I've been struggling with my health for two years and have now been off work for three months. After a handful of tests, my GP has diagnosed chronic fatigue but I am not convinced (I suffered from it for two years in my early twenties and had a much more limited number of symptoms). My main symptoms are:
muscle/nerve pain (particularly neck and shoulders)
joint stiffness and swelling (jaws, neck, hips, knees and ankles)
dizziness / lightheadness
poor short term memory
tinnitus and ear pressure problems
poor circulation in legs and arms
sore stomach and irritated digestive system
I initially had the following blood test results:
PTH 1 (2.1-7.9)
Adjusted calcium 2.08 (2.2-2.7)
Vitamin D 53 (25-170)
Personally I was surprised that my calcium and vitamin d were on the low side as I've been prepping my body for fertility treatment with high dose supplements.
My calcium was retested twice and was 2.24, then 2.27 (big increase in milk drinking after first low result).This led to the diagnosis of chronic fatigue.
Not convinced that my GP has explored all avenues, I ordered a private thyroid panel and vitamin B12 test.
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 114 nmol/L 59 - 154
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 2.64 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2
FREE THYROXINE 17.2 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0
FREE T3 5.0 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8
IMMUNOLOGYTHYROID ANTIBODIES Thyroglobulin Antibody *124.7 IU/mL 0-115(Negative)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 5.5 IU/mL 0 - 34
Vitamin B12 was bang in the middle of the normal range.
I have a history of thyroid disease in my family. My mum became hyper in her mid 60s, my grandmother hypo in her mid 40s. There is no history of parathyroid disease and there is very little net information to support my low results (I've not had neck surgery). Something is obviously not right with the low pth and the thryoglobulin antibodies, but my GP is not moving forward on this at all and has been very dismissive when I've stated that my TSH level isn't ideal either.
Any advice and suggestions would be really appreciated.