Just want to thank everyone for their replies to my thyroid prob.Hope to get in to see the doc Tom or mon and see what he says.Im not going to go quietly into the night this time if he's not going to do anything about it and won't care if I have to pay to go and see someone no matter where they are based.It seems by reading other people posts that if we all lived in the states a lot of people would have been diagnosed years earlier.One of my biggest problems is that because I have always kept fit that from the outside I look completely healthy which is what the Dr has prob thought so no treatment.Someone did mention my iron and ferritin levels which I did have tested and were on the low side so my doctor put me on iron tabs which got my levels back up to normal.Made absolutely no difference to my symptoms and that was the last time I saw him.To be fair to him he has had no problems running blood tests for me but I just got disillusioned with nothing obvious coming back.It seems obvious to me that my thyroid has my system all over the place.Im just going to list my symptoms below to see if it rings true with everyone else and help anyone who starts to get any of these.
The worst symptom is my head,it feels in a daze all the time,so tired behind the eyes.
Body also fatigued with aching muscles which won't recover from exercise any more,ESP my legs which are always sore.
Cold hands and feet which results in having to wear a t-shirt and socks in bed
Patches of dry skin and recurrence of ringworm infection in certain areas
Body also seems to react to when it gets hot and under real physical strain by causing light headed and faintness
Over the last 4-5 years a number of my toenails have gone really course.Had them tested 3 times for fungal infection but always negative.The only way to cut the pinky nails now is to use cable cutters out of the toolbox which is just wrong.
Acid reflux which only started a couple of years ago out of nowhere which I take omperazole for
Only a little weight gain but that's only down to a good diet and still dragging my tired body down to the gym for some more punishment.The cardio is the only thing that will bring about a bit of normality in my head for a while.However the next morn I will be back to being in a daze again.Im lucky these days if can manage 3 days a week of cardio due to the fatigue.
One last thing,measured my morning body temp for a week and it was always in the low to mid 35's rising about a degree to mid 36's in the late afternoons.
Feels good to be so healthy