I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid TSH 20.9 (0.3-5.5) Serum Free T4 7.9 (11.5-22.7) 8 months ago by a new GP who said my thyroid would have been underactive for 'some time'. About 18 months before this I began to have 'angina' like pain. I experience a crushing feeling in my chest and deadness down both arms when on exertion along with general tiredness. I have had a number of tests which show clear arteries so the assumption is cardiac syndrome x (microvascular dysfunction). My daily medication is levothyroxine 50mg, verapamil 80mg, simvastatin 50gm, lansoprazole 30mg and domperidone. I struggle every day with fatigue, joint pain, weakness, breathlessness, inablility to concentrate/brain fog and many more minor symptoms. I had blood test last week which showed thyroid levels 'normal' and my ferritin level at 4 (not sure of the range as the receptionist would not give me a printout!) I have had another blood test today and have to wait to see the GP next week. I also have an appointment with the cardiologist on Thursday which I am dreading as his solution is for me to run 2 miles a day (just as he does) to get fit and lose weight.
I am trying to continue in my job (which I have always loved) but am finding it increasingly difficult and leaving is not an option for me. Just walking up stairs is a challenge. Usually I'm a positive, contented person - my glass is always half full but I'm feeling a bit fed up now and wondering if I will ever be able to have a normal life again.
Sorry for this miserable post but I'm not sure what to do next. Any advice will be very welcome.