This is my first time posting on HealthUnlocked (bit nervous) but I've reading for a while and everyone is so helpful on here so, I was wondering if anybody can give me an insight as to what's going on with me.
I'm a 33 y/o female. I'm 5'3", 48.5kg and haven't been feeling well for a while.
Last August, I started to feel off and went to Drs in September. She found slight anaemia on my bloods due to low iron even though I have a good and plenty diet. She also tested my B-12 and Folate which she said were normal (didn't see actual results). She prescribed me iron and the matter was resolved very quickly in my bloods but I still feel bad and, more recently, worse.
So, I went to the Drs the day before yesterday with symptoms of shakiness, fast heartbeat, skipped heartbeats, extreme fatigue but unable to sleep due to heart going mad, sweating when feeling warm but FREEZING when feeling cold, breathlessness, weak muscles, increased hunger with no weight gain, lump feeling in throat (she noticed a slight swelling but didn't feel it), sore, gritty, achy eyes but optician says all okay except for slight astigmatism in left eye, fingernails are dry, ridged and seem to be pulling away from nail beds or nail beds are shrinking on ALL fingers, and tingles in legs and hands.
She noticed my shaking hands and immediately took my pulse, bloods, and prescribed me 40mg propranolol to take twice a day. She ordered an ECG for next week and then told me not to be surprised if I get a call the next day (yesterday) saying that I'm hyperthyroid. Results came back and I'm not hyperthyroid.
They have been checking my thyroid consistently for years but it was only recently that I started to ask for my results to be printed out for me.
March 2014: TSH 0.67 (0.35-4.5)
September 2014: TSH 0.63 (0.35-4.5)
And yesterday my results are: April 2015: TSH 0.68 (0.35-4.5)
I thought perhaps hyperthyroid was a possibility because I've been a skinny bean all my life when the rest of my family have trouble keeping weight down. I've always been on the go too, always have to be doing something lol.
She also ran a FBC and results are all well within normal ranges, except my MCHC and MCH are both marked elevated, and my Haematocrit is right on the bottom of the range. LFT's are very good (I don't drink alcohol at all) and so are U&E's.
Could this be another deficiency of some sort causing all these symptoms or something else? And, is it worth paying to have a full thyroid panel done?
Many thanks and sorry it's so long!