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thyroid advice please

hi I'm new to the community but have been ill for a few years I was diagnosed with pernicious anemia a few years ago and take b12 also have low iron and vitamin d so take prescribed vitamins.Since that I have gained 4 stone which I have tried everything to lose but can't I have freezing feet and hands disc degeneration in neck and back brain fog mood swings hot sweats depression hair loss no eyebrows hardly no energy breathlessness and generally I'll all the time.I had a thyroid scan which showed enlarged thyroid with nodules but my blood tests are normal. My mother and grandmother both had underactive thyroid. I am 52 and feel about 80 can anyone help.

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Hi Mariamelville123,

Welcome to the group. You certainly sound hypo with all those symptoms. Did your gp tell you what the results of your tests were besides that they were ok? They probably aren't. If you can get a copy of them with the ranges (numbers in brackets) members can help you read and understand them. You can ask for a copy at the surgery, they have to give them to you. Some surgeries will make a small charge for paper and copier ink, but they are usually free. If you always get blood test results you can see how things are progressing.

If you post your results in a new post people will help you.



thanks will do that and post my results.


Barb1949 has made good suggestions. If you don't have your results to hand post them on a new question for comments.

Next time you get a blood test for your thyroid gland, make the earliest possible appointment, fast (you can drink water). When you're on levo leave about 24 hours between your last dose and the test. These hints help the TSH to stay a bit higher as it varies throughout the day and GPs only seem to take notice of the TSH and not symptoms. You do seem very symptomatic.


thank you.


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