Hi I'm Sue . I'm 55, menopausal, have depression and an under active thyroid.
Unfortunately all 3 have similar symptoms! So hard to know what is causing my problems. I am very low, I've had a lot happen recently, including 2 bereavements. So obviously the depression is a big part of it. I am so very tired. I work as a self employed domestic cleaner, quite a physical job. I work around 20 hours a week. I've recently taken a week off but it doesn't seem to have helped. I can't afford to keep taking time off. I've just had my anti depressants increased. Yesterday I had a blood test to test for cortisol and vitamin levels. I recently had a thyroid test, was told it's "normal". Readings were serum free T4 : 16.9 and TSH 0.46 . I've read that we don't test well for this in the UK. In the states it's much better. Obviously I need to wait for my latest blood results but I'm getting to the end of my tether. I suspect my adrenals are shot! I'm currently on 125 of thyroxine. Any help or advice would be gratefully received. Many thanks