Hi everyone, I’m new to this site and after reading lots of posts feel I have some learning ahead of me.
I visited my GP 2 years ago because I was constantly tired and had suddenly developed a loud tinnitus in my left ear. It was a while since I’d been checked for my high blood pressure which I’ve had for 10+ years and taking meds for. I had a fasting blood test and was referred to ent at my local hospital.
I was told by Drs receptionist that blood results were normal but was never told what I was tested for, stupidly I didn’t ask,
ENT found I had lost partial hearing in my left ear and sent me for an mri because apparently it’s unusual for that to happen in just 1 ear. After a lot of worry I was told they didn’t find any cause.
Since that time my tiredness has worsened, I have developed irregular but very heavy periods, much worse pmt, disturbed sleep, very dry skin, hair falling out plus a range of other symptoms which I thought were probably the onset of menopause so went back to Dr to discuss hrt.
The young lady Dr told me my last blood test showed raised cholesterol but not high enough to need treatment and did more bloods including THT? (I think that’s what it was on the form).
I had a call from her a few days later to say my TSH was 5.03. She explained it could be hypothyroidism and should retest in 3 months.
Having read a lot now about something I previously knew nothing about and discovering that my sister is going through exactly the same as me with TSH 5.85 I am wondering if I should push for tests now. I’d like advice on what I should do now to make sure I get the right tests etc.
Sorry for the long post but would like to know what I’m facing .Thanks 🙂