Hi, my name is Vin and I would like to share my story with you as it may help one of you maybe progress in your fight against your thyroid.
From a young age of 11 years old I started to get foggy head, this was what I could only be describe as the feeling of your brain being asleep while you are actually awake, this would occur randomly through out my school years what with feeling tired and unable to concentrate on the class.
From the age of sixteen and working this still was the case, random tiredness and concentration with what I can only describe as mad half hours where I felt like a rocket and would joke about making people laugh.
My skin was always dry on my shins, my eyes were soar and by the time I was 17 I was 6'1" and twelve stone I thought it was time to join a gym and put on some weight, I trained for two years really hard and gained 3 stone still suffering the random symptoms of my yet undiagnosed thyroid problem.
So one morning I woke feeling sick but no t vomiting, it felt like a finger had been put on my throat by someone and it was constant, there was a taste of violent off milk in my mouth that I could not get rid.
That feeling lasted 3 months and all the Dr could say was it was acid, over the 3 months I was down to being able to eat just a roll a day, that 3 stone I had gained was gone and not once did I vomit but had the intense feeling I wanted to, this disappeared as quick as it come but would do this to me over the coming years for random amount of times along with my previous symptoms,
Come my mid twenties I started to notice another problem becoming more dominant, this was my brain struggling to figure out how to do things I could do no problem, sometimes a day or a week or two then go,
So going to the doctors and telling of my symptoms I get told I'm bored of my job and to find another.
What I don't realise is this is ruining my life ruining relationships, you don't have the energy that normal non affected people have, I struggled with my condition being mis-diagnosed right up to the point where at 36 years of age and a few failed relationships I went to the doctor and told him I was so close to not wanting to live as knowing I was not depressed but I could not struggle with these symptoms any more, for the first time he took me seriously and I had a thyroid blood test, the first came back a little high but the second concluded my thyroid was over active and relief was felt finally or so I though.
For two years I was on carbizamole but it did not work,I was struggling with
Sore whites of my eyes
Putting on weight
White deposits in my nails
Could not recognise people I knew including my ex girlfriend shopping
Low sex drive
Some thing had to be done so my thyroid was removed with radiation iodine,
I felt less confused once it was removed but 2 months later I fell over and my wrist shattered, for being undiagnosed for so long I had suffered osteoporosis and this was in 2007.
Suffering from constipation and still feeling tired with my alt levels being high 2015 saw me diagnosed with coeliac desease as well as a 3 mm tumour on my pituirity gland which is making my prolactin 220 times higher than what it should be and my testosterone is on the lower side, I have been put on a drug to lower the prolactin but I still feel tired and lack the life lustre that normal people take for granted,
So if you have a thyroid problem get your bone density checked, if your constipated or your stools are not normal go and see if you have coeliac disease ,
If you liver alts are high and you do not drink or smoke it could be coeliac disease.
Hopefully 2016 will be better.