Hi I'm looking for bit of advice as I seem to be coming to a blank with my GP's..
Having been admitted to hospital with severe fatigue and severe facial swelling, I was discharged with no known cause, a few day later the swelling is so severe it is now affecting my breathing and tongue is swelling ! I am re admitted after a blackout period (I was awake but no one home so to speak) tests show my kidney function is failing.. More specific tests done and I am diagnosed with being grossly hypothyroid with a TSH of 178mu/L (0.40-5.50mu/L) FT4 of 2.4 pmol/L (11.5-22.70 pmol/L) serum creatinine 119umol/L (59.00-101.00umol/L) serum cholesterol 9mmol/L (3.00-5.5mmol/L) I am put on 125mg levothyroxin and 40mg of satin ...
That was 3 mths ago, my blood now apparently read "in the normal range" however although my swelling has gone down I still am suffering extreme fatigue and a multitude of other symptoms suggesting hypo .. I feel as though I have a scarf tightening around my neck and constantly lifting my chin to try to relieve this feeling..
Was sent for a scan (ultrasound) due to swelling felt in neck .. Person who performed my scan said my thyroid measured at the top end of the scale, was very dense, and had lots of small nodules and had a nodular shape to it..
Just received a call from my GP with the results and another GP has reviewed the scan report and noted "all normal no further action" !?! The GP who called (prior booked telephone appointment) has looked at this and commented that she has never dealt with a nodular shaped thyroid so cannot comment ! Other than it's normal !!
Sorry to rattle on but a) is this normal b) might the fact that I'm suffering XYZ point to the fact this is not normal... I'm contemplating going private to see a specialist as I am just hitting a wall..
Please does anyone have any advice ...??? If I have another doctor who says I'm normal again or it's now stress I will go nuts.. I'm getting stressed now simply because I'm getting no where ..
Rant over lol any help or advice very very welcome