I am looking for some guidance. I need to go to the drs and get sorted. I want to be knowledgeable so they don't fob me off but not sure where to start.
I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid at about 16/17 when a bulging eye and goitre was noticed (later found out it was Graves but don't remember being told that at the time).
I had my thyroid removed at 20 and started on levothyroxine (it was either that or radioactive treatment and I was due to start teacher training).
Currently aged 38 and on 200 of levothyroxine which is the same dose I was on when pregnant. It was dropped to 175 when baby was young but put back up last year (I think). That was the last time I was at the drs asking for help and was fobbed off.
Due a blood test so going to arrange that for school holidays so I can do the early morning blood test (as advised on here).
I have stomach issues (IBS?) which prompted me to take a food intolerance test. I avoid things listed but can still have flare ups regularly.
No libido - don't think it would bother me to not have sex again.
Feel angry and irritated a lot but also depressed/couldn't care less.
Full time teacher and mum to 2 year old so life is stressful.
I'm always cold and lethargic, constantly snacking to keep myself going and anything too physical wipes me out! I can do swimming but long walks make me very weary!
I usually fall asleep easily (if I've been at work/busy) but always wake up at 4/5am and never feel rested enough.
Surely life is not supposed to be this rubbish??
Thanks for listening x