Hello, I've literally stumbled across this group after searching my symptoms in a desperate attempt to get to the bottom of why, at the age of 47, I feel like an old woman. My symptoms are getting progressively worse and I feel as they are so numerous my GP doesn't know where to start. I've been taking omeprazole for years for chronic acid reflux and an endoscopy a year ago ruled out a hiatus hernia. I'm bloated, putting weight on, have chronic oedema of lower extremeties which is debilitating in hot weather. I now notice my hands swell too. My other symptoms are: tiredness, aches and pains, joint stiffness esp hips and knees, bilateral tennis elbow, shoulder, neck and arm pain, awful night sweats, muscle tension, headaches, tiredness, insomnia, brain fog. My muscle aches are now interfering with me being able to do simple things like do the zip up on my boots or get the water filter from the fridge shelf. I get up in the morning and literally feel like I've been hit by a bus and hobble to the bathroom. It was a bit of an epiphany last night when I read that my symptoms collectively could be a sign of low thyroid. I just feel like a hyperchondriac keep going to my GP with a list of random, seemingly unrelated, symptoms. I'd really welcome any advice about where to start, experiences of other pre-diagnosis symptoms and anything else you feel would help!! I'm spending the day in bed feeling lousy, aching and with neck and shoulder pain from what feels like a trapped nerve. Thank you in anticipation 😊
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