Will try to keep this short! I went to see the GP in May 2012 as I have been suffering with very heavy periods since my youngest child was born almost 5 years ago. She sent me for an ultrasound which diagnosed a fibroid, and did a blood test which said I was anaemic and that my thyroid function was "borderline". Got medication for the heavy bleeding and started on iron tablets, with instruction to return in 6 months for another blood test, which I did in December 2012.
Thyroid is still "borderline" and I have been asked to go back in June to have it checked again. However, I have been reading around about this (had never even heard of a thyroid before June last year) and I have many of the symptoms associated with underactive thyroid - tiredness, loss of libido, cramps, dry skin, eczema, constipation, heavy periods, mild depression, tearfulness etc etc etc. I'm not sure though whether all of this is down to my thyroid - show me any mother of three young children who ISN'T permanently knackered and often tearful.
So anyway. I am coming to think this thyroid thing could be what's causing some of my symptoms. Back to the GP? Hospital referral? Self-management? Not sure where to go next.