Hi everyone, I have read a few posts but wonder if I am even on the right board.
Since mid December last year I have rarely felt well. I had a bad throat infection mid December which knocked me for six. I barely moved off my sofa for a couple of weeks feeling so ill I did start to worry it was something serious. Exhaustion, nausea, no appetite and a feeling of being ill rather like flu, were the main symptoms, also feeling cold.
My GP gave me strong antibiotics for the throat which cleared up but I still felt very unwell. Eventually started to feel better and then got another throat infection after Christmas which again caused the same symptoms lasting a couple of weeks. Went back to work for a couple of weeks and then got another infection which started it all off again. I'm due back at work Monday and am worried that another infection of any kind will start it all off again.....I am now in trouble at work for being off so much.
My GP sent me for TSH blood test which came back as 2.5 which she said is normal so there is nothing wrong with me! I have never felt so ill! She wasn't interested. My symptoms to me seem like hypothyroidism so I told my GP that I had contacted Thyroid Uk and they said my symptoms did sound like thyroid problems and that I needed further tests. To get rid of me she agreed to send me to an endocrinologist. I am now waiting the 12 weeks for my initial appointment hoping I can stay well in the meantime.
I have scoured the Internet and keep coming back to hypothyroidism but don't see any link to the infections starting off episodes. Any ideas welcome? Thank you.