Please can you help. I was diagnosed with an under-active thyroid 12 years ago age 40. Frustratingly, have other symptoms to manage too (I have coeliac and I am under investigation for a life time lupus / sjogrens type) autoimmune condition. I feel really cross with myself that I have blithely taken my thyroxine every day (between 75-100mg) every morning without question but I just feel so ashamed having so much wrong with me.
However, all my joints have deteriorated ( my rheumatologist has started me on Plaquenil) yet I get terrible fatigue and often feel shaky and light headed with a terrible night time thirst(sjogrens??).
My fasting bloods were fine as was a random blood test, which is a relief as I have strong family history of diabetes and my dad died of thyroid cancer.
Am I foolish having not recorded my thyroid Results all these years? Could my worsening symptoms be problems with my thyroid despite my GP saying they look ok?
I don't know much about what to ask for but my recent results were:
T4 20 ( I think the range is up to 22)
Ferritin has ranged from between 240 last year ... Down to 160
Vitamin D3 after 6 months supplementing of 400iu was 41nmol
Please could someone tell me exactly what I should be asking my GP for. No one has ever offered to measure my vitamin B 12 either. I am a teacher so I am not stupid... But each specialism won't make all the holistic connections.
Thanks in advance