Thought I'd write a blog to put my thoughts / frustrations down in writing. I'm a 30 year old male who up until 3 years ago was a very sporty and fun loving guy. I regularly play football and go to the gym and am a league cricketer and play at a good standard. Well, I do at the minute... I doubt I will for much longer.
My problems started several years ago just before I travelled to Australia to travel and try to further my cricket career. I noticed I had begun to sweat heavily from my arm pits. My enjoyment of the trip was spoilt by that along with various other problems.
The list of things wrong with me may take some time... Sweating, hot face, tiredness, leg muscle pain, achilles pain, acid smelling sweat & urine, nervousness, anxiety, daily headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, mood swings, bloodshot / yellowy eyes, depression. Funny thing is that to look at me you wouldn't really think there is anything wrong (unless you look closely!). That's probably why my doctor keeps on ignoring my complaints and I'm on a final warning about my sickness record at work.
The doctor has taken various blood tests and I've got the readings here if anyone wants to know any of the readings. I also paid for a private thyroid blood test to be done because my doctor refused to do one. I'm told there's not too much out of the ordinary in them. The results are as follows:
THYROID PROFILE 2
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 83 nmol/L 59 - 154
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 2.49 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2
FREE THYROXINE 15.4 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0
FREE T3 5.1 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8
Thyroglobulin Antibody <10.0 IU/mL 0-115(Negative)
Method used for Anti-Tg: Roche Modular
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 8.9 IU/mL <34 (Negative)
Method used for Anti-TPO: Roche Modular
My doctor had finally referred me to the Rheumatologist but unsurprisingly they cancelled my appointment tomorrow... today. I'm losing hope of ever finding out what the problem is and this is absolutely ruining my life. My career is in danger, I can't meet anyone new because of the smell/sweat (as a single guy this is not a good look!) and my sporting career is being badly affected by my sight. It's worth mentioning I recently had an eye test and my eye health is fine.
Hope there's someone out there with some ideas what I can do to make this better (other than jumping off a cliff). I'm at the lowest point I've ever been at and any advice would be very much appreciated.