I've been feeling unwell for a few months (well, more like over 2 years), but symptoms have worsened in the past few months.
These include: joint pain/soreness and stiffness (bones feel tender to touch, mainly upper back, breastbone, arms, shoulder blade)
severe and worsening acid reflux (ongoing despite Esomeprazole and Ranitidine)
frequent viruses, heart flutters, exhaustion after doing one activity in a day (eg going to the supermarket), breathlessness/tightness in chest (intermittent)
tinnitus, muscle weakness, weak, bendy nails
poor memory/feeling drowsy, depression, anxiety, intolerance to cold, cold hands and feet.
I know this is a long list, but it's the fatigue that's the worst part. Recent blood test results revealed low ferritin levels (8 ug) for which I have been taking ferrous sulphate for a few weeks. With regards to my Thyroid results, GP said this was 'normal' but the levels read: Serum TSH 1.15 ml (normal range 0.34 - 5.6) and T4 level 9.30 pmol (7.5 - 21.1). To me that looks like the low end of normal (maybe too low for me?). Could these readings explain any of my symptoms? Is it worth pursuing this (Thyroid issue) with my GP? I'm fed up of feeling this way and it's having a significant impact on my functioning.
I'm 37 years of age and have been on and off anti depressants (SSRIs) for at least 20 years.