Hi, so I am 29 years old female. I have diabetes type 2 and PCOS. Just a bit background,
So, in 2014, I joined slimming world and lost 5-6 stones with them. I went from 21stones to 15 stones in October 2015. I was losing weight so fast that the doctor told me, to not take anymore metformin for my diabetes. My diabetes was gone as I controlled it so well through my diet. However, I went went off the deep end, so by January 2016, I went to 16 stones.
Now, as of 04/08/2018, I weigh 18 stones, 3 pounds. I cannot shift the weight. I think the main problem is, my thyroid.
I noticed that my thyroid was getting bigger, I ignored it, thinking there was nothing wrong. I went to see the GP in Dec 2017, GP said it was a goitre, referred me to the NHS. They messed up with my appointment, referred me to the worng clinic. I didn't see anyone until May 2018, the doctor I saw at the hospital wasn't a specialist. I spoe with her for 15 minutes, did a blood test then. I had to go back for a utra scan on my neck. It was confirmed, I did have a goitre, it's not cancer, just benign nodules ect. So, 6 months, to confirm what I already knew. I knew I had a goitre since last year and all they told me was nothing.
I been going to the doctor repeatedly for the last few weeks, telling him, I may have Hashimoto or Hypothyidism.
Over the last few years, I experienced symptoms,
>Exhausted, I am so tired all the time, I can sleep over 12 hours and still tired.
> Constipation, I have to watch what I eat but I have this all the time, really embarrassing especially when I am at work and need to go the toilet.
>I have dry skin, literally white patches. I have to keep moisturising my hands, feet all the time.
>Weak nails, for some reason, my nails keep breaking, I have to keep them really short, any longer, and it will crack through the middle and start to peel away
> Hair loss, this could be due to PCOS, but, I have nearly lost my hair. I cry all the time when I see my hair.
> Weight gain, I can’t lose weight, no matter what I do, I eat salad, vegetables, protein and can’t lose anything. I am doing the same thing I did in 2014, lost stones then, now, nothing. The difference between 2014 and 2018, I now have a goitre.
> I have heavy period all the time now. The doctor I saw at the hospital said it was menorrhagia. With PCOS, I struggled to get periods, but now I get period every month and it’s heavy bleeding.
> Hearing issues: I sometimes, struggle to hear people, I have to keep asking them to repeat themselves. Sometimes, I kept thinking, what is going on, am I going deaf…sometimes, I agree to what the person said, even though, I didn't understand what they were saying. I was not going to ask the person to repeat it for the 3rd time.
> Low Libido: I don’t feel anything, sometimes, I feel, why bother, it takes a while, even then, I don’t feel anything.
> Depression: I have heavy depression, I am always constantly sad, unhappy about my health, life and work. It’s getting to the point, I feel suicidal, I think about it all the time. I did take anti-depressants but that was years go. The only reason, I don’t do anything is because of religion and my mum, I can never do that to her. I don't want to feel like this, even now, when I am typing this, I feel deep sadness and I am crying.
I am so upset, I cry all the time. I tries to discuss this with my GP, he brushes it off. I have had blood test done, he said my TH was fine. But he did do another blood test. I have a Vitamin D deficiency, so was given tablets to take for that. GP says to me, keep eating healthy, which I do and get a hobby, less stress. What kind of advice is that, what about my treatment for my big goitre on my neck?
My last blood test in July 2018, I was told that I need to buy and take Methyl B12 and Folate. - I am not sure what these tablets is supposed to do?
I am so depressed, I have no one to talk to, not even my family.
I found this website by chance. I truly need help. I know in my heart, I have a thyroid disease, Hashimoto or Hypo but my GP said, I don’t, despite all my symptoms telling me I do.
My nurse even told me, Goitre can grow for no other reason. I lost 5 stones in 2014-2015, did not have a goitre then, now I do, I have all this symptoms. I am so tired, I don’t know what to do.
So I been looking into a private. Maybe, get a blood test done privately. I live in Luton, Bedfordshire. Please can someone help me, do you think I am going crazy….do you think I have a thyroid disease….if so…what should I do when my GP is ignoring what I am telling him. Private seems to be my last option….
Also, my GP told me, if I remove my large goitre, I will differently then get Hypothydism. GP has not given me any advice apart from taking vitamin D Tablets, B12, and Folate.
Also, I work, but low salary, but for my health, I am willing to pay the cost.
Thank you in advance for any help given.
Hi, I will need to get my results from the July blood test. However, I have the blood test results I did at the hospital in June 2018.
Large mid-line goitre measuring approx 6 inches in diameter, Scan shows this is a benign multi-nodular goitre.
It shows I have normal thyroid functions test with Free T4 of 21.9pmol/l
TSH of 1.71 mu/l and negative anti-TPO antibodies of 9 IU/ml.
Adjusted calcium was normal at 2.50mmol/l
Haemoglobin of 156 g/l
MCV was low at 76.5
Liver and renals functions was normal apart from a slightly raised total protein of 84 g/l.