Hi Carolyn thanks for your answer.
I went to the GP yesterday and the period actually restarted after the appointment. I had four hours where it stopped and then all of a sudden it decided to come back. Not sure what is going on!
The doctor doesn't know why the period did that but he said for me to keep an eye on it. The problems with my leg he suggested could be down to how I sit as he noted I sit cross-legged but the tingling/pins and needles happen when I don't sit cross-legged at all. He said if not a problem with sitting there's a very slight chance it could be myxoedema. The only thing that rules myxoedema out is that the skin on my legs isn't hard or bumpy. I have got a small dent or ridge in my shin area that's more prominent when light is on it but whether that's anything I don't know. The GP said he could tell that there's no hardened skin there at present.
I also said I've been getting pains in my arm and a slight thickness under the muscle. I asked if that could be myxoedema and he said most myxoedema occurs in the lower legs but never say never.
Arm hasn't been too bad so I'm holding fire about mentioning it. If it comes back for no reason then I'll be going back to say something.
The funny thing as well is that I'm not very bloated in my breasts as usual. I usually like my breasts more when on a period as off they're very small (I only take a 32A) so they swell to something like a 32B!
He asked me things about appetite and I said it wasn't something I've been keeping tabs on as I eat because I know I have to, but so far as I know I've been eating better and I've put more weight on. At the start of the year I weighed something like 7.3stone/45kg and I now weigh 7.13stone/50kg so I've been very pleased with myself as I've disciplined myself to eat starchier foods and more carbs and so on despite the swallowing problems I had. It's just upsetting when I feel good about myself and some complete strangers make comments about me that knock my confidence back down again.