For the past two and a half years I have felt "rubbish" since the birth of my second child. I thought initially that it was just a new mum thing. But things have got worse. I lost the weight easily (two stone) following the birth of my daughter and have always been very active going to the gym five times a week, yoga and a personal trainer. But things have got worse. In September 2013, I quickly gained 2 stone, for no reason. My other symptoms, pins and needles in hands and feet, extreme fatigue (late morning onwards), extreme coldness (i sleep in a tracksuit and use a hot water bottle at work), losing my hair, dry skin especially around my eyes, painful and weak wrists, sore achy bones and painful feet, hoarse voice, sore throat (constantly), no sex drive and feel like I am walking around in a dream have been steadily getting worse and I began to realise that this is not something that is normal.
My partner and parents told me to make an appointment with the Doctor. I have had a number of blood tests (FBC, Vitamin B, Iron, Thyroid etc). I have just got back home after receiving the results and have not gone in work as I am so upset. She said they were all fine (my Thyroid reading was 2). She said that there is nothing a GP can do and she wanted to give me presciption strength painkillers and suggested I increase my exercise (I already do an hour every morning before work) and lose weight. She told me not to come back. I find that so patronising and I am so upset. I am at my wits end.
There is a strong genetic link of underactive thyroid - my mum, her sister both have it as so did my Grandma and Great Grandma. I have already had two years of hell, do I really have to live like this for the rest of my life?
Hoping you can give me a sane perspective on the situation as all I am feeling is dispair and anger.