I'm brand new here and here because I am trying to solve the mystery of why I feel so utterly exhausted and have so many thyroid-related symptoms. I am hoping someone can help throw some light on other options I might look at for diagnosis etc.
I am 43, used to be very fit, slim and healthy, but after a total abdominal hysterectomy (with one ovary preserved) in Dec 2012, I have really been struggling with weight gain and exhaustion. I am now 9 months post-op and went to the GP for help after my return to 8 hours sleep a night, healthy diet and exercise (Rehab Personal Trainer, pilates, gym and yoga) failed to make any difference to my energy levels or weight. I've been losing hair for ages, am often cold and achy, I cannot lose weight (despite my husband losing 7lbs on same eating plan!), am constantly exhausted, have hoarseness, hair and skin changes, headaches and fluid retention on/off in my feet.
Blood tests have come back normal and GP has basically said there's nothing more she can do - so I am stuck with feeling NOTHING like my normal self and that is meant to be ok!!! Is there anything else I can do or any other avenues I can try?