Hi (again).. Wonder if any one has any advice for me. Since I posted last, i've felt even worse.. desperate tiredness, (going to bed at 3pm) more hair loss (nearly 2/3rds of hair since October 2013) , suicidal depression and aching joint, plus heavy periods and a racing/thumping heart at night... (I'm living in the warm Mediterranean sunshine, shouldn't be feeling like this!) My results in March were:
Iron 18.6 umol/L(6.6-26)
FT4 - 18.3 - 12-22
FT3 - 4.6 (2.8-7.1)
TSH 3.0 (0.27-4.2)
And then in UK in April
TSH 2.36 (0.35-3.50)
FT4 - 14 (8-21)
B12 415 (130-1100)
Cholesterol 7 (normal range to 5)
I have been taking supplements and oral B12.. but I feel no better and in fact have lost more hair ... and feel even more lethargic
My question is, what do I say when I got to my Doc in UK in a few weeks and discuss all of this.. How do I stop being fobbed off with 'it's your age, you're depressed, peri-menopause" How do I get treatment and a choice in the medication? Would I be able to get Armour or another NDT medication prescribed?
Thinking back, since I've been reading these forums, i've had many of these symptoms since my teens, particularly the aching joints and was told at one stage it was 'growing pains'.. My hair started shedding in my early 20's and I've struggled with depression on and off since my teens too, could all of this be an undiagnosed underactive thyroid?
Thanks for reading