Hi everyone! This is the first post I have put up but have been looking at your posts for a while and have seen some fantastic advice so thought I would see if you can help me too?
I was diagnosed around 3 years ago at the age of 23 with and under active thyroid after years of complaining about tiredness weight gain etc… it was only when I threatened to go anorexic that they did the blood test! Now I don’t know what the original results were as I thought (stupidly) that the doctors knew what they were doing… Anyway they started me on 25 mg of levothyroxine and I had regular tests and I apparently stabilised at 125mg of levothyroxine, although I didn’t much if notice any change in tiredness levels still aching and generally feeling unwell but thought I would feel better eventually.
It’s now 3 years on and I’m feeling worse than ever I have been to the doctors 4 times in the last 6months or so saying about this and they took more bloods in sept of 2013 and said they were all normal but not sure if they are doing my T4 and T3 separately and I have seen that there are other hormones/vitamins that may be low due to my thyroid which I doubt they have checked.
I’m also wondering how common do you guys think it is that the adrenal glands aren’t functioning properly when having a thyroid problem? Only asking as I had a very stressful childhood and adolescent years, and still have plenty of stress in my life now!
I have got some of the results of my blood tests that I can post up later although they were taken in 2012 and 2013. In 2012 my THS was 2.4 and in 2013 it was 1.9 but I’m pretty sure I took my medication before both tests as they didn’t tell me not to.
I just don’t know what to ask my doctor tomorrow ? I want to ask him to do a more comprehensive set of blood tests but not 100% sure what I should be asking him to check, I am sick of feeling like a hypochondriac all of the time.