Hi everyone so sorry if someone has posted this question before. I have been borderline for underactive Thyroid levels since 2004 . Didn't know only when I was really poorly and went with a whole page of symptoms and pleaded with my doctor to help me.
He looked at me as if I was mad. I have CMT but this was not related every time I have a problem I get oh it could be your CMT which I knew it wasn't. Anyway I was agitated , and in so much pain and tears. Couldn't believe he asked if I wanted a sedative to calm me down. (Probably needed it though )Well that was the final straw and I practically screamed at him saying I was ill and not depressed and would he please listen to me. His face was a picture I couldn't believe I did it. Any way he took blood test urine samples etc . Turns out I had a kidney infection and was put on antibiotics very quickly. He phoned bless him to see how I was and promptly told him no better and that I was still agitated, cold and that I had a swollen tongue etc. two days later he phoned to say my thyroid was very low.
Outcome was he gave me tablets to correct it. And have been on them for five months, I have just had another blood test so I asked at reception for a copy of the results. She just said your TSH is 3.7.
I am still feeling very cold irritable etc. before I see my doctor would like to know where I am in the range so I can at least ask sensible questions ie would these symptoms ease on a higher dose and not just to be told my test is normal. Any help really appreciated. Another coincidence is I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005. I wondered if there could possibly be a connection to the thyroid.
Sorry it's long winded but just found this site on the web.