My problems are that I am experiencing the following symptoms :
Sores in the corner of my mouth
Gradual weight increase
Depression - to the point I've had enough!
Aching joints on and off
Sleep disturbances (I get off to sleep ok usually but wake 3-4 hours later)
Constant tiredness and fatigue
Because I have no thyroid I find that if I get just the smallest bit of stress my adrenals go into overdrive and I know that isn't good. I develop tremors and my mouth becomes dry. It's quite embarrassing
I had a total thyroidectomy in July 2009 and I also have CFS.
I am on Levothyroxine 50mcg daily,
Liothyronine 20mcg daily (sourced from Germany)
Evorel Conti 75mg twice a week.
I am also taking Vit D3 1000IU, Vit B12 1000ug, Hema Plex 85mg Iron.
I saw an Endo privately last October (GP wouldn't refer me) which including blood tests cost me over £800 and there is no way I can afford that again.
The blood test results were as follows:
Free T3 5.2 PMO1/L 3.1 – 6.8
Free Thyroxine 22.2 pmol/L12.0 – 22.0
LH 27.7 IU/L
Thyroid Function test Serum TSH level 0.05 mIU/L 0.40 – 5.00IU/L
Serum Free T4 level 19 pmol/L 9.00 – 19.00pmol/L
Serum vitamin B12 769ng/L 189.00 – 883.00ng/L
Serum Folate 7.2 ug/L 4.80 – 19.00ug/L
Serum Iron 16.1 umol/L 7.00 – 26.00umol/L
Full Blood Count
Haemoglobin estimation 129g/L 110.00 – 150.00g/L
Total White cell count 7.9 10*9/L
Platelet count 212 10*9/L
Red blood cell (RBC)count 4.41 10*12/L
I am so fed up with feeling this way and cannot see the point of living to a ripe old age if this is how it's going to be.
I just want to be me again
I thought that having a thyroidectomy would end my problems but it just gives you a new set of different ones.
Any advice would be gratefully received , thank you.