Hi everyone, I am really at a loss of what to do in light of my recent testing.
For the past year I have suffered from full body swelling- even my tongue is swollen, (myxedema) rapid cognitive decline, extreme fatigue (cannot get out of bed until afternoon), almost asthmatic breathlessness(correlates with severity of myxedema). Thinning brittle hair, panic attacks, depressive episodes which seem to coincide when the other symptoms are more extreme. Low body temperature. Muscle weakness.
Looking back, I have definitely had unusual symptoms for many years. Mainly being mild depression and anxiety, and fatigue. It seems more likely I have been struggling with thyroid issues for a long, long time. However, my tests don't seem to reflect primary hypothyroidism.
These are my most recent results:
Tsh 3.5 (0.3-3) High
Ft3 4.1 (2.4-4.2)
Ft4 2.1 (0.7-2.5)
TPOab 34 (0-150) 70-150 borderline
morning cortisol (saliva) 3.6 (3.7-9.5) low
Noon cortisol (saliva) 2.3 (1.2-3)
Evening cortisol (saliva) 1.3 (0.6-1.9)
Night cortisol (saliva) 0.9 (0.4-1) High normal.
However the hourly graph reflects the night cortisol as average.
DHEAS 7.2. Range for age 20= approx 10-27. So low. (Average is 16 for 20 years).
Estradiol 0.7 (0.5-2.2) I'm male so I heard it should be on the lower side?
Testosterone 104 range for age 20= approx 87-180. Average is 125.
Blood spot was taken at 9:55
no1 saliva at 9:40
no2 saliva at 12:37
no3 saliva at 17:25
no4 saliva at 21:40
I really feel so ill, and I am close to having to drop out of university for the second time if I don't get treated really soon and I am become more reclusive by the day.. However I am very confused by mainly how the Tsh is high while the Ft3 is at the top of the range. Since I am highly symptomatic I gather this suggests I have cellular resistance?
If i cant get treated soon I was tempted to try T3 which makes me feel uneasy but I really feel desperate as I have felt unwell for years now. I also can't afford to quit university again.
Hope everyone is well and sorry for the venty message haha,