I had an operation to remove right side of my thyroid in December 2015 as I had a benign nodule. My doctor tells me that my thyroid function is normal. I also have fibromyalgia but I am convinced I have an under active thyroid as I am always cold, have gained nearly 2 stone in a year, tired ,have trouble sleeping, my muscles ache, all over , suffer from constipation. I have IBS . I have gone through the menopause. Last few months my tummy has been very distended , I have been experiencing shortness of breath, feel bloated all the time my hands, ankles, knees and legs are puffy . I am always needing to pee. Latest bloods showed my liver was slightly enlarged my GP prescribed omeprazole but didn't seem to take much notice about my weight gain. I have always maintained my weight around 9 stone 4lb give or take a few pounds. I have gained 11 lb since Christmas my diet has not changed I am getting concerned about the amount of weight I have put on and the tummy distention I am experiencing, I have been taking photos of my tummy on a weekly basis to show my doctor but my last visit to Doctor surgery I got a locom and wasn't given much time to discuss my symptoms.
I was prescribed gabapentin but stopped taking it as I didnt feel any improvement on pain, y doctor prescribed pregabalin also no improvement.
Is there anyone who knows of any other tests that can be done to check thyroid function or what can be causing these symptoms?