I took my Mum to see a naturopath last week and he was concerned with her kidney levels and hypothyroid symptoms, she is on T4 levo. But when I got home I looked at my test results and got very worried as they are only just above my Mum's and she is 92, I am 59! She has CKD.
My symptoms are frequent urination at night 4-6 times and very clear with no colour. Bloodshot eyes in the morning, puffy, tired, very stiff, difficult to even get my socks on. Tinnitus, aches and pains, leg and foot cramps sometimes when I lie down, palpitations, creaking and grinding of back joints and neck. I have tight groin muscle/tendons and find it difficult to even move my feet more than 2 feet apart. I can't even get off toilet without pulling myself up. Muscle wasting, cellulite, looking much older than my friends the same age, dry, saggy and crepey skin, hands of a 100 year old, bad memory, restlessness at night and difficult to get to sleep, waking at 3pm and find eating half a banana helps me get back to sleep. Not thirsty but feeling peckish all the time. My eyes don't recover quickly from bright lights and I am having to wear glasses now. My nails are strong although lots of lines going up the nail. I can't straighten my toes. I don't drink alcohol and try to eat healthy. I have to take 3 magnesium a day and 2 potassium tablets to feel well.
The receptionist said I had weak kidneys so when I went into the doctor and asked about my kidneys she just said it was normal with low thyroid, I didn't think anything of it as she didn't seem concerned at all. I take Thiroyd 2.5 grains spaced out, 1 first thing, another lunch timeish and half late afternoon. I had a heart attack in Jan 2014 and they couldn't see anything wrong apart from mild leaky tricuspid valve which they said a lot of healthy people have and it could have been a blood clot due to a lot of stress that day.
May 2016 results -
Ferritin 56 (12-230) in May 2016, Ferritin 63 in Dec 2015
Folate above 20 (4.6-18.7)
B12 above range
Serum free T4 9.8 (12-22)
Serum free T3 (4.4 (3.1-6.8)
TSH 1.67 (0.3-4.2)
Serum creatinine 93 (44-80)
GFR 54 (60-90)
Folate above range
serum alkaline phosphatase 109 (35-104)
May 2015 result -
Serum Thyroid Peroxidase AB 195.8 (0-35)
serum creatinine 81 (44-80)
GFR over 60.
Any advice would be appreciated please, I feel so weak and feeble, I used to compete at orienteering, windsurfing and jet skiing so I was strong and fit before I had my children.