I have been having problems with chronic fatigue for year that has been put down to depression. I no longer suffer from depression, but the fatigue is still here. I also have polycystic ovary syndrome. I have a family history of thyroid disease, auto immune disease, diabetes, heart problems and cancer.
My existing conditions do not seem to explain my symptoms which includes unexplained weight gain, extreme fatigue, food sensitivity, muscle and joint pain. I'm struggling walking and going up and down stairs (my vitamin D result may explain that). I also haven't had a period since October 2016.
I have been told by someone that suffers from thyroid disease that my TSH should be closer to 1 which is the optimal figure and my free T4 is too low. Having read up, the vitamin D deficiency, high cholesterol and thyroid results could indicate thyroid problems,
I am seeing the GP this week. Should I be asking for additional thyroid tests? What advice do you have? Could it be Hashimoto's?
Thanks so much!