I have had my thyroid checked as part of a full blood test before IVF. Results: TSH 10.6 FT4 10.6
I am symptomatic despite my consultant stating these results wouldn't be causing my fatigue.
My symptoms include: exhaustion, feeling constantly cold, swollen ankles, occasional blue/tingly feet, dry skin, long menstrual cycles, painful, long periods, irritability, hair loss at the front on my head, flakey scalp, brain fog, morning dizziness, feeling hungover every morning (don't drink), constant tinnitus, cold hands, poor memory (forget what I'm saying as I'm saying it), zero motivation, weepiness, catching a cold every month, arm weakness (when doing my hair for example), hand cramps, muscle aches, joint pain, infertility, late ovulation, roll neck jumpers make me feel like I'm being strangled (I used to wear them all winter)... There's more but I can't remember them right now (standard lately)
ive had symptoms for years but over the past few months I have declined rapidly. I'm struggling with day to day life.
My fertility consultant has written to say they'll test me again in 6months. I can't live like this for six more months! I assume he still thinks I'm going to do ivf in March- I daren't with results like that. My body doesn't feel right.
Friends and family keep telling me I'm 'stressed'. And to not 'stress'. It's not that I have more stress than usual, it's that I'm struggling to manage the stress- which I used to be excellent at!
I have a GP apt on Friday, what do I need to say to be taken seriously?