Hi my name is Janet I live in the UK and this is my first post, I was diagnosed hypothyroid 12 years ago and feel I have been getting progressively worse, to the point three years ago, when I completely broke down, I can no longer do the office job I had as I simply can't remember the things I need to do, don't pass on messages etc, I get side tracked very easily, I took a year out of work, but need to do something to earn money so I started decorating, but I am struggling so much! My joints are getting really bad, some days I can't even hold a cup of tea without shooting pains down my wrist. My energy levels go up and down all the time. I'm currently taking 150 mg levothyroid, 150mg Sertraline and a vitamin D. I got referred to an Endo a year ago and feel I am getting nowhere fast. He tried me on a T3 & t4 combo I did see a little improvement but he said it wasn't enough to make it worthwhile continuing so back on t4 only.
I can't go on with this, I feel like I will never be the same person I was again, I don't recognise any part of me anymore I have gained 5 stone in weight, I hate myself so much and I need some rapid results cos I just can't do this anymore.
Can anyone offer any advice on what tests I should be asking for and what medications I should be pushing for, thanks in advance