Hi all, thanks for reading first and foremost.
I’ve experienced symptoms of hypothyroidism for some time now, e.g. cold extremities (even when under blankets with socks, hoodie and gloves on) weight gain, loss of libido, constant tiredness (despite keeping regular bedtimes) constipation (more than my usual IBS symptoms) some depressed thoughts (proper down in dumps)
3 years ago when I thought symptoms could be hypo, I had a test done via the doctor - all came back “fine”. I have recently moved and changed doctors and seeing as symptoms haven’t improved (felt worse to be honest in recent months although circumstances in personal life have been fine, no added stresses whatsoever) this new doctor test also said all “fine”.
The reason for my post is that since joining this site and coming across the test centre, Medichecks online from a colleague who suggested it, it’s had me think that my results could have been deemed “fine” but albeit at the lower end of the “acceptable fine” range and thus could be why I was palmed off by the doctors. Is it possible that my results were actually that low to actually have a thyroid issue and the doctor just didn’t want to help as to them, it’s acceptable and in tolerant ranges?
I don’t know where else to go with this. I eat well, I make all my and OH meals from scratch (no excess salt or sugar, we don’t go overboard, good portion control) we exercise, no major stress in life, no children (yet!) I sleep at regular bedtimes, I do all the right things but still feel grotty.
Does anyone recommend a test by Medichecks? Are they a snake oil company? If not, which test should I do? Is there any thing to try before using them? Any help or advice would be greatly received. Thanks once again for reading.