Can anyone advise me whether to push for further tests or treatment for thyroid trouble?
I've had numerous blood tests over the years but I've never been given any details, only informed that I'm normal. Well I don't feel it. I'm now in my mid 40's and I've had the following symptoms since my early teens (that's as far back as I can remember anyway):
- Excessive sleeping
- Constant tiredness
- Very lethargic to the point of struggling to function in the morning
- Excess weight despite a normal appetite and diet
- Depression on and off all my life and have been on anti depressants for about 5 years now
- Dry itchy skin
- Very cold hands and feet
- Bad muscle cramps, worse at night and when it's colder
- Regularly anaemic
- Joint aches
For information, but I don't think it's related, I suffer with reflux, and the acid reflux has caused chronic and severe asthma due to me having antitrypsin b alpha 1 deficiency (forgive the spelling). But both of these illnesses only started about 5 years ago after I'd been on long term (12 months) anti inflamatory medication for the joint pain but with no omeprasole protection for my stomach, which I now have to take daily with a hut load of other medication for my stomach and asthma.
Any advice would be extremely welcome.