I'm hoping someone might be able to help because I'm at my whits end and my doctor is refusing to help/ refer me to an endo.
I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid 20 years ago. I take 125mg levothyroxine and my most recent blood work suggest this is still correct. However I feel completely drained, knackered before getting up in the morning, completely unmotivated- despite a head whizzing with ideas, almost unable to cope by mid afternoon I'm so tired. My legs begin twitching around 3pm and just get worse as the evening goes on- preventing me from falling asleep at least several times a week. My toes twitch involuntarily, and my thumb has just started doing the same- when I'm at rest. My memory is terrible and I get terrible "brain fog". My mood is low most of the time and any social gathering now turns me into an anxious mess- I can hardly get ready my hands shake so much. Having always been of skinny frame I am now really struggling to keep weight off. Lastly my throat fills with phlegm all day- I feel like I'm drowning at times and I have to swallow constantly or hack up the most disgusting brown goop. I have a visible (not huge) swelling in my neck .
I don't smoke, eat organic veg, very little sugar. I've tried eliminating dairy and wheat to no avail. I have suffered bouts of depression over the years, most recently as post natal depression. I have a three year old who is full on but I disagree with my doctor that I am probably this tired because of that. He says I am still suffering from an "affected disorder", i.e. depressed, and should go back on to ecitilopram.
Not only do I not think this is the right course of action I have recently read that ecitilopram disrupts thyroxine absorption, but he says that everything is within range so there is nothing else they can advise. He won't even look at the articles I took in relating depression to thyroid/ restless legs to thyroid/ and the long list of symptoms I can tick off as being thyroid related.
I just don't know what to do next!
My blood results are :
TSH: 2.15 mlU/L (range 0.27-4.20)
Free T4: 15 pmol/L (range 12-22)
Free T3: 4.7 pmol/L (range 3.10 -6.8)
Serum anti TPO antibodies >600 ku/L (range <34)
Haemoglobin 132 g/L (range 125-165) which he tells me indicates my iron is 'fine'
Can anyone advise whether these results are sufficiently 'in range' and what else, if anything, I should have tested. I am only now , 20 years on at the age of 40 realising how massively my thyroid has affected my life but as my energy levels are now beginning to affect my ability to parent I feel a fight coming on to get better diagnosed!
Many thanks in advance x