Very new to all this-- in fact I only found out that I have an overactive thyroid on Monday!
I don't know any of my levels as my dr didnt say, but I do know that I am feeling unbelievably awful and not sure what to do to help that.
My symptoms are:
Very fast heart rate (130-140 on resting)
shortness of breath anytime I move, so thirsty constantly,
can't sleep well at night, but so tired in the day I can't stay awake,
Hair loss- lots of hair loss!
Muscle and joint pain all the time, brain fog and can't ever seem to concentrate or think straight!
There's probably lots more that I haven't linked with this, but I suffer terribly with asthma and lung disease, I also have pelvic congestion syndrome and chronic pelvic pain with that, so it's hard to tell what's what most of the time! But I know that the above symptoms are related to the thyroid as they have been getting progressively worse recently.
My doctor didn't want to do anything due to my existing health problems. I'm only 29 but right now I feel every second of that.
I can't see the the endocrinologist on an urgent referral until 24th April, (first available appt) which seems ages away when I feel like this!
Have any of you found any ways of helping these symptoms without medication? Even if it only slightly helps I would be ever so grateful!!
Any info would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance