I've been battling some really debilitating symptoms for the past year. They started after a long-term battle with severe anxiety/stress. At first they resembled 'adrenal fatigue', i.e. I was getting low blood sugar attacks, thirsty all the time, tinnitus, nausea etc.
After a while, things got much worse. I had the symptoms of hypothyroidism like low temperatures, feeling cold, peeling skin, rapid weight gain etc.
A doctor checked my TSH and it was 3.3, but my FT3 and FT4 were completely ideal (can't remember the numbers but they were high in the range). My RT3 was high. I also had low Vit D, B12, normal Ferritin but low iron etc.
Over time, my symptoms have gotten so much worse and a lot are neurological. I always feel like I'm on a boat, I feel like I'm going to fall over when I walk, I have to hold onto the shower door to steady myself, I can't leave the house, my legs feel heavy and useless or like jelly sometimes.
I did have some thyroid antibodies but they were in range. I also had an ultrasound that was normal.
I found a doctor who said I probably have subclinical hypothyroidism. He started me on NDT and worked up slowly, but even the low doses crashed me severely (I felt too fatigued to get off the bed).
This is terrifying to me because no one really believes me, or they're saying it's anxiety, which is bollocks! I am 30 years old and can't walk around my own house anymore without holding onto the walls.
I am wondering if this is all in fact hypothyroidism. I had my TSH etc. checked 4 months ago, so am wondering if I should do the panel again. I am just so weak and can barely get up anymore, so even getting out to see doctors is impossible. I wish I could be admitted to hospital but my doctor just referred me on to a psychiatrist, who I will see next week.