Hi, I have a lot of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. I have suffered on and off from depression for ten years but in this time have also been to see many people about my back and shoulder pain thinking it was unrelated. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Symptoms include foggy brain, lack of concentration, inability to wake up, feeling cold- particularly cold hands, IBS, sometimes terrible aching all over, ache in throat.
Recently I was encouraged to look into the possibility of a thyroid problem. I was told by the doctor that my symptoms were all a result of my depression but he would do a blood test anyway.
TSH was 4.2 (range- 0.08-4.2) I then moved area and a very lovely doc agreed I may have subclinical hypothyroidism and agreed to do further tests. This time my TSH came back at 1.75 and so the T3 and T4 were not tested as it was considered normal. I insisted that I was ill. I suggested Hashimotos and said that based on my symptoms (which fluctuate up and down) I think my TSH probably fluctuates wildly as well. I had another blood test and the doc specifically requested T3 and T4 tests. I have been away and was unable to pick up the results yet but I do know the TSH was 2 this time. Do any of you have any thoughts or advice?