This is my first post and I'm trying to understand my private thyroid blood test results. I now believe that I may have been suffering from hypothyroid symptoms for several years, but my GP has always told me that my thyroid results are 'normal'. The last couple of years the fatigue and lack of energy have been debilitating. I work from home and struggle to get out of bed, even after 9 - 10 hours sleep. Even when I do, I still feel so tired. A little bit of my background - I have anxiety (and have also suffered from depression) and have been on medication for over 20 years. I've tried to come off the medication several times over the years but was unsuccessful, so I have now resigned myself to accepting a low maintenance dose. I have recently gone through the menopause (I'm 53) so I attributed most of my symptoms to this. Also, my Vitamin B12 had been very low for years (the part of my small intestine that absorbs B12 was removed 12 years ago due to a twisted bowel). The GP only started treating me for low B12 when my level went under 170 pg/mL. It is now starting to rise and my recent blood test showed 560pg/mL.
I started taking my basal temperature two years ago and it has always been under 36C, usually between 35.4C and 35.8C, sometimes even lower. The GP wasn't interested in this at all. Some of my other symptoms are weight gain, thinning hair, cold feet, feeling really low, no motivation, the list goes on.
I am going to order a Vitamin D test next week and I have an appointment to see another GP in a three weeks time, so hopefully by then I will be more informed about my thyroid.