Hi I'm new to this site and have been suffering from fatigue, weight gain ( worse in the last 6 months) I've gone from being just under 10st to nearly 13st in 18 months with no change in diet. I have 4 kids so can really do without the constant fatigue. I work full time as well. My symptoms over the last 18 months in no particular order,
Apologies feeling like I am about to choke and feels like I have a constant lump in my throat and it looks swollen, dry itchy skin that is worse on my feet, pain in all my joints, no sex drive whatsoever. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, blurry vision, dry mouth despite drinking 2ltrs a day, really heavy periods coming every 15 days. ( just diagnosed with fibroids) ridged brittle nails , hair resembles straw no matter how much conditioner I use. Mood swings, increased urination, bloating, constipation, either too cold or too hot no happy medium, restless legs but can feel like lead weights. Also keep getting what look like blood blisters on calf, low pulse, dizziness when I stand up too quick and last but not least sleep it takes ages to come despite being absolutely bone tired but I don't feel like I have slept at all. I am 42 but feel 102! I was reading through some of the posts on here and oh my I'm like a walking advert for underactive thyroid. I actually plucked up the courage last week to go back to the doctor and explain everything that I have been feeling. She was fairly understanding and has ordered blood test with thyroid mentioned on there saying unknown presentation not sure what that means. Plus ferritin, B12 and a load of others on there. I wish I had discovered this site before I went for the blood tests. I think it is safe to say I have hit rock bottom with how I am feeling which is why I have ended up here asking anyone if they are suffering the same. I live in Wales so we have the joy of long wait lists and unhelpful docs. I have had a blood test last year which came back "within normal range" so being British I left it at that.as I said earlier I want to feel normal and healthy again.
Many Thanks L.