Hi. I have recently been tested for an underactive thyroid but the results have come back negative. Over the last year or so I have had various symptoms including tiredness, muscle aches and a general feeling of being unwell. About 8 months ago I started to lose a lot of hair and my scalp was itchy and had scabs all over (lovely!!). The hair loss has now slowed but my hair is still thin and scalp still itchy although not as bad since the doctor prescribed some Betnovate scalp treatment. I also have very dry, itchy skin all across my neck and chest which I scratch until it bleeds. This has now also spread to my forearms. I also have moments of confusion, where I can't remember what I was saying or doing and I am always cold. I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease 2 years ago and since then I have put on weight. I have tried to lose some but am having trouble. I am not overweight but, having been underweight for so long, I am heavier than I would like to be. I also have osteoarthritis and, for this, I take 25-50mg of Amitriptylene a day. I am also on HRT. I read a thread on here saying that this could have affected by blood test results. I wonder if anyone could advise me please? The blood test results don't make much sense to me, but I know people on here seem to understand them! My TSH level is 2.33, and my free T4 level is 12.8. My diagnosis for Coeliac Disease took 9 years and I don't want to spend another few years feeling rubbish again. Thank you for reading and I would appreciate your comments.
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.