Hello been told by drs I have autoimmune thyroiditis.....which has caused the hypothyroidism.
Lately I've been feeling very physically achey hands and feet hurting and very cold.
I also feel like I have some blockage in my throat and sleeping like more and more but even with this sleep (and trust me I try to get awake at normal times, etc) I struggle to stay awake during the day and feel mostly in a daze.
According to my last bout of tests I should be in normal parameters. Dr is talking about a referral to a specialist.
Anyone had this for above?
Dr also suggested time off my work - at the moment I've said no because quite frankly I can't afford it as much as I could do with the time off because I'm so tired 24/7 . Honestly as well I can't imagine my work reacting well to the thyroid thing being an excuse to be off.....anyone else have experience in this?
Thanks in advance I'm just confused
Doubt if your doctor knows what a 'normal parameter' is. Do you have a copy of the actual numbers - results and ranges? If so, post them here and let's have a look. How much levo are you taking? It sounds as if you're under-medicated.
I can't post them all at the moment because in all honesty I can't remember the t3 and t4 but the resukt was 4 (parameters was 0-6)
I'm taking 100micrograms currently.
I did have them all printed out but I did a bit of a paper tidy and can't find all the bits
TSH result was 4
As I said, you're under-medicated. And your doctor doesn't know much about thyroid, does he.
The aim of thyroid hormone replacement, levo, is to reduce the TSH to 1 or under, wherever you feel comfortable. With a TSH of 4 you are still hypo, so hardly surprising that you have hypo symptoms. All your doctor needs to do is increase your dose. He doesn't need a specialist to tell him that!