Hello wonderful people - please could I get some thoughts on my TSH levels please, so I am armed & ready to fire when I see the GP next week!
3yrs ago I was diagnosed with overactive thyroid - I had multi nodules in my neck & was told by the endo that I either had the op to remove my thyroid or RAI. I was feeling very unwell, as I was also recovering from pneumonia..so I went for the RAI.
My paternal grandmother & paternal cousin have both had thyroid problems too.
Since then, yearly results have shown that I am within the "normal" range - I now realise from this site, that there is no thing such thing as normal!
In December I had a hysterectomy, as I had endometriosis & it was also discovered that I had a fibroid & benign cyst. About when I should have been feeling recovered from this major op, I was feeling even worse - complete brain fog, exhaustion, flu like symptoms & boarderline depression - really from feeling so rubbish still. My Gyna put me on Hrt - Oestrogen only , as endometriosis feeds off progesterone. Anyhow, Gp, at my request, on 23/3 checked TSH & it was 5.9 (0-5) she said I was only just over the normal & put me on 25mg thyroxine. After 2 weeks I self medicated & upt it to 50mg, after advice from this site. My neck has felt sore&lumpy like I have mumps - Gp sent me for a scan, which I had 2wks ago & still no results..
I've had follow up blood test & TSH results are now apparently "normal" - 4.4(0-5) but I feel far from normal, eyes are swollen & vision is odd, not as tired as I was, but I am definately not right. Everything seems to be a battle with the Gp, I have learnt more from this site than from the GP, when I mentioned possible adrenal gland fatigue, due to all the illness I've had over the last 10yrs, she laughed at me.
Apologies for the ramble - feeling tearful atm! I am due to return to work after the easter holidays, I work as a Teaching Assistant in secondary school/academy & I really don't know how I'm going to manage it.
Thanks to you all in anticipation