I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid earlier this year and have sought support because I am really struggling.
After a few months of blood tests and increased levothyroxine doses, my doctor confirmed my thyroid function was in the healthy range. This was the same 6 weeks later (a few weeks ago). The thing is, I feel dreadful.
I have a doctors appointment this coming week and I am worried I will be 'dismissed' again, like I felt last time I went and said I didn't feel any better (the doctor saying my function was fine now).
I am constantly tired. I ache in places I feel too young to ache in (constant lower back pain, hip pain, elbow pain) and feel drained. I get waves of dizziness, even when sitting, and it feels like I have a constant lump in my throat. If remotely anxious, my voice sounds crackly which it's never done before and like I am swallowing a ball of cement - not that I know but I can imagine lol). Also, I just don't recognise myself anymore; I feel snappy one minute and happy the next and I feel paranoid all the time.
I don't know if this is all related; I have seen the looooong list of symptoms and knows most of these are listed. However, I'm still feeling none the wiser and want to educate myself on this medical matter to help myself (as I don't feel 'heard' with my GP). It may also be impacting me the fact me and my husband were trying for a baby (which is how I was diagnosed).
Any advice would be great; other than being supportive I am not sure what help I can be to others, being so new. But I will try xx