Hi all, I wonder if anyone would give me some advice?
I'll give you the story
Back in January 2013 I started feeling ill, very, very tired even after a 10 hour sleep etc.. I went down hill rapidly and by April I was getting the following symptoms (not the full list but the most troublesome!):
Lightheaded and dizzy
Pins and needles in the lower half of my body every time I moved
Feeling of a lump in my throat and tightness around the neck area
Lack of motivation and concentration
Bumping into things
Digestion and bowel problems
Balls of my feet feel swollen and very sore
The doctors carried out various blood tests including thyroid and all came back normal apart from vitamin D. When I started taking vitamin D and my levels started to go up I did feel a little better but still didn't feel right.
The pins and needles and the double vision disappeared although my eyes feel very tired and blurry at times but all the other symptoms remained with the added symptom of my hair falling out.
Apart from the tiredness, digestion and bowel problems and the balls of my feet which are with me permanently, the other symptoms seem to come and go.
My thyroid function test back in April was TSH 0.9 (ranges not known). My vitamin D is now normal at above 75 nmol.
My questions are
If this is a thyroid problem would all the symptoms be present all of the time, am I barking up the wrong tree?
My doctor will not do a full thyroid check on me i.e. t4, free t4 and free t3 because my tsh is within the normal range he says that this test is only for people who have been diagnosed with a thyroid problem.
He has said that all my symptoms relate to stress, I did state that I'm not stressed but I know something is not right and his answer was 'you must be stressed otherwise you wouldn't keep coming back!' Brilliant!!!
I really don't know where to go from here as I know something is wrong but just can't get to the bottom of it.
Any advice would be great