Nothing was done as my bloods were 'normal'
Tired, depressed, losing my hair/eyebrows/lashes, overweight but can't lose it even if I starve myself! However after having an accident at work last October resulting in a badly broken arm, I was sent for a Dexa scan due to my age and being past menopause (which also was undiagnosed for years due to 'normal' bloods!) The blood tests prior to the scan finally showed up my underactive thyroid!
I don't know what my blood values are I don't actually even know what they should be? but my GP started me on Levothyroxin at 25 then its gradually been increased to 100. I was feeling a bit better, slightly less exhausted but still down about everything else.
Now this last week I have started having panic attacks, I feel awful from them apart from still being tired, depressed, and still worrying about my hair when I look in the mirror!
I saw another GP yesterday who said my bloods that were taken the previous day were still under if anything so the panic attacks couldn't be due to my thyroid as this only happens with overactive, gave me a leaflet on panic attacks and told me to see my usual GP at my next appointment!
I have problems at work with getting so overheated I sweat so much and look like a tomato its embarrassing, this was blamed on the menopause originally, HRT gave me migraines, so I have Clonidine to help, they were working by stopping me going bright red and sweating so much but they seem less effective recently? I have to take Omeprazole so my meds don't upset me, also Citalopram antidepressants to even out my moods(?) Adcal D3 for my Vitamin D deficiency, Levo, Aspirin, Multi Vitamins, and painkillers for my joint pain which I now also believe to be due to my thyroid or a side effect from the Adcal?? I don't know for sure what to blame my depression on? Having to throw my cheating ex partner out last September just before my accident and the fact that my employers denied responsibility for my accident and have done nothing to ensure it doesn't happen again hasn't helped a lot so you can see I have enough reasons to be depressed without the thyroid throwing in its two pen'orth!
I found so many of you on here were telling my story! Having thought I was going mad, I now feel a bit more normal.
I am hoping to go the the conference at Edinburgh next saturday (if I feel well enough) so I hope to gleen more insight into the mysterious underactive thyroid!!
Thanks to everybody!