I was wondering if anyone out there could help me! I had a blood test and my TSH level was 3.28. I know the 'normal' range is between 0.2 and 4.2 (or something similar). I have felt awful for about 2 months and since having my blood test last month my symptoms have got worse. I am constantly tired - even when waking from a good night sleep. I have a constant headache behind my eyes and around my temples. I'm suffering with 'brain fog' and I'm finding it hard to concentrate at work. I am sensitive to the cold, with cold hands and feet. I've been shivering a lot lately. My skin is dry, my nails are flaking. I have put on 2st in weight in the past 12-18 months. I know I sound like a hypochondriac but I honestly do have all of these symptoms! I'm going to book another doctors appointment but I'm worried they'll try and tell me it's down to stress/depression etc - which I have never suffered with and I know it's not either of those things!
So has anyone else suffered with these symptoms? Have you successfully been diagnosed with hypothyroidism even though you're within the 'normal' range? Is it possible to even ask the doctor's for a 'trial' on thyroid medication to see if it makes my symptoms subside?
- just as a side note - I take multi vitamins everyday and have a balanced/healthy diet so I'm sure I'm not lacking in anything. I'm also not overweight but feel uncomfortable with my recent weight gain.
Thank you for your help