Ok sorry for the long list but here are my hypothyroid symptoms.
My TSH is 3.4, my Free T4 is 15, I am negative for Thyroid Peroxidase antibody levels - T3 and other antibody test not done as yet.
Not on any thyroid meds.
These tests were done in May 2015 and I am now taking supplements - My B12 is low at 433 . My folate is low at 5.9.My Ferritin is low at 26, my Vit D level is 47.
I'm suffering from excessive tiredness all the time just having a shower tires me out and I can't seem to get myself going till 11am.
Weight gain - I've put on 2 stone in a year despite eating a mainly low carb, high protein, high good fat diet.
I've developed pins and needles recently in my left hand and fingers. I've been suffering from bouts of insomnia and poor sleep patterns, severe loss of libido, had an attack of candida after a really heavy period a few months ago, hoarse voice, constantly having to clear my throat, have had this for years! Muscle locks particularly in my neck and shoulders, constantly cricking noises. Joint stiffness in particular my knees. Low basal body temperature, consistent in the 35's on waking, sometimes even below that!
Feeling dizzy and nausea a lot of the time. Intermittent tinnitus (had for years) but ears also feel blocked.
Scalloped tongue - this freaked me out as never noticed my tongue much but read something on here and went to the mirror to check my tongue and yep scalloped! Dry mouth, lump in throat sensation, feel very mucusy in my nose as though I have a cold when I don't.
I've always had crap eyelashes and frequently lose them. Luckily my hair and nails have not been affected.... yet although my nails suffered for a period of time last year when they went very brittle.
I have a dry scalp and some dry patches on my skin. I've had a yellow pallor to my skin in certain places and have tended to bruise easily. Despite a stringent cleansing and exfoliating regime, I have some nasty spots on my face, always at the sides of my face.
I suffer from severe migraines and pressure headaches a lot of the time. For years I believed I had menstrual migraines as they occured with my cycle. They are still occuring but now seem to happen at any time and are more severe.
I've suffered from intermittent back pain and wrist pain.... at one point I thought I had carpal tunnel syndrome however it came on suddenly and went away suddenly.
Again intermittent but I've also suffered from an intense, itchy sensation on the soles of my feet, comes out of nowhere!
Recently, I've developed alcohol intolerance - I can literally have 1 glass of wine and my head is swimming!
Abdominal distention - oh yes, I can look like I am easily 6 months pregnant side on.
My fat.... no I don't have rolls of fat that you can pinch, I have that lovely fluid thing!
I did have an episode of high blood pressure last year which has now got back to normal.
I am a walking advert for menstrual disorders - I've had all of them. I have been told I am peri menopausal which could account for this so I have gone from having a very normal 28 day cycle to now having cycles of 3/4 months in length, not ovulating. My last period lasted for 2 weeks but was very scanty, the period before that was normal in length but so heavy, I actually thought I could be having a miscarriage.
Vision - I am short sighted but all of a sudden last year, I needed my glasses to look at the TV properly, I have poor focus, dry and gritty eyes (suffer from blepharitis) and blurred vision.
All these physical and very real symptoms are now having an emotional effect on me.... I feel old, fat and ugly, I don't want to go out, I don't want to socialise, I feel social apathy, I feel like I've lost enjoyment and fun in my life, like my sparkle has gone so yes I do feel depressed but not because I am depressed in myself, I'm depressed due to feeling like crap!
Where my symptoms don't fit the typical hypothyroid checklist is that I feel warm most of the time. I have to kick off the bed covers in the night, I feel warm, my hands are warm.
I've not suffered hair loss or nail issues, they seem to grow fine.
I've had issues with sugar/salt cravings which have eased by taking a Magnesium supplement.
With all these clinical symptoms, how can a doctor just say no don't think it's your thyroid.... if it isn't my thyroid then please tell me what it is! I want to be well again... I want to go out and feel well and enjoy my life!