I've been posting here since last summer about my battle with my gp to wise up that I had a thyroid problem. I spoke to him in March and he said if my thyroid tsh jumped any higher in May then he would agree to start treatment.
You all know I had bloods done in August last year on the nhs.
TSH 5.35 (0.35-5.5)
FT4 11 (7-17)
I went private with Blue Horizon in January and ...
TSH 6.54 (0.27-4.2)
FT4 14.8 (12-22)
I then had a re test done 7 weeks later in March and my
I had a repeat done yesterday with medicheck and I just got my results and broke down crying.
Tsh 9.28 (0.27-4.2)
So it's a life of thyroxine for me. I've had the worst 6 months. I've been ill with chronic fatigue, weakness, anxiety, now agoraphobic mostly thanks to how ill I've felt, hair loss but the worst has been the fatigue. I've 3 children and it's been so hard. My husband is my only support as I've no family. It's been the hardest 6 months of my life and my gp just kept saying I was fine but in March he finally listened. I have energy crashes if I over do things. Even yoga can send me into a cfs type crash. He told me I've now also developed cfs with how I crash and have to rest so much.
My mum has hypothyroidism and he knew this too. I've no antibodies so that's fine. Last summer I had low b12 and low ferritin which I've had all my life pretty much. I'm 36 and am so upset. I've such awful anxiety I'm terrified of having a nasty reaction to thyroxine so I'm scared my life is about to change as I'm sure I will be on the Meds by Friday. Any reassurance re starting Meds would be great.
I can't stop crying. I'm shocked how fast it's jumped. I am silly and read a high tsh but normal t4 and t3 could signal a pituitary issue so I'm worried what if gp is going to treat me for hypothyroidism and it's something else. He seemed puzzled my ft4 was so good.
My life has fallen apart this last 6 months. I'm often off balance and feel the ground moving, chronic fatigue, body weakness, high anxiety and now I'm losing my eyebrows. I've not gained weight and I'm not cold. I'm not depressed either as scored very low for that but my anxiety is sky high and I now can't socialise all due to how ill I've been and how long I've been at home. I do the school runs and that's about it during the week. I'm very hard on myself too worrying I'm letting my children down as other people get ill and carry on with work and socialising.
Sorry for the self pity post. My husbandsaid I should be happy because at last this is going to get sorted. I speak to my gp Thursday morning, I've booked a phone appointment.
Thank you for all your support.