Yup. 38 over here. Feels like I'm 92 (like I even know anyone who's 92, but you get what I'm sayin!)
I'm type I diabetic since the age of 5 years. So I'm used to the battle of ones body. This thyroid just seemed to come outta nowhere and right when I was working on major projects (podcast book, law practice, travel...) now I've been just working and sleeping. And when I have insomnia I'm on the internet learning, talking with people here, and trying to figure all this t3 t4 NDT Nature Throid Armour vitamin d vitamin b blah blah blah out. I've always been conscious of high eating and keeping track of several body mechanisms, it's just this is new and in addition to a major disease I already had.
I understand being strangers on the internet and all, but if you don't mind my asking what region or state do u live? If it's texas I can let you know who I've seen thus far. The hardest part for me has been finding a doctor who isn't a prick or a doctor who's staff are at least half human.
Well even though thebsyntoms are vast and sometimes scary, they come and go. What happened with me was they would come and go and then suddenly I had several at one time, the. They went back to individual or maybe two at a time. My point is, even feeling unwell, your body will cope - meanwhile use what energy you have to find help. It can be overwhelming.What I have been doing in that regard, especially because I'm a crier when I'm dressed, I've been taking deep breathes when I feel the need to cry or feel like no one understands. I've been doing deep breathing becaus my face and legs are filled with fluid and crying makes it worse and makes my eyes hurt really badly, as I've also had optic pain on my right eye and distorted vision - not diabetes related, but Thyroid related. To a stranger I look normal, but for people who know me, it's obvious. Looks like I'm gaining weight in body fat. But it's myxedema, a form of muscle enzyme leakage that cause fluid rentension. It used to be the main symptom used to diagnose or consider hypothyroid before the advent of the now, often battled, TSH test (which tells jack about what your thyroid is doing, just that it works, but not whether it's working efficiently).
Anyway, I've only been on this site about 3 weeks, if that. But I've been in deep thyroid research since around August 2016; and doctor hunting since December 2016.
No you're not alone. Not at all.