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Go see an endocrinologist

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You need an endocrinologist!!!

Check your blood sugar!!

Juice is terrible for diabetes, or pre diabetes. So much sugar.
Watch your carb intake, try to stay at 40-60 carbs per meal, and walking will help keep your blood sugar down.
Carbs are often mostly sugar. Potatoes, rice, bread are big blood sugar increases. As well as sweet drinks, like juices. Also, things like Mike’s hard lemonade are terrible for blood sugar. Very high in carbs and sugar.

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It depends on your blood sugar levels. All these symptoms could absolutely point to something else if your blood sugar levels are normal.

Endocrinologist. You have symptoms of low blood sugar. You can buy a meter, accucheck stick and lancetts. They are in the pharmacy at Wal-Mart cheapest place to buy them. Over the counter. Good luck

Juices are High in sugar. Stay away. Next …find New Doctors !!! Seriously

So you definitely gotta stop the juice it’s extremely high in sugar and can make you diabetic the symptoms you ate having a signs of high glucose levels

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I was just told I’m pre diabetic too, not enough to be on meds for it, my symptoms were being thirsty " not as thirsty as you" but dry mouth, and tired a lot

Go see your general MD Immediately…they need to run an A1C test on you…not just the fasting test…and if you are diabetic…you can not drink that much juice…the juice will raise your sugar…when your sugar is high you crave sugar…

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drink that much OJ is not the best thing to do under these circumstances. I would talk to a Dr that deals with these problems, not a family DR, And yes Hypothyroidism does cause BS problems

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Stay away from anything sweet stick to water an less pasta an rice an u will notice it goes away you crave when pre-diabetic an diabetic the best thing is change the way u eat less sugar it’s tuff but worth it

Being thirsty is a sign of being diabetic… if your pre diabetic OJ is not what you should be drinking a half gallon of

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We know our bodies and when something isn’t right. See a endocrinologist. Don’t give up. It took hundreds of healthcare providers and 12 years to get my diagnosis. It almost cost me my life

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I have hypothyroidism too and it constantly make some feel thirsty. Fatigued,ect. Hit and cold flashes it’s a mess.

I was thirsty, tired, shaky, lightheaded and especially after I ate

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I’ve been diabetic for 24 years and I’d go to an endocrinologist and find out you can buy and suger tester and cheek it when you first wake up if it’s higher then 120 id go and tell your Dr and make them listen

You need to see an Endocrinologist. Then, you need to have your A1C checked ( you can also check yourself by using an A1C test from CVS). In addition, being pre-diabetic, doesn’t indicate which type, as you can be pre-diabetic for type 1 or 2. They also have Ketone test strips, you can use those a lot of the time to keep track of what your body is doing, higher ketones can cause you to throw up, sweat, as well as many other symptoms. You have to find out which type they are referring too. Type 2, it involves some changes to diet, exercise and overall health. Type 1, it can’t be reversed, and you dose for the carbs you eat, followed by a long acting insulin for over night ( unless on a pump). You can have juice, regardless of type, just in moderations. Try to stick with propel, Gatorade zero, things such as those, when thirsty. Also, water with a higher PH level will absorb quicker, so keep that in mind also. No where in the diabetic “handbook” does it say you can’t have sugar, in fact, your body uses that sugar for energy, so it’s actually needed regardless of which type.

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Go see an endocrinologist they specialize in diabetes and thyroid issues. In the mean time stop drinking juice. Cut all fruit, sugars, and carbs. Those are horrible when your have high blood sugar.

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Thirst. Upset stomach. Feeling hot. Can all be symptoms of high blood sugar. If your “pre diabetic” (which it sounds as though your doctor has indicated that you are) that means that your blood sugar still elevates with sugar…the pre part comes in with the fact that your A1C is still low enough to control your blood sugars through diet and exercise alone without having to utilize medication.

Stop drinking the juice…or other sugary drinks…
You may crave it…But Ultimately it’s likely that the increased thirst is due to things like the juice raising your blood sugar… then the more you drink it…the more thirsty you are.

Try going low carb, swapping juice/soda for water, cutting out coffee creamer/sugar for a couple (needs to be a couple because cutting sugar out can make you feel withdrawal symptoms at first) weeks and see how you feel at the end of those couple weeks.

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I was pre diabetic but I’m now type 2 diabetic and it sucks im sooo thirsty all the time it’s ridiculous, I sweat all the time and I never use to sweat even in the hottest of weathers, definitely get checked out it’s a simple blood test

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See an endocrinologist right away.

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People be thirsty and go drink everything but water and then wonder why they still thirsty .

