Hello this is my first post I joined a while ago but never posted I am feeling very low and very alone I was diagnosed over 3 years ago as hypothyroid but I have suspected been so for 9 years after the birth of my daughter, since then my health has gotten worse, I am at my dr's every few weeks mostly in tears, I've been suffering from migraines and fatigue which is getting worse since the beginning of this year my migraines have increased from 4 to up to 18 days a month. basically I am trying different migraine meds but keep gaining weight due to the side effects plus not found any meds that stop the migraines yet I am convinced the migraines are linked to my thyroid. I've asked my g.p for a referral to an endo been told no twice as my blood tests are normal - yet the d.r can't seem to explain to me why I don't feel normal?
I go to bed at 9pm at night, I am always tired, I have a low body temp, I have a swollen tongue, slow hair growth my hair is falling out in clumps, I am cold all the time I gain weight easily can't seem to lose weigh if I go on a diet it results in more migraines then I get down feeling a failure at not being able to do something simple like lose weight, I feel so alone, due to the migraines and the fatigue I cannot exercise which makes me feel more down, trying to stay positive but I can't see a way out I been to see different gp's, locums over the years and all I get is a sympathetic look I am forty and a single parent I shouldn't be going to bed the same time as my kids. I have paid for hormone testing and gene testing , allergy testing I was on a gluten free diet for almost 2 years I take vitamins and read everything I can on my thyroid to try and educate and heal myself as I feel so let down by the dr's . I am going to ask for a copy of my blood test results and I would like to try combination therapy but I know my g.p will say no as the token response is your thyroid is normal' anyone have any suggestions? private endo? I cannot go on like this