Hi I am new here. Desperately in need of advice.
10 years ago I started getting ill, sore joints, tired all the time, depression, being cold, difficulty with brain stuff. It was suggested I had fibromyalgia, it wasn't properly diagnosed at the time, but I was treated for it ie high dosage of anti depressants. About 3 years ago I was on the net researching it and found out that the coil I had might be causing some symptoms, so I got it taken out and things got better, was back to myself. Lately I started getting cold again and the last 2 weeks my joint pain has appeared again with a vengeance. I went to the doc today and he said the fibro was back. I asked for my recent tsh levels, normal at 1.7. I asked for t3 and t4 to be done, but he said no as tsh were normal. Am I just clutching at straws wanting it to be thyroid !! I can't and won't live with 'fibro' again and I told the doc that. Am not living thru all that again, doped up on anti depressants and making plans to give up work and live life like a cripple.
Please can anyone give me hope that it could be thyroid and what I should do.