some one freaking help me I am suffering like hell!!

help! My hypothyroidism symptoms are causing a strain on my friendships and relationship! Chronic fatigue is killing me, unable to do stuff

HypoHippo HypoHippo an hour ago

I am really struggling with my chronic fatigue symptoms. I am due for more blood tests. My tsh is 0.02, t3 ( normal range 1.6 -3) is 1.8 and t4 is 16.0 ( normal range 9-21) I am currently self medicating with pig thyroid 4 grain and 20mg of NHS T3. I am also supplementing with nutri adrenals and have been for the past 4 months and its made no freakin improvement with my chronic fatigue symptoms, tried a gluten free diet, done nothing to improve my symptoms. already been tested for celiac disease and it came back negative, I am on benefits and struggle to make ends meet so I can not afford private medical treatment. I have been away to Norway recently for 3 weeks to spend time with my boyfriend has been very upset as he can not take me up the mountains, take me out shopping, take me out anywhere nice because I am so chronically tired and unable to do anything physical. I tried once pushing myself up the mountains and within 2 mins I was breathless, heart was pounding like f%6k, was experiencing short black outs, sore head, aching muscles and I was like that is not me and its really annoyed my boyfriend, I have tried explaining to him that its my condition and in time once its treated properly it will get better...we have had fighting matches over it and its putting a strain on the relationship because im constantly sleeping all day some times 17 hours or more a day.....before this disease hit me I was doing karate, take kwon do, kick boxing, kung fu, out door walking, pole dancing, you name it and I was a nice slender curvy slim size 14. I have had modelling agencies contacting me in the past and Now thanks to my thyroid condition I am a size 22 and have been for 2 years. I lost 1 and a half stone and I am still carrying the thyroid weight. I am missing out on modelling opportunities.

My whole holiday in Norway has been ruined by this disease as my boyfriend had plans to take me to the molde jazz festival and many other nice things. I have been feeling like a zombie, chronically tired, mood swings have been flying all over the place and sleeping around the clock, there have been times where I have experienced insomnia despite feeling chronically tired. He has been crying his eyes out and so have I as I am like f%cking hell this is f%cking pissing me right off!! I CAN NOT SEEM TO LEAD A FREAKING NORMAL HAPPY LIFE!!:((

Some one please help me here!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the hell do I do?

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  • Hi Hypohippo, you sound really frustrated with your loss of health and fitness. Most people feel this way when first diagnosed. Aren't you glad there is this site to blast off on?, rather than shouting at your boyfriend. You have two illnesses that when out of control can cause the symptoms you have and an element of unhappiness as they totally change your life. It is quite possible your thyroid treatment needs review, have you got any local groups near you with the same illness where you could talk and get support or what about the Thyroid or chronic fatigue site on healthunlocked. These illnesses usually are monitored by the Gp, are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?, your local council can do a benefits check for you. Your tiredness could be caused by both illnesses causing it to be worse as with the weight problem too. I understand how it is my weight is worse due to illness and drugs so you have my full sympathy it is a struggle to control when your activity is reduced. Hope you enjoyed your holiday to spite limitations.

  • despite the issues i did enjoy some elements of my holiday i am glad i can blast this off on this site. i should do this more often

  • despite the issues i did enjoy some elements of my holiday i am glad i can blast this off on this site. i should do this more often

  • despite the issues i did enjoy some elements of my holiday i am glad i can blast this off on this site. i should do this more often

  • despite the issues i did enjoy some elements of my holiday i am glad i can blast this off on this site. i should do this more often

  • despite the issues i did enjoy some elements of my holiday i am glad i can blast this off on this site. i should do this more often

  • Hello HypoHippo, you sound a little less frustrated today hope you feel a little better than when we last spoke. As you see there is no magic overnight cure. A lot is down to self care these days sadly. Glad you did enjoy some of your holiday.

  • With the troubles with your thyroid I would advise you to see your GP and explain what is going on. the problems you are having are very typical and further tests and assessments may need to be undertaken.

    I suffer RA and suffer the same and it restricts life choices,

    Ask the GP for an appointment with a Consultant who may be able to assist

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