I was at my endocrinologist today. I discussed with him my symptoms of feeling like I am about to die, I sound like a drama queen, I had to leave college early because I was feeling spaced out, the chronic fatigue symptoms have been killing me for over 2 and a half years. I am now on 60mg of T3 before I was on 4 grain of pig with 20 mg of t3 then reduced to 60mg of t3 with 1 grain of pig and my T3 levels were 7.4 roughly ( norm range 1.6 - 3) and my t4 levels were 4.2 roughly ( norm 9-21) my endo says they are within normal range and that he is not going to adjust the treatment. He says that its normal for having t3 levels to be high and the t4 to be low because my thyroid is now on its way to repairing itself, I have no lumps or problems with my thyroid. I am experiencing exhaustion, chronic fatigue, feeling faint, been experiencing chest pains recently too! my appetite is suppressed and finding it hard to eat, people are noticing that I am losing weight slowly yet gradually and my trousers are starting to slip off my backside a little more now. I am a size 22 and before i was diagnosed 2 years ago, i was a size 12/14 and shot up to a size 22 within one year!
My iron levels are high - its 202. the rest of the results I have not got the copies of them as I keep bloody forgetting - my memory is blinkin poor as hell and find it hard to concentrate and I am very forgetful too.
but the endocrinologist said you have done a lot of tests and your liver function is fantastic, all your vitamin levels are fantastic and above average, your cortisol and adrenal test that was tested in the morning is fantastic there is nothing at all wrong with your cortisol and adrenal levels! Everything seems good and it more than just the thyroid issue! your thyroid is on the mend! there is no swelling or anything like that!
He says to me that you need to see a psychiatrist - I am not saying its all in your head and I do understand that thyroid patients experience a lot of symptoms and I am here to treat your condition by your symptoms not by your labs! I feel that there is more than the just the thyroid!
I have spoken to my doctor and asked to get referred to an immunologist, so waiting for feedback on that! I am just like wtf do i do next? I am sick of feeling tired all the time and lacking concentration too - my boyfriend has paid for my education and i do not want to let him down but I am struggling with all these symptoms going on , plus the fact that I have been diagnosed with Bipolar affective disorder with borderline personality disorder.
can someone give me advice?
he also said that high iron levels do not cause fatigue!