Good morning. Without labouring the point too much (because I have posted before), I was diagnosed with Primary Hypothyroidism at the same time as having a newly diagnosed Bicuspid Stenosis of the Aortic Heart Valve (which I've now had replaced with a mechanical valve and therefore on Warfarin for life). I'm now 9 months post op.
It has always been a challenge to distinguish between heart problems and my underachieve thyroid as there was always a crossover with symptoms.
I went back to my GP 2 weeks ago as I was feeling so unwell. Bloods were taken. THS levels have increased (3.75 from 1.0), but more worrying for me is newly diagnosed Stage 2 chronic kidney disease (when did I get stage one)? The GP says is nothing to worry about as I was still in range - just! Subsequently, I supplied a urine sample which shows 2+ of blood. I have no urinary infection, no frequency or burning sensation when I pee.
Everything I've read seems to suggest that I need further investigation. Warfarin should not cause microscopic bleeding. (open mind on that one)! I do not want to assume everything is fine with my kidneys if there is some underlying problem.
But I trotted back to my GP a week later because of feeling so tired all the time (along with many other thyroid symptoms), and said ''could it be because of my ferritin levels dropping'' from 177 to 43 (range 30 - 400) in less than six months. I'm waiting for B12 and folate results to return from the lab.
My GP seems so unconcerned about my very low BP of which I keep a record. It barely gets above 92/56 when I'm moving around and even lower before rising from my bed. Typical readings of 71/45, 88/70 is quite 'normal' for me. Body temp fluctuates between 34.7 - 35.8.
I hydrate well. My diet is extremely healthy and GF and I don't know what else I can do to find the energy (physically and mentally) to resume all the activities I was enjoying 2 years ago.
I feel I'm obsessing about my health at the moment, but its difficult not to worry when instinctively I feel so weird. My GP was of the opinion my symptoms were varied and vague. I suggested he might like to wear my symptoms for a trial period and see how he felt. There is nothing vague about fatigue, toes tingling, legs aching and waking with a headache and taking it to bed each and everyday.
My question is ''should I insist that something more should be done''