Hello everyone, I'd like to send you all my best wishes because I now know how awful this feels.
I am now 52, had been gaining weight, having what felt like drops in blood sugar, increasing cholesterol and repeated anal fissures and sluggish bowel for the last 3 years. GP sent me on weight loss scheme and prescribed various laxatives.
My body suddenly 'crashed' one day in January this year- I felt very weak, shakey on the inside, weird dizziness and foggy brained and spent a week feeling horrendous, then went to my GP.
Blood tests showed:
TSH 6.79 (range 0.27-4.2)
Free T4 13.7 (range (10-21)
After I protested I couldn't be left feeling so b awful he prescribed Levothyroxine 25 (he wanted to wait and re-test in 3 months)
After 4 weeks I felt a tiny bit better, had blood re-checked (fasting, early, no meds) and result was:
TSH 3.65 (range 0.27-4.2)
Free T4 13.9 (range 10-21)
Of course GP stated results are in range! and refused to increase my levothyroxine. GP thinks there must be something else making me feel so unwell!! Thanks to reading your sanity saving site all these weeks I think its being hypothyroid making me feel this way.
I've now had private Free T3 done: 3.9 (range 3.1-6.8)
What the heck should I do now please!!