I'm new to the forum and am looking for some advice, please.
I am 31 years old and have been feeling unwell for some time (approx. 9 months). I've had to have my hair cut short because it was so brittle and damaged, my periods are extremely heavy and painful (this wasn't always the case), I'm tired ALL the time and my skin is very dry. I have been to see my GP about all of these symptoms separately, and about the aches and pains I've had in my limbs.
Last week, my mum advised me to ask my GP for a thyroid check. My mum, her three sisters and my 35 year old female cousin have underactive thyroids. My mum and two of her sisters also have vitiligo.
My GP did a blood test and I've just called for the results - apparently, they are normal. I'm really shocked by the result and am wondering where I should go from here. I just know there is something wrong with me. I feel like my body isn't working properly. Is there some way I can get the details of the result from my GP? I wonder if they are within the normal range, but still low?
Obviously I don't want to have thyroid problems, but I felt sure that was the at the root of my health problems. Could it be something else?
Please help. I am so, so tired and just want to feel better.