This is the second time I've posted now, but I've had a really rough few months and it's come to a head.
I've recently had my thyroxine higherd from 75mg to 100mg after persisting for a month to my GP I need another blood test.
I've seen 4 different doctors and they all have different opinions on what medication I should be taking but not one of them can help me with my symptoms.
I've had an underactive thyroid for nearly 4 years now and my life has been hell. I know there are far worse off in the world who suffer, but my life has changed so much I cannot function anymore.
I have pains in my legs that just do not dissappear, I've questioned whether it is my combined pill, had a doppler scan and ct scan (previously spitting up blood but no sign of clots). Most days I can't pick them up they feel like lumps of lead.
I have pains in my chest from day to day and they put it down to stress and costochondritis, bearing in mind the only thing that stresses me out it constantly feeling ill and exhausted. I have a brilliant support network from my family and friends and luckily a great job.
I've been on iron tablets 3 x a day for 2 weeks as my GP says it's borderline but may need treating. My B12 is normal, apparently, but my cholesterol is 'sky high'. Everytime I ask for a print out of my results I never get them! I take 1,000 units of vitamin D and I've always suffered with acid reflux since I was 13 (endoscopy confirmed this). I'm on the combined pill because I have very irregular periods, every 2 weeks, due to scarring from appendix operation over my right ovary.
I am 26 years old and feel like I am an old frail lady. I don't have a social life as I am always too ill to do anything. All I seem to do is cry and feel sorry for myself and end up panicking and having anxiety attacks because I feel so ill.
Please, anyone who is suffering the same, am I going insane or are these legs and chest pains due to the underactive thyroid?
Apologies for the long post