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severe problems with thyroid

can anyone help me I have been on thyroxine for years now and was always on 100 mg then the thyroid changed and they upped my thyroxine to 125 mg then my weight went up and up and up I was 9and half stone I am now eleven stone I have other medical problems on top and am really worried as I cannot carry this weight i have myasthenia gravis and bronchial asthma as well as thyroid and am finding it very hard to function, I keep swelling up in my hands fingers and feet, my legs have given way twice, and i feel so tired and fatigued, been the docs so many times and I was told it was down to my age but this happened about 4 years ago so its not my age I am at my wits end and its making me feel very down can anyone out there give me any advice you can get me on my email its Thanks x

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You do have a full plate dealing with that lot.

It would be really helpful if you could post some more details.

You say that things have been put down to your age - how old are you?

Do you have any of your laboratory test results? If not, you should be able to get them simply by asking at your GP's surgery. (I know this is sometimes easy, sometimes they can be a bit obstructive. Varies quite a lot.) If so, could you post them? We would be very interested in free T4 (fT4) and TSH - but don't hold back if you have more than that.

All the best



hi rod thanks for getting back to me my thyroid problems started about 4 years ago when I was 36 I am now 41 all my blood tests have come back normal recently which i discussed with my gp yesterday so I am back to the drawing board again I am due to see my gp in 2 weeks if I need details of bloods what do I ask for regards jen


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