Sorry to post asking this but I need some reassurance that this is the normfor hypothyroidism.
Last summer it started as horrible fatigue that then turned into an off balance walking on a boat feeling. Muscle weakness especially in my thighs. Crippling fatigue, sometimes a low mood, tearful and anxiety. I also have crashes where if I do too much I crash and burn for days with the symptoms I just mentioned and will be in bed poorly. On Saturday I took my daughter out alone to the duck pond for an hour. It was lovely. Sunday I was in bed with crippling fatigue like I'd be drugged with a sleeping tablet. I felt weak and had a horrible dull headache. I call those days a crash.
Day to day I function with medium level fatigue, weakness, brain fog.... but then some days like today it's close to a crash where I feel so exhausted I cannot put it into words and on those days I feel high anxiety and don't go out as I can barely function. It makes me so anxious and this is my problem. I get afraid I will collapse and end up in hospital. It has all been a huge trigger for my anxiety and agoraphobia. I rarely go out alone as I feel so grim.
My tsh last summer was 5.35 (0.35-5.5) and ft4 11 (7-17) gp ignored my fatigue branding me anxious. By January tsh was 6.54 (0.27-4.2) ft4 14.7 (12-22). March tsh 7.51 (0.27-4.2) and ft4 15.8 (12-22). I was tested 2 weeks ago and tsh was 9.28 (0.27-4.2) ft4 15.7 (12-22). Gp prescribed thyroxine 25mg. I've been taking it about 11 days now.
My gp thinks it's all just the hypothyroidism and chronic fatigue syndrome. Can anyone tell me if I'd really feel this bad with levels that I have?
Also someone inboxed me suggesting i have adisons disease. It absolutely terrified me, I have anxiety so please noone inbox me suggesting new things lol!!! So I'm now scared incase it's that as my friends friend crashed her car and died during adisons crisis and it's always been a fear of mine. So the last few days I've been worried what if it's not hypothyroidism.
Sorry I just feel so upset today. It's my sons birthday tomorrow and I don't even feel well enough to bake him a cake never mind take him out tomorrow. He will be 14 and he deserves such a special day. I feel I'm letting him down being so poorly. I also have to face my family who I do not really speak to. My mum and sisters will insist on seeing my son. They cause me great anxiety. My brother attacked my husband and myself 4 years ago and I cut him out my life, my family resent me because he is ill. Since then we barely speaks so seeing them makes me very anxious and makes me dread all my children's birthdays which is a shame.
Sorry to offload. I've been so alone with all this hypothyroidism testing. My gp told me in January I just had cfs as my thyroid results were normal as my antibodies were negative. It's only because of you all here I kept testing. My gp also said you don't need testing first thing in the morning, and it'll be high in most people in the morning. I got my tsh of 9.28 at 7am recently. I've been left dealing with this myself with no support, very ill having to take care of my family. It's been tough. Feeling sorry for myself today and having a little cry. Sorry to post offloading.