In October 2017 (3 months after having my 3rd child) i was suffering with joint aches & inflamation
it got so bad i was struggling to walk, my gp sent me for a rheumatism test which came back negative but flagged up extremely low vitamin D levels, so i was given 50,000units to take per week for 8 weeks and should go back for another blood test to ensure they had gone back up.
however after recently finding the packet i muat have only taken 5 weeks worth & didnt go back.
3 children keep me busy so i forgot.
fast forward to january i was still feeling exhausted and fatigued all the time & exceptionally low.
but put it all down to my baby waking up early.
by the end of february i started struggling with low mood & extreme anxiety / intrusive thoughts.
i was rediculously shivery / cold
no appetite, always feeling sick, agitated & shaky.
it was all put down to Ocd which i was diagnosed with in 2015 when my daughter was 2. i was also told by the duty mental health team that i also had post natal depression & was started on Mirtazapine 15mg and recently had this increased to 30mg (17th April)
a friend of mine recently suggested getting my vitamin / iron / thryroid/hormones checked because she says i have a number of symptoms consistent with thyroid issues.
constantly fatigued/ no energy even after a good night sleep
joint aches especially wrists, knuckles, knees, hips
muscle weakness (always feeling like ive been in the gym all day every day)
Constantly feeling cold
Numbness & tingling hands especially down the outside of my hands & litter fingers
Nails all have vertical ridges
anxiety & depression
My doctor has requested a blood test but with so many people saying theyre being told the bloods are normal im worried.
is it a possibility? my youngest is only just coming up to 10months.
thanks for any advise