As my profile outlines, I have been suffering from underactive symptoms for a long time and am repeatedly tested and only ever offered a ‘wait and see’ approach. I have recently seen my GP (repeatedly), had an ulstrasound and a CT scan and an appointment with a Private Endo (who I suspect is a diabetes speciliast and not a Thyroid expert) and been told that I am potetially ‘hyper’ if anything – this is obviously based on TSH and doesn’t take in to account the lower than opitmal T4 and T3 and certainly doesn’t take my symptoms in to consideration. From looking at my results (in my profile) My feeling is that 1. I have Hashis ( this has been confirmed by the TPO and so too by the docs) but that also there may be a secondary/pituitary hypothyroidism scenario at play i.e suppressed TSH with low/normal T3 and T4. What I am looking for is for you guys ot give my your thoughts and anything that might help me get my docs to investigate this conclusion as opposed to ‘wait and see’ or ‘you’re hyper’…because I am at my wits end and feel nothing even remotely hyper in my opinion.
I am currently not medicated in any way.
My symptoms range includes:
short term memory issues
fatigue - want to sleep a lot
Pain in arms and hands / carpal tunnel
enlarged thyroid / confirmed multi-nodular goitre
Pressure on neck
Snoring / sleep apnoea
voice deepening & croaky
hair thickening and falling out
nails brittle and peelingsensitivity to hot and cold temps
eyebrows falling out (tattoo fillers)
Aching bones and jointsweight gain (approx 3 stone in last 2 years)
Sore feet (plantar fascitis)
inability to lose weight (even when dieting and exercising)
No sex drive
Accelerated Skin aging / thickening (face and chest in particular)itchy ears
I have what I can only describe as cyclical flar-ups that are mostly worsening of the above:
Skin rash on face - nose / cheeks / eyebrows
Itchy scalp with scabbing
aching bones exacerbates
heart beating hard in chest (not faster)
Swollen hands and feet
Shooting pains- legs /arms /feet/ hands.
Thank you in advance!