Hello everyone. This is my first post on here. Just discovered you:-).
I've been suffering with a lot of symptoms since having my second baby.
My children are now 4 and 6.
I am VERY tired all the time. I do not work. I'm a full time mum. I have hair on my chin- quite a lot. I'm cold all the time. I'm very over weight - biggest I've ever been. I have very dry skin on my face and hands. I feel like I need to sleep after having a bath! I feel like I have a person sitting on my shoulders weighing me down. I'm finished by 11am - I could just sit for hours (but I can't as I have too much to do). And then at bedtime I have insomnia!!
I've had my bloods tested these were the results:
TSH 4.1 mu/L (0.3-4)
Serum free T4 level 17.1pmol/L (10.5-24.5)
Serum free T3 level 4.9 pool/L (3.1-6.8)
Serum ferritin 64 ug/L (10-160)
Ferritin comment: ferritin increases during the acute phase response.
Be great to have your comments as my GP said I'm borderline and no need for treatment.
I've asked to see another Gp this Wednesday! Second opinion!!