This is my first post here, I'm hoping to receive some good advice, so I'll start at the beginning!!
I'm 41, from around the age of 37/38 I started to feel very "low", confusion, fuzzy head, extreme tiredness, short tempered, numb hands, gaining weight, literally felt like I was going mental!!
Went to see my GP she put me on antidepressants, have been on these since, so around 4 years.
Last June (2015) i hit rock bottom, literally fell apart, I went back to see GP, different one. She signed me off work and sent me for blood tests. The following day she called me and asked I see her immediately. She informed me me thyroid was very low...now I'm unable to give you any figures as was slightly ignorant to all this and was just great full someone was going to make me feel better!!
Since last year i have been taking 100mcg of thyroxine, although at first my symptoms improved, for the past 9/10 months I have been feeling awful again, but worst of all I have gained 2stone in 12 months!!! Even though I am now practically starving myself the lbs just keep adding
I went back to see the doctor last month had blood test, again not sure on results as I'm so low and fed up again I just wanted to hear him say he'd get me fit and healthy. After looking at the results GP said he'd up my thyroxine by 25mcg so I'm now taking 125mcg a day.
But why oh why do I not feel any better, I'm so tired, ratty, confused, moody, miserable, fat, depressed....I could go on and on!!
I just need someone to tell me what's going on, how can I keep taking medication but never feel better?
We can't afford it, but my husband and I have talked about borrowing money so that I can go private.
Any advice would be wonderful...I have also booked another appointment to see my GP again next Friday.
Thank you and regards