Hello there. I have just jumped over from my Fibro forum as I was hoping you may be able to answer my questions. I was diagnosed in October last year with fibromyalgia. On the fibro forum there is a lot of talk about people also having thyroid problems to go with their fibro. I recently had my thyroid tested because I have hair loss from my scalp but also from my legs. The top half of my legs have virtually no hair. On the bottom half the hair is very sparse and in some areas bald! I know this isn't right but my thyroid tests came back normal. I didn't have to fight my doctor for the tests, she is very accommodating, but when they came back normal I asked what it could be. Just one of those things came the reply. My question is can you still have hypothyroidism and the standard tests come back normal? And if so what should I be asking my doctor to do? Obviously I have fatigue and muscle aches and pains from the fibro but my weight is getting ridiculous. I have to eat next to nothing to maintain weight, if I want to lose weight I have to fast, ie eat nothing but even that isn't working any more. If I eat like a normal person does I literally put 3-5 pounds on in as many days. I have always been able to control my weight, I would just cut back if I needed to drop a few pounds but it just isn't happening anymore. Any help gratefully received.
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