Since being diagnosed with hypothyroidism 6 weeks ago and reading around, I am really confused about which of my symptoms are linked and, if so, are they being treated.
Blood test show I am menopausal.
A transvaginal scan following heavy bleeding showed I have fibroids - no treatment given
Blood test showed I had low vitamin D, very high cholesterol, on this blood test my TSH was in the normal range. I have gained a huge amount of weight, have dry skin and hair and am exhausted. Doctor tells me take Vit D supplements and wants me to take statins which I refuse as my mother had suffered from chronic muscle pain when taking statins.
A different doctor asks for another set of tests and says my TSH has moved and that I have hypothyroidism and prescribes 50mg of levothyroxine which I have been taking for 5 weeks - I am still exhausted. From my reading on here I have continued with vitamin D supplement and am now taking B12, magnesium, zinc and calcium. Is there anything else I should be doing?
Also when I look down, I feel a slight constriction in my throat which I presumed was something to do with being fat - I am now wondering if it is a goitre. Is it obvious if you have a goitre?
Also can someone give me an idea of the annual cost of being treated privately - I do not have a high income but am so fed up of feeling fat and exhausted.
Sorry for the rambling post but I am feeling slightly desperate today