Hey there, I have previously been tested twice in the last ten years for under active thyroid at my own request, but have always been told everything is normal. However recently within the past 2 months my symptoms have become worse. My nan on my mothers side has the condition and her two sister have an over active thyroid.
My symptoms are weight gain....which I put down to overindulgence and also the fact that I have always been overweight my whole life but always struggled to lose weight.
Feeling low/depressed... I have previously taken anti depressants and seen a councillor which has helped but I've still never felt 'right'
Arthritis.......I have had this since I was about 5 but it always seems to flare up when I get severe tongue ulcers.....which I currently also have now and have had for at least 6 weeks. Some of the ulcers have lasted 2-3 of these past 6 weeks but it's a constant of about 3 at a time with just as they are healing another few pop up. Also my tongue has become scalloped.
I'm cold a lot of the time, whereas I've always been a hot gal, yet I sweat a lot in the night.
My vision is constantly double/blurred or I can't focus, but I have had a recent eye test and he said my vision is borderline needing glasses.
My sex drive is as low as could possibly be, I.e. Once a month
I have also suffered with post natal depression.
My nails are flaky
In the past week i have noticed stabbing pains in my left forearm/wrist
My ears over the past 2 weeks have been popping like there is water in there and struggling to regain usual sound.
Sorry for the long list, I probably sound like a hypochondriac, but each time I've been to the doctors it's almost felt like I have been wasting their time.......well made to feel like that. So before I go again I thought I would ask (in my opinion) the experts as you are sufferers and know better than most.
Thank you for taking the time to read!