So after years of suffering (started 9 years ago!) with this ongoing thyroid problem, high TPOab, high esr and high c-reactive protein, the GP referred me to a rheumotologist. Had the appointment yesterday and feeling it was pointless.
My symptoms are weight gain and unable to loss weight, excessive sweating, intolerance to temperatures - keep going hot and cold, always tired and can't sleep properly, pain and swelling in my neck and left shoulder, heart flutters and pain, inability to concentrate, severe acne and i'm now on the borderline of becoming aeamic.
The rheumotologist told me that I possibily have a tear in a muscle in my shoulder and has referred me for an ultrasound! Said the reason I am always tired is due to the swelling and pain in my shoulder muscle. She didn't even want to take bloods, didn't want to know any family history or anything! Wasn't even interested! I convinced her to check my thyroid bloods, esr, complete blood count and vitamins.
The consultant told me that my esr is high because I am overweight and that its not signficiant. Is this true? Also that my High TPOab of 200iu/ml (0-50iu/ml) is nothing to worry about.
Just struggling with daily life and need to get to the bottom of what this is. Hate waking up everyday feeling like I haven't slept, with my neck throbbing, cold hands and heart flutters!
Any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks