This is my first post! and I am badly in need of some advice!
I have been feeling very tired and 'shattered' for the last 6-7 months, I put it down to starting a new job and having a longer distance to travel to work (an hour each way).
After my 3rd bout of viral infection in 2 months I went back to my doc who did a test for glandular fever and also to be on the safe side checked my thyroid. To my surprise I did not have glandular fever but a 'Borderline' THS level (4.6) he suggested that my thyroid might eventually fail. I then got yet another chest infection and could not shake it even after 2 doses of antibiotics. I also was constantely feeling cold, tired and had a croaky voice (which still comes and goes even now).
He tested my TPO levels and they were quite high (175) so put me on theroxine 100mg which initially made me feel better.
But now I am tired and pale again, my THS level is back to normal on the theroxine (1.4).
Anyone else gone through something similar? I feel very down all the time and people keep commenting on how pale i look. My doctor says i have to wait at least 6 months before I will see a marked improvement in my health
I have a family history of throid problems. My gran and Aunt are both on theroxine. My gran has sjogrens disease and an under active thyroid, my aunt has Lupus and an underactive thyroid.
I desperately need some advice, my doctor hasent been exactly forthcoming with advice on how to improve my standard of living.
I work hard in my job but hours can be long when I have to travel an hour to get home.
I'm 30 with not kids yet.
Any help or advice would be an absolute godsend!
Thanks so much