For the last few months, I've been suffering from a lack of sensation in the balls of my feet and toes. I thought it was maybe that I was suffering from type 2 diabetes, but then I read that others have had this and it's been linked to hypothyroidism. Since reading that, I've realised that I may have other symptoms that may be due to this as well. I've been feeling tired for a long time, but first put it down to years of night shift, then a hard, stressful job. Other little niggling symptoms as well. Arthritic fingers, lots of headaches, weight gain that I'm finding it difficult to lose, difficulty in concentrating, repeated viral eye infections, lack of interest in doing things (cooking or eating healthy, gardening, housework). I wouldn't say I'm depressed but a general feeling that life is over and it's all down hill from here coupled with the feeling that I'm falling apart. Pins and needles in my hands that the GP put down to Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, loss of strength in my fingers. Blurred vision (may be due to the viral infections), I've made an appointment with my GP, but can't get in for two weeks for a routine appointment. Meanwhile I'm left wondering if what I assumed was me just being lazy and old is something else.
Any thoughts on this please?