Wondering if anyone can assist me, since Christmas I have felt like my thyroid has gone rogue, I have put on a stone, fatigue has returned, brain fog, constipation, floaters in my eyes on some days and crystal clear vision on others, muscle ache and tenderness, anxiety, itchy scalp, dry skin, generally just feeling lousy. With a new symptom of a dry mouth, it's very strange, it comes on suddenly and lasts for a few hours, and craving salt....
So off I went to the docs, who refused to acknowledge it was thyroid and instead wanted to change my contraception from the depo to the hormonal coil, I settled on the mini pill instead. Now I must admit my anxiety has really calmed itself a few weeks after the depo ran out, but I still have all the other symptoms.
First set of bloods showed tsh at 1.61
Ft4 at 23.00
Ft3 at 3.8
And gfr kidney levels at a concerning 65...which I obviously found a tad concerning, reduced ibuprofen, salt, increased water and started eating loads more veg, results come back on Tuesday
The problem I'm having though is trying to explain how I know it's thyroid when my bloods indicate hyper, the doc was even talking about reducing me from 100mg levothyroxine to 75mcg every other day!
I've asked for full thyroid bloods (to include rt3, which the docs and nurse both deny is a test they can do) antibody test, another kidney function and a cortisol test (saliva -also doesn't exist so I have to make do with blood) and I get the results on Tuesday.
I have had a rather turbulent past year with lots and lots of stress, so I'm trying to make allowances for that, but everything smacks of thyroid, I intend to start a low dose of dhea to try and pick myself up as it worked wonders last time I was stressed, and possibly selenium to see if that helps.
A very long winded post, but I wanted to be thorough, any advice on dose, supps, what to do next, or anything would be greatly appreciated