Last August I had a hemi-thyroidectomy for a large goitre, since then I have not been feeling at all well. I kept returning to my GP as I spent weeks laid up feeling so tired and barely able to climb the stairs without having to lie down and was permanently cold. I then started with a gluten intolerance. After three months of backwards and forwards of 'normal range' test results I eventually convinced them that I needed to be put thyroxine as my TSH was at 4.480. When it was tested long before I was dignosed with a goitre it was at 1.4. I have been taking the Thyroxine for nearly ten months and feel like I am going backwards. I have been reading up and talking to my GP about T3 and even paid for a private blood test, these came back as 4.1 and yet again have been told that I am within 'normal' range. I now am suffering from migraines every five weeks, weight gain, sensitivity to cold and extreme fatigue, I have been in bed for the past three days and struggling to keep my eyes open!!!
Please can anyone let me know if they think that I am on the right track or if I am barking up the wrong tree!!