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Just recently diagnosed type 2. I have those symptoms except the thirst. Get your A1C checked at your doctor’s office. It tells you a overall reading over 3 months time. The glucose machine (for me cheapest at walgreens) will tell you your current sugar reading. I was put on metformin xr but I stopped after 1 day as I had horrible side effects. So I’ll be taking the weekly injections. I test my sugar before eating in am ajd right before bed. Also during the day when if I am not feeling well.

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If you have hypothyroidism have your endocrinologist if you have one (if not get one asap) do an a1c test. I have hashimotos thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroidism) and was diagnosed pre-diabetic at my annual wellness exam. I am also considered obese. 219lbs and 5’9". I changed my diet and added an extra 30 min 2 x a week walking and 6 months later my A1C was back to normal. Many meds can cause excessive thirst, even your thyroid. But really and endocrinologist is the appropriate specialist to treat both conditions.

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Have your A1C checked

My two year old was diagnosed with type one diabetes at 14 months. He is constantly thirsty, always hungry, and pees ALOT!!!

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Get a second opinion!

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See an endocrinologist right away. You may have elevated sugar but you may have a thyroid problem.

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OJ will spike your blood sugar. Definitely get tested again. You could be diabetic

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The specialist to see is called an endocrinologist. Check your glucose level while fasting for a period of about a week and two hours after every meal. If it’s above 100 when fasting or over 120 two hours after a meal, then you might be showing signs of pre diabetes. Thirst is a feature of full blown diabetics who’ve lived with this lifestyle disease for a while and whose blood glucose levels are forever running high , over 200s for a very prolonged period of time

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I dont have diabetes but I also havw hypothyroid and hashimoto and I see a endocrinologist for it.

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Have you had blood work done recently? Ask for your a1c and glucose to be checked. Then you’ll get answers

I had hypothyroidism this is exactly how I was even with medication its the worst feeling at one point I was stuck in bed because everytime I would stand up I would just get so hot I had to sit back down

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Start testing your glucose levels in the morning before you eat fasting level should be 100 or less test 2 hrs after eating should be under 180. Eat 30 to 40 grams of carbs, lots of protiens, no sugars, look up diabetic meals and snacks.

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You said you were told you have pre-diabetes. Who told you that? What did they tell you to do about it? Your symptoms are all over the place. I second the idea of seeing an endocrinologist. Also, lay off the orange juice. It’s way too high in sugar for someone who is pre-diabetic to be drinking.

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It sounds like you are heading into diabetes… You should see your Dr… ASAP. The Trim Healthy Mama eating plan is great for diabetics. And just a good sound healthy way of eating.

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I’m prediabetic and my eyes go funny I get headaches my legs itch my mouth gets real dry and I get thirsty

I take thyroid meds. And pre diabetic. I was told to start drinking less sugar. Because all I drank was Mountain dew and sweet tea. My whole adulthood. I’ve always never been able to drink a lot! So now, I take 2 regular size bottles of water to work with me. I work part time. I drink those while at work. Then I drink one more bottle when I get home. That’s 3 bottles. So I’m getting water! I also add a squirt of zero sugar water packet to it. Either zero sugar sweet tea, or the propel the green. Then while at home, I drink one bottle of zero sugar Mountain dew. For caffeine. Because I get headaches with no caffeine! I also usually feel pretty thirsty, dry mouth. I hate it! And I even drink water during the day. Salt can make you thirsty as well. I have recently cut back on sodium. No packaged foods, not eating fast food every day. So basically, cut back on sugar, salt, drink more water. Maybe get your thyroid changed again. They upped mine a couple months ago. I’m also on a small dose of a water pill and blood pressure all in one. I just started it. I had swelling in my ankles and feet. Obviously from not drinking enough. My main goal every day now is to drink water! I haven’t had any swelling in my feet for 2 day’s now. Good luck!!!

Like everyone has said, I’d see an endocrinologist and have a glyco hgb done. Also, I would most definitely lay off the orange juice. We use that and apple juice to raise my daughter’s blood sugar when she gets a low. She’s a type 1 diabetic. Juices are good for you but they have natural sugars that raise the glucose levels.

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You need to see a good endocrinologist ASAP !

