I am from the UK and currently living in Australia for a year. My chiropractor has suggested (from how tired I've been and noticing changes in my hair) that I may have thyroid problems, but I am having trouble finding a GP who will take my concerns seriously.
Off the top of my head symptoms I am experiencing are:
- Hair loss
- Change in hair texture and hair breaking
- Swollen and painful lymph nodes
- Joint pain
- Dry skin (Especially face, scalp, legs and heels)
- Changes in my menstrual cycle
My GP carried out some blood tests and they only things that were low were Ferritin (11) and Vitamin D (36). I am now taking supplements to boost these. My TSH level was 1.1. The Doctor said they will not do further thyroid tests and she is satisfied that my thyroid is not a problem. They are now testing me for glandular fever due to the swollen lymph glands.
Short history - I'm 29 and sufferered from ME/Chronic Fatigue syndrome from 1996-2005 but have probably never been 100% since. Doctors seem to just put everything down to this being part of my medical history. I have been concerned abut my health again for over a year but the symptoms above have increased over the past 6-8 weeks.
I am at a loss where to go from here... I worry I sound like I am wishing myself ill, which is not the case but I know my own body and I know when something is not right. From my symptoms, and the reading I have done, thyroid problems seem like the obvious solution. My chiro recommended Metagenics Thyrobalance but I am reluctant to just start treating something that may not be the cause of the symptoms.
Does anyone have any advice?