Well the nice GP came out to see me Thursday. He was lovely and we had a big talk about how I was feeling. I explained I had fatigue building up since last May and it's now got worse. I admitted it has got worse since I was under a lot of stress so adrenal fatigue could well be the cause. He agreed. He looked at my Blue Horizon results and he agreed the TSH at 6.54 was out of range, he said 'you're right you are subclinical hypothyroid but as your T4 is 14 and well within range it shows me that you are converting and not actually hypothyroid'. He said if the T4 was low then I would be classed as true hypothyroid and I'd need thyroxine. He said if he was to give me thyroxin now then that could actually cause me to be hyperthyroid as right now my T4 is working in the body fine. He said many factors can increase TSH and stress is one of them. He said that he will monitor me closely though as I have the fatigue. He didn't seem to think I could be having many symptoms if my T4 is good, is he right? So he wasn't sure if my crippling fatigue which is my main symptom, could be caused by just a high TSH.
He was lovely and seemed to know a lot more than the awful GP I spoke to last month. The nice GP has said he will re test me at the end of March, but I am thinking I will just go with Blue Horizon to compare results, hopefully this will be ok.
He did say my anxiety is worse and I am now scoring high on the depression test, which I knew I would be because since the ground moving/dizziness started my anxiety returned and with it I became scared to go out walking as the floor moved and I felt scared of it. Also my son was badly bullied, he's 12 and he was suicidal, it was a hellish 3 months and wore me down so it could well be that i am truly exhausted now from such an emotional time. He is now well, but i had to counsel him myself and teach him how to deal with anxiety with CBT, all because the mental health team let him down. My family didn't support me so I was coping with 3 children, 1 suicidal and 1 who kept getting sick with virus after virus all winter and my husband works long hours. I was worn down and I do think it all made me depressed. I agree with him on that but my fatigue started last May and has got worse. My eyes sting every day and feel so heavy, brain fog, weak legs and the ground bouncing feeling as I walk. It's been grim.
I am trying to accept what he has said but deep down I know this fatigue is being caused by something, not just anxiety and depression.
I am wheat free now for 2 months. I am eating well, and doing light yoga and meditation. Trying to get out a little here and there to get myself back out, it's just so hard. I went on a day out Monday for my sons birthday, we were out about 8 hours. I got home exhausted but WOW yesterday I was ill in bed. I felt weak all over, dizzy head, woozy eyes, felt sick.... just generally felt rough. The fatigue was crippling. Surely not normal at all? I can't blame anxiety and depression for that lol! I didn't walk all those 8 hours either. We went to the arcades, beach, visit to my Dads. Lots of driving though.
Just thought I'd give a little update.