I'm new here, I'm a 19 year old female from the UK.
For about 6 months I've had symptoms which seem like possible hypothyroidism: fatigue, depression, mood swings, cold, weight gain (from 54kg to 60kg), terrible memory, poor concentration, joint pain in my knees, lack of energy, feel very weak and faint after exercise, low libido, dry skin (mainly legs), dry hair.
I was originally told it was mild depression and possible PTSD.
However, I went to a different doctor a few months later and asked for a blood test. Results were:
T4 11.7 (range 12.6-21) LOW
TSH 2.58 (range 0.51-4.3)
The doctor suggested it was still most likely depression and referred me for talking therapy (first session tomorrow - the waiting lists are so long!). She then got me tested for PCOS because I had started vomiting on my periods. My periods started when I was nearly 16, have always been irregular and long lasting, and I have never had more than 8 in a year.
This blood test showed:
TSH 1.78 (range 0.51-4.3)
T4 12.8 (range 12.6-21)
Prolactin 1167 (range 102-496) HIGH
LH 9.4 (range 2.4-12.6)
FSH 3.7 (range 3.5-12.5)
A different doctor started me on 25mg of levothyroxine and I started to feel better almost immediately.
5 days after starting levo a blood test showed:
TSH 2.07 (range 0.51-4.3)
T4 14.9 (range 12.6-21)
Prolactin 213 (range 102-496)
Then a third doctor at my follow up said I was just anxious and fixating on possible thyroid issues as my anxiety prevented me from accepting a mental health diagnosis. I do not feel at all anxious, I have no history of anxiety (or any other mental health issues) and I have never been described as an anxious person - I am normally described as a very laid back, positive and cheerful person. Anyway, this doctor refused to renew my levo prescription as he said there was no evidence I needed it, and I am willing to accept he might be correct.
I have another GP appointment in a few weeks to discuss everything as so far none of the 4 doctors I've seen have agreed with each other about what's going on and it's making me feel a bit frustrated.
I have a maternal family history of hypothyroidism (and also MS). I am not on any contraception or medications currently. I take vitamin D supplements every day (apparently it decreases the risk of developing MS)
I basically just want to know if anyone's ever experienced anything similar and if anyone has any thoughts about all this?
Thank's in advance, sorry it's such a long post.