Thank you for letting me join this group. I’m so relieved to have found somewhere I can ask questions about my own issues and hopefully in time contribute and help others. For around 4/5 months I have numerous symptoms of an under active Thyroid. I am so sensitive to cold and at times no matter what I do I cannot get warm. It’s not a normal feeling cold, I now understand the expressions chilled to the bone or having ice in my veins.
My voice has started getting “gruff” when I’ve been talking for a few minutes and my mood swings are unbearable. I can be feeling fine and then I suddenly feel my mood drop and I feel depressed and like a dark cloud hangs over me and my thoughts. This can last hours or days and then as suddenly as it started it ends and I feel fine again. My hair has gone very thin and I have had to unblock the bath waste which was full of hair as are my brushes. My memory is terrible even to the point of turning up for appointments on the wrong day and forgetting complete conversations.
My symptoms seem to fit Hypothyroidism but my current blood test for TSH and T4 came back as normal, one last September just after my symptoms started was TSH6 with normal T4. My GP thought it was probably my Thyroid but has now dismissed that due to my now normal test results. So I’m left wondering how I can feel so bad and have so many symptoms of Hypothyroidism but have normal results on my TFT. I wondered if anyone else is experiencing the same thing and if so have they managed to get anywhere with the health services.
Thank you for allowing me to join you and for taking the time to read my post.