Forever on the quest to find out what can be wrong with me. Loads of symptoms last year led me to believe it may be my thyroid. GP gave me antidepressants. So I eventually gave in to them. In March last year my TSH was 1.37. (NHS). My Feb this year it was 3.57. (NHS). All other thyroid bloods in range. I also had a medichecks one done at the same time -that was 4.7. At the start of May as it was 4.4, the medichecks doctor suggested I contact the GP. I wrote to them explaining everything and sending my blood tests.. They offered a telephone appt.
I managed to get a face to face appointment last week because I felt like my throat was swollen. Anyway, after she had examined me, she sat me down and told me she thinks it's water retention. She thinks all the aching, swollen puffy face, dry skin, hair loss etc etc....may be caused by the antidepressants she gave me.....I despair. She wouldn't even discuss the medichecks blood tests, just telling me I was in range...
Between Feb and May I chucked all kinds of vitamins and minerals at myself and my May blood test showed I had improved them so I don't think that's the cause. I have started a very slow reduction off the antidepressants but that will take ages.
At a loss, I was looking through my NHS blood tests and I noticed two things. BOTH tests showed raised cholestrol (I eat very little fat and am vegan). Both showed a low HBA 1c level - 34 then 33. It says 40 and above is 'normal' and this started me thinking. I have a dip in the middle of the day and often feel I really have to eat something. Could part of my symptoms be something to do with my sugar being too low? The 34 was taken when I had lost two stone and wasn't eating but the 33 is recent and I've put it back on and then some (antidepressants) and am eating normally now.
Does anybody know their levels please?