I've been following a few forums for a while but have never posted.
I'm at my wits end and don't really know where to turn next.
I've been going to my doctors with the same symptoms for about eleven years and have spent most of that time being fobbed off with a diagnosis of depression, iron deficiency, stress etc etc
My symptoms are fatigue, dizziness, brain fog, poor memory, always cold, eye sight disturbances, always tired, hair loss, but no weight gain.
I finally relented (even though I knew the diagnosis was wrong) and went on antidepressants. I was on them on and off for about two years but they made no difference.
Finally, after continuously go back to the doc, I was sent for a full spectrum blood test in June that showed I had thyroid antibodies ( though everything else was just about within the normal range). I was put on 50mg Levothyroxine-took these for a month and saw no improvement in symptoms. Got a repeat prescription and, through sheer desperation, increased my dose to 100mg without telling the doctor. It still made no difference.
I've just got results back from another blood test and my doc said I'm now hyperthyroid and is reducing my dose to 25mg. He did not check for antibodies this time.
What do I do next?
I've been sick for so long that I just can't keep going on. Sometimes I don't feel like it's worth it. I can't seem to get my doc to understand how serious it is.