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Orange juice is full of sugar … if you are pre diabetic or think you might be I definitely wouldn’t drink that much orange juice. Yes thirst, nausea and vomiting is a common symptom of diabetes/hyperglycemia … so is frequent urination, blurred vision, and more tired than usual. the hair loss is probably more a symptom of your hypothyroidism. Check your blood sugars regularly. Normal Fasting blood sugars should remain around 100 or below. Normal blood sugar for a non diabetic an hour or two after eating should be around 140 and below. Document all of your blood sugars and show them to your doctor. You can also get urinalysis dipsticks from Walmart to make sure you don’t have any ketones or spilling glucose into your urine. If you are let your doctor know ASAP. Seek medical attention if you ever feel like something isn’t right or your blood sugar is over 300 …stay hydrated with water … stay away from juices, starches, and sugars. Watch your carb intake. Eat more raw veggies and high in fiber foods. All of that can help.

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For diabetes you have to go to a endocrinologistPrimary doctors try but they are not specialists. The endocrinologist will ask for a blood test to c your A1C. Endocrinologist also are specialists for thyroid or any other glands

I suggest being seen by an endocrinologist. My guess is that your hypothyroidism is causing the increase in your A1C. This is what puts you in a “pre-diabetic range”
This does not mean that you WILL become a diabetic but your chances are higher. Your A1C is kinda like a memory bank for how your diet has been over the last approximately 120 days. (As red blood cells have a lifespan of about 3 months) This shows what your average blood sugar has been during that time.
I highly suggest having an endocrinologist follow up and make adjustments to your medications (if need be) and they can further explain how the two (hypothyroidism and pre-diabetes) tie together.
As far as symptoms go- some have no symptoms at all. Most common would be excessive thirst and increased urination.
However, hypothyroidism can cause the same thing.
Definitely go see a specialist to ensure you’re on the correct dose of medication and your labs look okay.

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Go to and Endo. They specialize in both thyroid and different types of diabetes among other things

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Stop drinking juice. It makes your blood sugar go high. Drink only water. Get accu check machine to check your blood sugar. If over 130 go to doctors. You can get machines in walmart in vitamin row. There cheap. Get strips for machine and Lancets and alcohol wipes.

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Actually you should go to ER and have them do bloodwork and get your HA1C DONE that will tell you. I cant believe your doctor. You can go into a coma if your bloodsugar is high and not treated. I’ve been a diabetic since I was 7

You need to step up and ask. Ask for referrals. They’re not just going to give them to you, they don’t care.

Stop the OJ. If you’re pre diabetic you don’t need to be drinking it anyway. You should be eating like a diabetic. No sugar, very little carbs, more protein and veggies. Cut bread, potatoes and pasta from your diet.

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Sounds like you better start finger sticks. I have gestational diabetes. I get extremely thristy, sweaty and Nauseated when sugar gets low. (Low 70s). I also love the keto diet. I have increased my protein and lower the bad carbs. I also have chronic high blood pressure. I also have experienced leg cramps, seeing stars , and dizziness. I would definitely start with you finger sticks. So you know what foods effect you.

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Your either a diabetic or your not. There isn’t an in between. All your symptoms are more than likely caused from your low potassium and hypothyroidism.

Honey, find yourself another doctor right away who will do blood work for you. Sad to say your present doctor is not listening to you and checking your symptoms with a simple blood test. Good luck :heart:

Go to an endocrinologist. They can work out a plan for thyroid/ diabetes related issues or they should be able to set you up with a physician that can help.

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High sugar intake = raised blood sugar = frequent thirst = frequent urination
This is true for EVERYONE with or without diabetes

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You need to see an endocrinologist. All of those things are signs your TSH is to high.

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Have you had your thyroid level checked? X

If u are prediabetic Orange juice is a bug no-no. WaY to much sugar!
Best bet speak to your docotr they can run some tests

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It could be early stages of diabetes, but you should really do a glucose tolerance test.
Stay off the OJ, pre-diabetic or not, that’s way too much sugar :flushed:

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If you are diabetic orange juice is the worse thing you can drink. Water please.

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Get a new doc. Have them run blood, thyroid and maybe even urine. If you’re a pre diabetic (I am) you shouldn’t be drinking orange juice :grimacing::grimacing::sweat_smile: you can also ask for a referral to a nutrition expert and they can help you break down your meals for better eating. Good luck!

I am no doctor but you need to get some blood test. Also if your taking medication already and your hair is falling out it could be from the medication and it might be effecting your thyroid.

I was never pre-diabetic but I was diagnosed type 2 suddenly after an annual exam at 34yo when my a1c jumped from normal to 11.8. I was always thirsty and peed a lot. I got headaches in the afternoons and nauseous every day after lunch. I was always hot. Idk that pre-diabetes has symptoms but severely high blood sugar does.

