I recently moved and had to join a new health practice , I finally did so as I forced myself to go about how bad I was feeling.
I am tired of feeling exhausted, falling asleep etc and generally felling like I have no energy. My skin is dry, nails have chunks break out of them easily and my hair is drier & coarser than normal and has been getting quite thin over the last months. Looks the same but feels very different. My hands embarrass me...the skin just looks "old" to me and I try and hide them where possible. I have put on some weight but had dismissed it as I gave up smoking a while back. The weight is not all over tho...more round the middle. A shape change really. And my face seems different..not sure how else to put it.The final straw came when family and my hairdresser were making comments about the above...they had also noticed changes in my appearance and well being.
I just don't look or feel like "me" any more...its the best way I can describe it. It is definitely not menopause as all that side is fine
I got blood tests done with the GP suggesting underactive thyroid as a possibility (I have a few relatives with it also)
I was told my results were absolutely fine at my second visit...and offered anti depressants which I refused !!
A few weeks on I am just the same, nothing has changed except I am feeling even lower about the physical problems such as energy etc and I decided to ask for the actual figures.
My figures are given as 11.9 and 1.07.......
The new DR insists this is perfectly fine but I think it seems low after looking it up a little.... and would much prefer to try thyroid treatment to anti depressants (I am not supposed to take anti depressants anyway due to another condition but that is besides the point)
Can anyone hear shed any light on this for me or give me some info please?
I am at the end of my tether and wonder if there is any way to self treat etc to see if it helps at all.....