Hi, I am new to this community and not sure of dos/ don't. Hypothyroidism is in my family (on the female side). My grandmother and mum both developed it in later life and my daughter was diagnosed when she was 11.
For about 2/3 weeks I have been feeling a bit 'off', just not right but not able to put my finger on it. The following symptoms have started; unable to tolerate cold, constantly cold extremities (hands,feet,nose), exhaustion, flu type feeling over whole body in muscles. A few months ago I was having carpel tunnel symptoms in both wrists/arms, which settled. I have also had thinning eyebrows (outer edges) for about a year. I have had a headache every day for 8 days now and over the last 4/5 days my asthma has been playing up, not enough to use an inhaler but the feeling like I have an upper respiratory cold/virus. For a few weeks I have also been loosing my voice completely, having to clear my throat and over the past few days I have a niggling throat. I keep saying I feel although a virus is hanging about me but not coming to anything or getting better. I feel lethargic and where I usually buzz about that everything is taking such an effort. Some of the symptoms are odd and the best way to describe the overall feeling is of having a virus hanging about me.
I have ordered a thyroid test from a reputable online pharmacy as I can't get to the doctor for 2 weeks, due to work shedule. I also wanted to ask if it would be risky taking my daughters thyroxine for a few days to see if I improve.
Any advice, help or reassurance would be much appreciated.
I feel like I've aged 20 years over the past 2 weeks.
Thank you in advance.