Hi everyone, this forum was recommend to me on another forum so hoping someone might be able to give me some useful advice.
I was diagnosed with hashimotos hypothyroidism just over a year ago aged 31 but I can track my symptoms back many years to when I was 26 (I had low milk supply with my third child despite having exclusively breastfed my previous two children but no health professional ever highlighted this as a possibility). My dose was slowly increased to 100mcg levothyroxine but dropped to 75mcg very recently. At this point I was also told I was vitamin d deficient although I had to push for tests other than TSH. I have since read on here that I shouldn't have taken my medication before the test which was in the afternoon. The results were TSH 0.01 and T4 18.1 although I didn't note down the ranges and was only told 'normal' for the other things tested.
I have always been symptomatic throughout and these are getting worse since the dose reduction. I have daily headaches, feel cold, constantly tired, a sense that nothing is 'real', muscle aches, poor immunity, weight gain which I struggle to lose, and very low mood. The worst thing however, is the brain fog and memory loss. I was once quite erudite with very good memory (never needed a diary) but now I often can't string together a sentence, will forget what I was saying mid sentence and forget important appointments etc. which is hard going with three children and their various appointments and activities!
I've no confidence left, mainly down to the weight gain and inability to speak properly, and have lost most of my friends because I never accept invitations anywhere. They've given up on me. I don't even know if I can remember what it feels like to be well. At the time I was diagnosed I was told it takes two years to feel better and that gave me hope. I told myself things would be different by this point but disappointingly I still feel very ill and at age 32 feel like my life is slipping away in a haze of headaches, pill popping, blood tests, stress and anxiety.
Is there anything I can do to improve my situation? The doctors seem reluctant to order any blood tests except for T3, T4 and TSH but I'm willing to try supplements or diet adjustments. I'm sick of being sick and waiting for this far off, ever moving point when I will feel like 'me' again. How do you come to terms with that?
Thanks if you managed to get this far.