I was wondering if anyone could give me a little advice, as I am feeling a little let down by my doctors.
In August of this year, I went to the doctors as I was feeling pretty ill, I felt so fatigued, had terrible aches and pains all over my body with terrible pins and needles in my arms and legs (at night time). I also have put on over 1.5 stone in six months (and my weight hadn't changed in 5/6 years)
At the time, I also had a urine infection but said to the nurse, as I was 52 its probably all down to the menopause. She said my symptoms also were very similar to thyroid problems, so sent me off for tests.
The tests revealed that my iron levels were very low, I also had a kidney infection and my tsh levels were 5.52 and T4 levels were 14.6. The doctors advised that I was borderline for an under active thyroid and asked me to follow it up with further tests within 6 weeks.
I have since had 2 more lots of tests. The second lot were tsh: 4.66 and t4: 13.5 - the doctor said these were normal but I should have further tests in another 8 weeks.
Therefore last week, I had more tests done and when I rang for the results the secretary said that the hospital confirmed that my iron levels were abnormal and so were my thyroid, These results were tsh: 5.37 and t4: 13.6. When I asked to speak to the doctor, he said my results were within the normal perimeters and everything was good. Although he did confirm that my iron levels were very low.
I am at a loss of what to do. I feel dreadful. Could it be because my iron levels are low, or could it be that my thyroid is causing me to feel so unwell.
Any response would be greatly appreciated.