Hello! I'm new here
I was hoping for a little guidance - I went to see my doctor a few weeks back to have my b12 tested, as it's been up and down over the past year. My b12 results came back as normal - however my thyroid came back as 5.5. I was quite shocked, and didn't quite take in what the doctor was telling me, or get my full results. The doctor said something about my brain/thyroid connecting - and how my brain is working overdrive meaning my thyroid is probably actually more underactive than it seems. Not sure how he got this from a blood test? I called after and asked for my full results, but was told that I couldn't have them over the phone, and that I would need to make an appointment with the doctor.
My symptoms over the past few years have fluctuated a lot, they have included -
Low mood/lack of interest
Nervousness/constant butterflies in belly
Random insomnia stemming from adrenaline rushes when trying to sleep
Frequent/loose bowel movements
Face burning up/getting very red for no reason
Hypoglycemia (resolved by eating sugar)
Brain racing/can't concentrate on simple things i.e watching tv
Impossible to put on weight
Hair comes out in handfuls
I do also have endometriosis, and currently have a cyst on my ovary which i'm hopefully being scheduled to have removed soon. I was so shocked to find out that my thyroid is underactive? It showed up at overactive a few years back but then regulated itself. My doctor has said to book in for 3 months to be retested, and offered nothing to ease the current symptoms.