I am new to the forum so this is my first post.
As a child I used to go to Great Ormand Street hospital in London as I was told I had an underactive thyroid and that I am blind in one eye as a nerve didn't connect at the back of my eye. They used to monitor my height, weight, they used a pincher thing that measure fat around my belly area on the side. They also had a range of beads to monitor the size of my testicles. At the time I was offered Levothyroxine for the rest of my life but I remember my mother refusing this as she said something about a drug that pregnant women used to take and it had various side effects, think my mother may have been over cautious.
That was when I was a child.
Now I am 32 and have always felt tired, really cold more than others around me. my legs and feet feel like ice all the time. Sometimes when I have baths I get out the bath and sweat for about an hour after until im cooled down. Even when attending job interviews I tend to get really sweaty with it running down my forehead. I struggle to get to sleep at night aswell, sometimes it can take me 2 hours to fall asleep. I partly blame this due to back pain im suffering with at the moment though.
The doctors say my TSH is within range being 0.5 to 5, mine is 2.59 and that my throid has fixed itself and I do not need Levothyroxine. I am due for another blood test tomorrow. I did notice out of all the result one red figure and that was Cerotone at 8.9, doctor said that just may mean I been a bit unwell.
I feel there is more to this as my dad dies at 39 of Ischaemic Heart disease and coronary atherosclerosis and his dad (my grandad) died of myocardial ischaemia and coronary atheroma (unsure of his age). I have read that Grave's Disease can cause heart issues.
Any help or suggestions would very much be appreciated as this is a worry on my mind. I have had a recent heart CT and they said my calcium score is 0.