Hi I have just joined this forum after a very bad day at the GP and it has really upset me and doubting myself, I hope it’s ok to share.
I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid in 2013 and I have not been feeling well for about 10 years beforehand. Parents have said I have had nervous breakdowns because of feeling unwell all the time and I felt so bad I had to be off work for ill health. Turned out I had hypothyroidism with elevated antibody levels. My GP and endo have since been treating me like a mental patient and after a long time of being on levothyroxine my symptoms have never been liveable and I have fatigue, headaches, heavy periods that drain me, dizziness and tinnitus and joint pain for 20 years. Last month I came over incredibly dizzy during a heavy period and I am now getting this dizziness sitting. I feel unbalanced and dizzy, legs feel achy, I feel fat even though I am not. I lost my late teens, twenties and early thirties to this illness and I am so upset I really feel like I want to cry. I just feel that no one I know understands what I feel. I am taking 50mcg levothyroxine. Any advice is welcome.
Thyroid peroxidase antibody 475 (<34)
Thyroglobulin antibody 355.3 (<115)