It's been quite a while since I posted here but still keep in touch by visiting this site often. I could do with some advice please in preparation for my next doctors appointment next week. My latest blood results (31 Jan) were as follows :
TSH 0.03 (range 0.3 - 4.5 )
Free T4 25.0 (range 10 - 22)
T3 not tested
I have been on meds just over 12 months ( after months of feeling terrible - locum doctor mis-diagnosed and I was told that I should have been on medication 8 months or so before!). I currently take 150mg of Levo.
Doctor has asked to see me to discuss lowering my medication (I appreciate that I am relatively newly diagnosed), but I am still experiencing many horrible hypo symptoms ie:
Extreme fatigue (at the end if the day - have a very busy job- feels like I have 'nothing left in the tank)
Muscle / joint aches
Weird sensations in arms & legs ( feels like the blood is draining out from me) and "tingling sensations running through body)
Insomnia (can't remember the last time I had a full night s sleep)
Eating little (suppressed appetite) put putting on weight for no reason (doesn't, feel like fat though more like water retention if that makes sense)
Bloating (see above!!)
Brain fog / loss of concentration (making silly mistakes at work which is not like me at all)
Feeling the cold ( fingers and toes like blocks of ice)
Heart Palps (mainly at night) & associated anxiety
No period since August last year
Loss of libido
In addition to thyroid bloods and in consideration of the last few symptoms (and my age 48), I've also had menopausal tests one of which shows I am in menopausal range and the other shows I am post menopause!), so I guess you could say my hormones are all over the place!
In the past and prior to hypo diagnosis, I have suffered from other auto immune issues - ie loss of skin pigmentation under arms, and a really horrible rash which turned in angry red wheals on the palms of both hands. Had to wear gloves for 6 moths - that was about 10 years ago.
I will be seeing a lady doctor next week to discuss as I am losing faith in my own (male) doctor. During my last visit, when talking about the weight issue, he recommended doing Triathlon's because he does them ( and so can eat whatever he wants and not put on any weight.....oh please!)
So.....could you let me any thoughts / advice for my doctors appt? Thank you all in advance.