I have 'CFS' and my CFS symptoms have become horrendous in the last week (usually bad and sofa bound but now cannot walk up the road/ out of bed, sleep 18hrs a day).
Having looked over my test results and more importantly symptoms recently I am strongly convinced I am hypothyroid, hence why I have had the thyroid test done with you and am awaiting results.
My symptoms are:
-Memory loss/cognitive issues
-Put on weight and cannot lose (for about 5 months now)
-Very low resting heartbeat of 46-48bpm (use to be 65-70)
-Dry skin on hands and shoulders
-Muscle Cramps in feet (started yesterday)
I looked over my Thyroid History and it is as follows:
TSH-2.97 June 2014
T4- 15.7 June 2014
I know that you would treat based on the information on your website on my T4 level, and I have had TSH tested again this week at my GP and it has gone up to 3.47. I know this level alarms many of the thyroid community that I have read about and the fact that I have such strong symptoms too seem uncanny. I know in the US they strat treating at 3.0.
Interestingly before I was ill I used to natural bodybuild as you know from my notes and did a lot of ketogenic dieting which I believe messed up my thyroid-this was in the 6months-1year prior to me getting CFS.
What is confusing is that I had a private test done this week also, and the results are as follows:
So not only are these in the normal range (i know 'normal' is subjective) but my TSH has decreased from 3.47-2.71 in less than a week. Both blood tests were in the am taken 2 hours apart.
Has anyone got an ideas?