After being admitted to hospital last January (2013) I was diagnosed with extremely low vitamin D and told I probably 'just had CFS'. At this point I was either wheelchair or bed bound (sleeping downstairs) as I was so weak I lost the use of my legs. I was told all other blood tests were normal, but my blood pressure had dropped to around 60/40 and glucose levels dropped between 1 and 3 (I have diabetes type 2). Both have remained low to date.
To cut a long story short I was rushed into hospital in October after a District Nurse visited me at home to take bloods - the results were alarming and my husband was told not viable with life I suffered acute liver and kidney failure, sepsis, internal bleeding, portal hypertension to name a few. My breathing rate was 2 per minute and blood pressure through the floor. My husband was told I had between 4 and 12 hours to live, that they would 'make me comfortable' and stop medical intervention. I am stubborn and was still here after four days when treatment was restarted. I spent 8 weeks in hospital and ITU. I have no memory of most of this time!
I now have chronic liver failure.
I have just finished a course of 6 B12 loading injections and the nurse kindly offered to print my latest blood test results for my liver. She went back two years.
I noticed my blood test results (January 2013 - whilst in hospital the first time) for T3 was 3.8 pmol/L (3.10-6.80 pmol/L), T4 was 9.5 pmol/L (12-22 pmol/L) and Cortisol 515 nmol/L (no range given) but was noted as chronically high. Underneath the results it said Secondary Hypothyroidism ? Adrenal Fatigue ?
* Added * I have just found my TSH level was 2.3 mu/L in October 2013 whilst in hospital but no T3 or T4 tests were done at the same time and my TSH was 1.2 mu/L in April 2011.
I am having worsening symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle and nerve pain, tingles like pins and needles but more painful, headaches, tremors, feeling constantly cold, hair loss, fuzzy headed and forgetful, fat moon face, periods stopped over two years ago with no signs of early menopause and barely able to move. My GP has referred me to an endo to finally get some answers.
I am unsure if my worsening symptoms are the result of being in ITU or also connected to the above results?
Sorry for the long post but any advice as to whether I also have a thyroid problem (and what type) would be very much appreciated.