Originally posted on here about 8 months ago looking for advice as I was worried that my daughter was hypothyroid but Dr advised latest results are normal, no surprise there then! As in my previous post, we have family history of thyroid issues, Mum is underactive and I was overactive and got radioactive iodine treatment now on 150mcg for underactive, although never been stable on thyroxine and suggested T3 plus synthetic T4 might be better or armour instead but always told to stay on levo.
My daughter has all the symptoms of being hypothyroid still and I’m getting worried. Extremely fatigued, always had irregular periods, extremely heavy some months then none for months on end, multiple aches and pains, numerous skin complaints and infections, breathlessness is worse, eye problems worse plus the mental/emotional fog of being hypo seem to be getting worse, weight seems to be increasing still, could go on and on. She’s now so depressed at the whole health issues and battles and seems to accept that this is how it will be and just given up trying to feel normal!! I’m determined to get to the bottom of this for my daughters sake. From my last post on here she had a referral to an Endo at the local hospital, who were good and sympathetic to her symptoms, and have run a battery of thyroid tests, but no confirmation of any results or treatment. I'm taking her to the doctors again on Monday for results from the Hospital as we have never heard from the doctors or hospital. I'm expecting the same speech from the doctors though as I've had for the last 12 months that her results are all normal even though from when she was first tested her TSH is higher each time but not above 5.0 and this seems to be the cut off where they would try thyroxine. They don’t seem interested in testing T3/4. Seems I’m fighting a losing battle, but won’t give up. Hopefully Monday may shed some answers and if not, I have from Louise Warvill from thyroid UK a list of preferred endo's that I may have to explore or even private to get some answer but unsure of the cost of this.
Fingers crossed I get some answers or better still some treatment!