I have M.E., but about 18 months ago developed symptoms which my doctor was immediately convinced was a thyroid problem (hypothyroid, I think). My tests came back normal and I think he had done a thorough test as he showed me two numbers. He was so convinced it was thyroid that he said even if my results were just within range, he would have treated me, but they were good in fact.
My problem is, these symptoms have not let up: I physically shiver and shake and my teeth chatter at the slightest bit of cold. In fact it doesn't even have to be cold, I was like this even in the Summer months when my boyfriend was pointing out it was 23 degrees! Last night I had heated the bedroom well, but my feet were cold, I put some bed socks on and an extra blanket, but my body still kept shivering. I felt so utterly exhausted, but palpitations and aching stopped me from getting comfortable. My jaw then started to tremble with the cold and my shoulders shivered so badly, it was like they'd gone into spasm. Yet it really wasn't cold temperature wise, it just seems to be me.
I had gained a stone and a half in weight when I saw the doctor last year and that has stayed about the same. My feet still get very painful and swell up and I have plantar fasciitis, another reason he thought I had hypothyroidism. I also have weak wrists and he thought the onset of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. My periods have long spaces between them and are very light, this is worrying me. My cognitive functioning is shocking and I am constantly forgetting things, dropping things and not even realising. At it's worst, my family have found my possessions down the street and I didn't even realise they were missing! Sometimes I feel like I am falling apart and break down and cry. I am just so exhausted.
I know I had vitamin D deficiency last year, but have been taking supplements for a long time now. I know my bad cholesterol is higher than it should be too, but my Dr. thinks this is genetic rather than dietary.
What I would like advise on really is does anyone know if this could still be thyroid? I am willing to get tests done privately if necessary. I am desperate. Or is it all related to M.E.?
Thank you for your time in reading my post, advice greatfully appreciated,