I did post a few months ago so apologies for the repeat. I just want a little advice.
I have had an intermittent puffy face for at least a year now, this is the month I realised it was puffing up last year. Since April it never goes fully down and is getting worse. It's most prominent around my lips and the front of my cheeks (also my forehead just above my eyebrows looks a bit puffy). My lips actually feel like they are sticking out. My jawline is rounder and my cheek bone line that I loved has now pretty much gone. I have terrible dark circles.
I've also had thinning hair for just over a year (that I know of) and it is not stopping! I was initially told Telogen Effluvium but it's getting worse, my hairline is receding all over, including the nape of my neck. It feels shockingly thin in comparison to earlier this year.
I have pretty much zero libido and I also keep overheating. I guess that could just be hormones (I've just turned 30), but I can't even walk 5 minutes on a very cold day without burning up and I still can't sleep with my 7.5 tog duvet as I wake up boiling. Conversely, if I'm not moving and it's cold I always seem to be affected by the cold more than others.
I first thought it could be my thyroid as I typed "Puffy face, thinning hair, loss of libido" into Google and many links to thyroid sites etc came up and I also have relatives with hypothyroidism. I had my TSH checked and it was 1.88 so definitely within range.
Is there anything else these things could point to? I am sick to death of seeing my brush covered in hair when I used to only get 2 or 3 hairs each time I brushed it. My face always feels bloated. My lip area feels really uncomfortable, especially when my mouth is actually closed.
I can't yet afford to pay for private tests, but when I get a job I will definitely get some as I know something isn't right. I have low normal ferritin (20u/g) and my GP did say it's pretty common in menstruating women. I have quite light periods though so not sure why mine would be that low. I've been taking Iron plus Vitamin C for around 5 weeks now though to see if that will help me.
Sorry for the extremely long post but I'm going out of my mind.