Hi all I hope you are all well?
So I've been to the doctors many times about different things that I personally feel are linked to hypothyroidism such as:
Dry skin on inner thigh, both knee caps, on right ankle and forehead.
Cold fingers, toes and end of node (even in this heat)
Periods have become extremely painful and heavy. (Never used to be)
Hair is brittle, thin and breaks from the root and shaft at every wash, brush and if I touch it. (See photo. This is after ONE wash and brush)
Nails on fingers and toes don't grow they become brittle and scaly and flake off.
I can NEVER lose weight despite want of trying.
Pains in ankle, wrist, thumb, hips, lower back, neck.
Feeling tired regardless of amount of sleep.
I do have anxiety and take meds for it.
I've started to lose my train of thought sometimes if I don't really really concentrate.
Upper stomach pain. I describe it like being sucker punched in the upper stomach. It's very painful at times.
I visited my g.p and he has given me omoprezol (I think that's how you spell it) to try for the stomach pain and steroid cream for the skin patches. He also sent me for a blood test. The last one I had was about a year ago but I was told it was "normal" I'm just worried that this will also come back as normal when clearly something is wrong. If this is the case how do i go about asking for me results? Do I ask the Dr specifically or will reception give me them? I have anxiety so asking for things is scary for me and our receptionists are renown for being "funny" (read jerky) if you ask for certain things.
Thank you all for taking time to read this.