I've suffer ill health for yrs, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, depression etc.
Then in November 2011, I suffer a bout of Pneumonia. They put me on steroids, antibiotics and sent me home, the docs didn't even send me for a chest xray etc.
It took over 18 months of tests and 5 different docs then I got sent to see a specialist who did more tests, then last yrs I got diagnosed with Emphysema and Bronchiectasis.
I thought that was that but no, since 2012 my aches and pains have got so bad that my back locks on me and I find it hard doing anything. The stiffness I suffer in the morning is awful, some days I just can't move . My hands, feet and ankles are swollen and so is my right knee. The night sweats are horrible that I'm charging my bed nearly everyday but I get day sweats and sometimes day colds. I feel like I've got flu constantly and I'm feeling tired all the time.
My new doc that I've got has increased my antidepressants and painkillers and is sending me for these blood tests. He said that there is a possibility that I have Hypothyroidism but I don't know,