I had a thyroid test 3 months ago - the TSH result was 7.55. The doctor said this was borderline (although my research has led me to believe that 3.5 - 4 is borderline.) Anyway, I had another blood test done last week. This time the result was 6.8. The doctor told me that this was perfectly normal - and completely ignored me when I said, 'but I feel so unwell'.
I really don't know what to do now. The doctor says I can have another blood test in 5 months, but I dread the thought of another 5 months feeling this way. I feel both physically and mentally unwell. I'm tired all the time, struggle to get up in the mornings. (It's usually 2-pm in the afternoon before I've managed to get myself up, washed and dressed.) I feel as if my days are passing me by, as I just sit around, feeling too tired to do anything. I feel physically weak - my body aches, stomach pains, constipation, cramps and poor circulation in my calves, toes so cold they look blue/purple, skin rashes & allergies. Mentally I'm feeling terribly down. My moods change from day to day, and I'm depressed, teary, and irritable. I can't concentrate and focus on work anymore. As I'm working at my laptop, my eyes start drooping, and I can't get anything done. I work from home as a web designer and I'm losing clients as a result.
I would appreciate any advice anyone can offer. I don't know where to go from here, and feel generally depressed and confused about it.
I'm a 32 year old female (my mother has underactive thyroid).