After having lots and lots of symptoms in line with an underactive thyroid for about a year 1/2 and after being dismissed by my GP, I went private. My TSH results were coming back in the upper 3s and the private consultant said nope no not Thyroid, maybe sleep apnea but test said no. So at a loss I started logging my own test through medicheck, which showed low T3 and increasing TSH.
After 6 months my TSH hit 5.13 I went back to the GP, which was 3 weeks ago. Gp was brilliant admitted it sounds like it is an underactive thyroid and was honest about her hands being tied as my TSH wasn't as high as they treat. Because my test were medicheck they can't use them officially but she would. While we waited for NHS TSH bloods and as long as I was over 4 she would medicate me, well guess what they came back 3.89. GP has still agreed to trial me for 3 months on Levo (25mg) and she will take the flack, I am on day 2 and I know it can take 7-10 days to kick in and some people on a thyroid facebook group said the dose is to low.
I am just happy that I have an honest GP who is willing to help however she can, so we will see. Has anyone else been in this situation and if so how did it pan out??
The things that upset me the most are the brain fog, clumsiness, tired, painful joints, talking like I am drunk as I forget words and how much I have changed over the last few years.
I used to be a very active person, yes overweight but active. Things I now struggle with:
I used to go to the gym/classes/bootcamp after I got in from work and walked the dogs
Now I struggle to get off the sofa at 7pm after feeding the dogs.
I would work long hours and would think nothing of going out till the early hours with friends, waking up and doing it all again.
Now I avoid going out more than once a month as I will pay a price for drinking and dancing the night away.
I would of been that person who organised social events, camping trips, get togethers and filling my spare time up with things to do.
Now I can be found sleeping on the sofa in my PJs with my dogs on my days off.
I used to ski & ride a motorbike.
Now I don't, well I got out on my motorbike for the 1st time in 2 yrs last weekend and it made my cry that I don't do these things anymore.
So I have to do something to try and get my life back!!!!