Been on lethyroxine since 2008 but gp kept me on just 25mg & didn't inform me when my TSH was 4.92 in Dec 2009 that there was anything wrong with thyroid, despite not being able to walk far from Sept 2009 & having to use a wheelchair outside. I have lots of symptoms of being undertreated and a history of having had fibromyalgia. I have been put on a mental illness ward twice & diagnosed with having schizoaffective disorder, which through your excellent website links I have found out can also be caused by hypothyroidism. At present even though now on 50mg I am still very ill. If I walk more than 10 paces my legs get exhausted & take weeks/months to recover, also my arms are affected & ache from just holding a phone. I catch viruses to the nervous system constantly. I have a very low temperature of 34.9 & I have had the Epstein Barr virus recently amoung many other things; which I am being treated for by a wonderful Homeopathic Dr that I have seen for 10 years. She is getting me some Armour thyroid, but its really hard to get hold of & is taking ages, (obviously I will have to pay for this). My ex GP put in his referral letter, when I asked to see an Endocrinologist that having been on the internet his opininion wasn't good enough and that having a history of psychotic depression I thought there was something wrong with my thyroid as I was still feeling a bit tired & that my TSH was 2.37 on 17.6.10 I'm worried the endo will think I'm imagining things and delay or not give me an appointment. Where its strange with me is that I don't feel tired in my head during the day & although I've got no get up and go in the mornings I have no problems staying awake, which isn't like other sufferers I've read about. Any ideas about what could be wrong with me? They've ruled out Neurological problems & ME. Could it be my adrenals or pituitary gland causing me to feel so bad & catching so many viruses? What tests should the Endo do? Thanking you for the excellent website hope you can help.
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