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Undiagnosed Symptoms

Hello everybody, I'm new to this forum, and I really need help.

I've been sick for one year without a successful diagnosis, my symptoms are: extreme fatigue with brain fog, light sensitivity, weakness in extremities, lately my hands get gripped and my ring finger is twitching all day.

Could somebody help me?, some ideas of what could be affecting me?

Thanks in advance, David.

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Hi, davjul, welcome to the forum.

Are you trying to get a diagnosis of hypo? Have you had an labs done? If so, post the results here, and people will be better able to help you. :)

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For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4, TT4, FT3 plus TPO and TG thyroid antibodies.

Plus vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12.

Essential to test thyroid antibodies, FT3 and FT4, plus vitamins

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and ideally fasting. This gives highest TSH and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

If antibodies are high this is Hashimoto's, (also known by medics here in UK more commonly as autoimmune thyroid disease).

About 90% of all hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto's. Low vitamins are especially common with Hashimoto's. Food intolerances too, especially gluten. So it's important to get tested.

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I felt the same way, very similar symptoms. They failed to diagnose me because of normal TSH...I had to take things into my own hands, good luck with that.

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