I would very much appreciate some advice & opinions. I have been feeling unwell for some time with a variety of symptoms all of which I now feel could be thyroid related, having read up on it a little but I worry that I am being paranoid as googling health issues tends to make you!
I originally went to my doctors primarily for back/neck/shoulder pain but I also felt terrible tiredness & generally unwell. I was referred for Physio & after a number of unsuccessful sessions referred back to my GP to get blood tests to check for any underlying issues such as rheumatoid arthritis. No rheumatoid factor was found but it did throw up really low Vit D levels, elevated TSH (I didn't get a copy of the results but from memory I believe it was around 7.5) and T4 just within normal range.
I was put on high dosage Vit D tablets & told to come back for another blood test in 3 months. After a couple of months they took me off Vit D although they never did another Vit D test. The second blood test showed a TSH level of 5.12 mu/L (0.35-5.5) and free T4 level of 13.0 pmol/L (10.3-22.7) - no further action required.
Meanwhile I was also referred by the Physio for Clinical Assessment & sent for an X-ray. They found a mild scoliosis & arthritis in my neck. None of the Physio has helped so far & whilst I possibly felt marginally less tired whilst taking the massive doses of Vit D, I am now back to square one in pain & so very tired all the time.
There are many other symptoms I hadn't given much of a second thought to until I started reading up on hypothyroidism... My hair is thinning at my temples which is now getting difficult to cover, I'm often cold when everyone else seems fine, I often fall asleep when I get home from work, I feel hungover (tired & foggy) most of the time despite rarely drinking, glands in my neck (under my ear) are tender & I sometimes get a weird clicking in my neck when I yawn/swallow and I think I have IBS symptoms too to name but a few. I feel like I am 36 going on 80 and going mad with it. I have all but given up every activity I used to do, I never have the energy, it's all I can do to keep on top of work tbh & I've already gone down to 4 days.
I have a doctors appointment Wed but I'm not sure what to say, I always leave feeling like they think I'm being a hypochondriac. From what I've read these levels are borderline, could my thyroid be responsible?
All thoughts and advice welcome... Thanks.