This is part introduction, part rant! I've been reading up on the forum and am so glad there is somewhere I can ask my questions and have them taken seriously. Thank you for being here!
My story is that I've been concerned about my thyroid for several years. My mum has hypothyroidism. I've had PCOS, infertility, recurrent miscarriage, carpel tunnel syndrome, depression, anxiety, glucose intolerance. And over the past 3 years I've struggled with intense fatigue, weight gain and repeated, slow to shift chest and ear infections. It has been a battle! I've got 3 small children now, so I've been pushing through but aware this depth of mental and physical fatigue isn't right. I've pushed for blood tests to see whether it is hormonal, a deficiency or, as i suspected, hypothyroidism.
On Wednesday I visited the gp, to get some test results. And I only just looked into them further this evening. I'm hoping to pick your brains over whether it's fair for me to feel upset and angry. I only remember 2 of the numbers from the last test in Feb, and I'm having bloods done next week, so I realise my information is incomplete, but I feel misled. I've been told repeatedly that my results are normal, despite my symptoms,and I've been struggling on ,and forking out, self-medicating with supplements just to survive. But, after research, these numbers seem to the stretched side of ok :
Please put me right if you think I'm over-reacting. I'm so tired of this weariness, and might be deceiving myself that there is a nice pat answer, whereas I'm actually just lazy. I'm past feeling embarrassed, and can take your honesty, so please tell me straight!