Hi I have just been diagnosed with an under active thyroid, after begging for help. I had piled on over 2 stone in the last 10 months and have been feeling exhausted, achy anxious and depressed. The docs told me it was due to perimenopuse I’m 43! Anyway they finally took bloods 8 weeks ago and again last week. I only managed to get a copy of the latest one.
Serum Tsh level 6.41miu/l (0.27-4.20)
Serum t4 level 11.1 pmol/ l (12-22.0)
Docs says just out of normal range? These figures mean nothing to me so any help would be appreciated. She has started me on meds of 25 micro grams of thyroxine not sure of what brand yet as pharmacy too busy and I have to go back later. All I know is I have very achy joints in hands knees and constant swelling over night. I feel exhausted all the time despite having a reasonable nights sleep. I am on fluoxetine as have been suffering with depression and anxiety for the last 18 months. Are these things symptoms or unrelated ? Is this something that will go away or is it going to get worse? Sorry these are all questions I forgot to ask?
Thank you for any advice given please, # feeling confused as to what this will mean in the future.