I wonder if someone maybe able to help me? For the past 4 years or so I have been suffering a range of symptoms, mostly weight gain, chronic fatigue, dry skin, hair loss, joint pain, muscle weakness, depression, complete sessation of menstruation etc
I have been screened for a number of illnesses, all come back clear. However I have started perimenopause which may have made this worse.
I am utterly convinced some of my symptoms are down to my thyroid, I have had goiters in them (apparently I have four!) and the doctor testing them said my thyroid didn't look 'too good' but did not elaborate!
Blood tests have revealed the following results:
Serum free T4 level - 13.700 pmol/L Normal - 9 - 19 pmol/L
Serum TSH level - 0.440 mu/L Normal - 0.35 - 4.94 mu/L
Thyroid peroxidase antibod lev1.000 U/ml Normal - 5.6 U/ml
I have been to my doctor who says, glibly, everything looks fine and I don't need help. Can someone advise me please, I think my TSH is a bit low, am I right?
Also what is this Thyroid Peroxidase thing? I am 1.000 but normal is 5.6. Is this good or bad.
I am going to return to the doctors next week and beg them to trial me on Thyroxin, just to see if this is what it is. As it is I am surviving on drinking energy drinks and taking adrefinil (a stimulant) which I buy from Canada where it is sold. Unless I take these I am completely helpless, I just want to sleep all day and I cannot function, so please do not judge me for this. I work full time in a demanding job with two kids so I need to keep going.
Can anyone advise on my test results, what do people think?
Huge thanks for any help!