I’ve been reading through a bunch of these posts and stickies and am thinking I may have an underactive thyroid. I am a 26y/o male, I am often very cold in my hands and feet, have tested low on my waking axillary and oral temperature and have always had a problem losing weight. I have always been a “chubby” kid but have been able to keep my body comp in line with high levels of exercise and a really close monitor on my diet. I am scheduled for a thyroid panel (fT3/4/TSH) Thursday along with fT/TT/PSA simply because it came with the panel I ordered.
I would just like to finally figure out if it’s just genetics, a curse (haha), or real hormonal issues that have always made it super easy for me to blow up and unbelievably hard to cut down. I misplaced my numbers for the axillary temps but I was consistently (10 days) below the axillary temp norms by roughly 2 degrees from what I remember. I have just recently started morning oral temp and the past two days have been 96.4, with a reading of 96.5 at 1:30 PM. I know I probably will need more labs but for now I am starting here due to financial reasons. Thanks for any replies and for the multitude of previous posts; I have learned a ton in the past few days.