Hello, this is my first post. I am feeling quite unwell and too tired to take in a lot of the information on this excellent site, just discovered by myself!.
My first symptoms of hypothyroidism showed when i was about 17 (this is with hindsight of course!) Puffy hands and feet, always cold, tired, very irritable, quite mentally unstable at times. I always remember a woman colleague looking at me and saying 'Your face is getting fat.' I was about 8.5 stones at the time so a weird place to initially put on weight. I was not diagnosed until I was about 30, this after paying to see a psychiatrist as I became convinced I was insane.
I am on t4 only and despite never really being free of symptoms, I have never been referred to a specialist. I was on 1.5 mcg eltroxin for years. Had one test where TSH high and dose reduced to 1 mcg. Now on levothyroxine 1 mcg per day.
I have never been tested for B12 or any of the other tests mentioned in several posts (please see question below). I have not eaten meat for the last ten years although I do eat fish occasionally.
Recently had breast cancer and now on Letrozole and two Calcium/D3 tablets. I am just so fed up of pain and feeling so down and depressed with a lingering dread and anxiety. I feel I have to fight every day to try and be a 'good' person and be grateful for how lucky i am. I am not starving, homeless,etc......I bought a dog and walk every day to make sure i keep trying and lessen the pain caused by the letrozole.
Just received reminder to go for thyroid function blood test. Have you any advice as to what other tests may be useful for me to request?
Sorry for long post and any help would be so gratefully received, thank you.