My son who is 27 years old, has survived cancer twice. He now suffers from fibromyalgia. As know one in our local hospital specialises in this condition, I took him down to London to Guy's to see a specialist. It has really proved to be a waste of time, all that he did was check his vit D, which was low and prescribed Vit. D. His hair is falling out in places, he is constantly tired, and his blood pressure is too high, he has dry skin, and I think he may have an underactive thyroid, which I suffer with. His cancer consultant at the hospital asked for a thyroid check to be done and because his TSH level fell into the normal range they wouldn't test his T3 OR T4. Because his TSH is normal does this rule out thyroid problems?
We are trying to wean him off a drug called Gabapentin which he takes four times a day, I looked at the side effects and saw it could be the cause of his high blood pressure. I have fought and monitored all his health problems because I've found GP's are useless. He was diagnosed with cancer at 18 and that was because I took him down to A &E because I was sure there was something wrong, he had been going to his GP for two years, she hadn't a clue even though he had classic signs of Hodgkins Lyphoma, by the time he was diagnosed through my intervention he was a stage 3. So far he hasn't had a life, he has lurched from one problem to another, I think they now are discovering that chemotherapy long term, on younger patients causes lasting long term damage on the body leading to other medical problems.
Should I pursue the thyroid test for T3 and T4, sorry to be so long winded but I am so desperate for him to lead a normal life free from pain, fatigue, infections etc.