My mother has a thyroid condition, and some other female family members too, I've had loads of exasperating and worsening symptoms over last four years but my gp will only test TSH and FT4. My symptoms are constant and some of them worsen periodically. To name but a few, dry eyes, very dry skin on body, it itches like mad at times and my scalp feels like its crawling at the moment, really dry hair too. My immune system is rubbish, my white cell averages 4, doctor says this is obviously my average, even though I have endured so many urine infections I now have to have an antibiotic every time I have sex.I am always tired, yawning at work in a public role is embarassing, if i sit for long and try to concentrate for example reading, computer work etc I just fall asleep. It takes me ages to get out of bed on a morning . One of the worst symptoms is the cold, I am frozen most of the time, I sit wrapped up with my back against the radiator at home, I have the electric blanket on full and leave it on until im dropping off (which isnt too long) to try and warm me through. My hands and feet are like ice, but my back feels cold a lot too now, Im not sure if it feels cold to the touch like extremities, but I feel cold there. Constipation getting worse cant naturally go every day, take senna if it gets to day 3 which is often and take it several days to set a rhythm back up, but within a week Im back to every three days, four sometimes. My nails break off, they splinter and peel. For about a year my ears have itched terribly, it started on the outside, but now they itch inside like mad. I am 39 years of age, and going through perimenopause too (i think) menopause had happened by 40 for my mother and her mother was early forties too. So had period changes for about ten years, started ridiculously heavy, but now a lot lighter but spotting for days, dont know if theese symptoms get blurred with this issue too.
So I am now at the stage of trying anything, I take vit D because I had a print out of previous bloods, this was extremely low, and ive read of the hypo link. I take pro biotics, and menopause vitamins too to try aid my body. I am easing off antihistamines, havent used them since sept last year (I have a bad sun allergy that came in my teens) I itch wherever my skin has been exposed to the sun within an hour or too. Its so bad it sometimes makes me bruise wherever I have clawed myself.
My TSH result was 1.8 and serum free T4 was 14.2 , because they are normal the GP says no need for further tests. Any ideas?
Sorry for length of post.