Like someone else said, find a good endocrinologist

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Orange juice is very high in sugar

Sounds like a thyroid issue - i don’t have mine anymore and that little gland controls just about EVERYTHING! Definitely controls blood pressure and body temp regulations. Make an appt with an endocrinologist, they should be able to fix ya

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Have ur dr refer u to an endocrinologist!! Best way to go!!

Start with your PCP or get a new one , if your have a good primary care doctor they will do regular blood for your yearly physical (lipid, thyroid, complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel) that should be your first step. Then go from there. Depending on what your blood work shows

Have you had your hemoglobin A1C checked? See an endocrinologist asap.

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If you can I’d try a naturopath. I used to think it was silly but now I recommend it to everyone :rofl:

Sounds like your pre diabetic. Would definitely get tested and get a new doctor

Endocrinologist. But you can also get a glucose meter… cheap on amazon and start checking your blood sugar while you’re waiting on endocrinologist

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My symptoms were thirsty and tired!! Orange juice is the worst for diabetics…

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You pee a lot cuz you drink so much. You should make an appointment with an endocrinologist so they can do some lab work. We had a patient who was constantly feeling thirsty and he would drink like two bottles of water just at his visit with us which was maybe a hour or so.I believe my doctor also referred him to a nephrologist if I remember correctly. (I work for a urologist and the thought he was having bladder issues.)

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Orange juice is full of sugar, your body is trying to flush it out by the frequent urination, switch to a low sugar/sugar free option to help.

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You need to see an endocrinologist

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You should definitely stay away from orange juice too much sugar

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Dont drink orange juice that will just push your blood glucose level up and make hou thirstier. Drink water.
Go to a dr and get tested.

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I had pre-diabetes after having gestational diabetes with my son. I stopped drinking sugary drinks and dropped my carb intake. I was able to get my A1C back to normal but while I was pre-diabetic, anytime my blood sugar got high I would get extremely thirsty. I would definitely get into see an endocrinologist. With your symptoms and history of pre-diabetes you likely won’t even need a referral. In the mean time, while you are waiting to get in with a specialist, start monitoring your blood sugar from home, you can buy a glucose meter from your local pharmacy over the counter. Take your blood sugar when you first wake up, before you eat or drink anything, and then 1 hoyr after each meal. Document the numbers as it will be helpful for the endocrinologist. If you ever get a read over 300 accompanied by any symptoms go to the ER. don’t drink anything sugary, orange juice is a big no it is high in carbs and will spike your blood sugar (sometimes when your blood sugar gets high you will actually crave sweet drinks like orange juice, don’t do it, when you get those cravings eat something high in protein and drink some water) and try to cut your carb intake to a maximum of 60 grams per meal 3X a day and 20 grams per snack 2X a day.

You need to see a nutritionist they are great and I see one about every 2 months

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You should never drink orange juice unless you’re you are running very low and shaky etc. you should be under the care of an endocrinologist . You should also get a guide of what foods to avoid. You can reverse this if you follow their advice .

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See a different Dr I had gestational diabetes with my baby and had the same symptoms

Being nauseous and thirsty and needing to pee a lot can be symptoms of high blood sugars. You need to have your doctor check your hemoglobin A1C. Avoid the orange juice unless you are feeling real shaky, it spikes your sugar pretty quickly and can make you nausous…

First of all…not that much juice. Ever. Unless you are having low blood sugar. Pre diabetic means you need to folliw a diabetic diet…no sugars and you may be lucky enough to not become a diabetic. No pills. No insulin. Just follow the diet. Lots of meat and veggies and watch sugars. Rice and pasta are on a limited basis. Good luck. I am not but my husband and my daughter are.

In addition to all the great advice on here…in rare cases someone CAN start menopause that early or even start decades after most other people. A few blood tests will let that be known. Ask to be tested. For sure your thyroid is probably acting up, as well as potential diabetes. Watch that sugar intake, and even water beyond the “normal” amount recommended. You don’t want to add in more health issues. Get your primary to do a BUNCH of tests. Ask for Endo referral asap or see yours if you already have one! You need some medical advice and assistance.

IF you have been truly diagnosed as HYPO… Then u have a Dr who can help and are likely already on thyroid meds. Either something may be going on with that, you have large nodules that need looked at (only ultrasound will show that), or may need different meds to help. IF a Dr hasn’t diagnosed you, you need to see an Endocrinologist for some medication, I bet. Those sound like thyroid symptoms, but only they can tell for sure. Sounds like time for a new, more involved primary care doctor!

You need to see an Endocrinologist

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Also watch for hidden sugars in “sugar free” drinks . Maltodextrin is a hidden sugar which spikes insulin levels

Sounds like some autoimmune thing going on maybe.

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