Hi, I am looking for opinions and experience please.
I have been experiencing extreme fatigue, brain fog and muscle/joint pain as main symptoms for probably 2 years. I got a 'diagnosis' of chronic fatigue syndrome about 8 months ago. I recently had a blood test which showed that I have iron deficiency anaemia and so I am on iron tablets. I am also on sertraline as I am getting a lot of anxiety...I think from trying to maintain work and life whilst feeling so utterly shite.
I also recently had my neck scanned as I have a couple of lymph glands which have been hard and prominent for months and night sweats and itching and leg cramps at night. The consultant said my Lymph glands are normal but my thyroid is enlarged and has nodules. He said this is not significant and is a normal sign of aging
I had my TSH tested, to check for HYPOthyroidism. It is 0.35 mIU/L (normal 0.27-4.2) so my GP not worried
It seems too much of a coincidence to me that I have an enlarged nodules thyroid gland, very low end of normal TSH and the symptoms I have. I asked GP to do T3 and T4 as I know someone who was HYPERthyroid with paradoxical fatigue. GP said it would be extremely unlikely to be hypo or hyper with normal TSH. Also said lab don't like to run T3 or T4 as they are not useful tests.
I used to be a veterinary nurse. Hyperthyroidism is common in cats and T3 and T4 are always run routinely along with TSH. They are very useful tests for cats! Are they really not useful in humans?
Thanks for reading, that was a bit of an essay. I'm really REALLY fed-up, and am considering paying for private tests