Hi I am newly registered, thanks for letting me join. I am not here to self diagnose but just wondering if there is something my GP is missing that I should know about.
So I am 28 years old, female and have had symptoms in varying intensity and frequency over the past 20 years or so, even when I was a child. I was diagnosed hypothyroid in 2011. Please see symptoms list below:
tired all the time
bloating when eating certain fruits, vegetables, bread, pasta, wheat
ulcers in and around mouth and on tongue when eating bread, pasta, wheat
tired and wired
looking pale and ill
heavy and painful and clotty and irregular periods
bone and joint pain
low pulse about 40 - 50 beats per minute
low body temperature about 34 - 35.9 degrees Celsius
swelling in neck - ultrasound confirmed goitre and enlarged thyroid gland with hypoechoic lobes
flaky and splitting nails
I have had so many tests done, no idea where to begin with them or which ones to post so here are my previous labs. GP tested my thyroid function last Fri and I have been told over the phone that they have been flagged up again as abnormal, presumably undermedicated yet again if my symptoms are anything to go by.
I have already had my GP ask me if I am stressed or have possible IBS, endo has written in letters to my GP that I have general anxiety disorder.
I like to think I have come at the right time because 2018 is going to be a big year for me, major changes in my life with marriage and possible pregnancy (while I am still young). My GP and endo seem to be letting me down and I know I can be better. I want to be better. So I want to be the best I can for my friends and family. My mum has a progressive illness and doesn't have many years left (she is 51); my dad has been told by his doctors that he has a very short life ahead of him due to his lifestyle and I want to be well enough for them to see; that way they can live the final years of their lives seeing me happy, healthy and with a good life ahead of me.
Thank you in advance.
OCT 2017 (175mcg levothyroxine - taken 2-3 hours after food and drink and only drinking water)
Serum TSH *5.6 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Serum Free T4 13.8 pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0)
Serum Free T3 3.7 pmol/L (3.10 - 6.80)