Hi, I’m new to this and unsure if I’m even using the site properly 😳
I’m looking for advice.
I was diagnosed with Hashimotos when I was 19. It’s been relatively stable over the past 20 years and I take 175mcg daily. I’ve always taken it in the evening. I’ve always pretty much been healthy and well so in comparison to others stories I have been relatively unscathed. Until now.
I have no idea if my current symptoms are even related to my Thyroid although I suspect it is. Many symptoms have crept up over the last year, most notably, anxiety, palpitation, not sleeping, irritability and upper limb weakness and pain. I had a recent MRI scan and my consultant is querying MS. I don’t think I have MS. Over the last month I have gained 2 stone despite eating well and working out. I’ve never been thin but I have been (dare I say it) average weight. I’m embarrassed to say that the weight gain is the only thing that made me query my thyroid as being the culprit for everything else.
There is nothing significant wrong with me I just feel off. Not quite myself.
I have yearly blood tests and they’re always normal.
I’ve never seen my consultant aside from that one time when I was 19 (20 years ago)
I’ve never asked fOr a breakdown of my blood work as I’ve always just taken my meds and gotten on with it but currently, I feel the need to do my own research and it seems I need to have a chat with my GP. Now, like most of you, I feel it would be easier to arrange dinner date fOr myself and George clooney than it would be to get even a 2 minute chat with a GP at my surgery.
They don’t do routine appointments. Only emergency appointments on the day. This is not an emergency although it’s fear that further delay would result in gaining around 16 stone over the next few months.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Could you speak to the receptionist and get your blood test results. Normal means... Politely... Not a lot 🙂 You need to get them and pop them on here on a new post. The other option is to get private blood tests via Thyroid UK and get a better picture if what is or isn't going on. £79 - £99 gives the best tests including antibodies, vitamin b12, folate, ferritin, vitamin d, all of which are usually low in thyroid sufferers. You can do it via finger prick collection, I do 🙂
Thank you. I can’t how little I know about all this stuff 🙈