I have managed to finally get a sacred 'non urgent' appointment with a different GP to my own for thursday morning. I am going armed with my borderline results from Blue Horizon Medicals :-
(I have posted these before so apologies for those who may see again)
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 97 nmol/L 59 - 154
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 2.59 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2
FREE THYROXINE 13.7 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0
FREE T3 4.0 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8
Thyroglobulin Antibody 18.8 IU/mL 0-115(Negative)
Method used for Anti-Tg: Roche Modular
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 7.7 IU/mL <34 (Negative)
Method used for Anti-TPO: Roche Modular
I have compiled a concise list of sypmtoms/signs, but wondered if there is something that I should be focusing on re my health which might persuade him to help me, I am hoping for a trial of thyroid hormone and endo referral (pigs might fly) Which symptoms are more inmportant, I have so many. Is family history I.e mother with cond, some of her sister and my female cousins a fact to push with?
This is the list I am taking to discuss and provide doctor with,
Mother and female family members have thyroid, early menopause and osteoperosis history
I contracted Glandular Fever in teenage years
Had grey hair by the time I was 19
My second teeth failed to grow enamel, also all wisdom teeth impacted, even after four teeth removed in teens to make room as already over crowded
Very heavy periods in teens, large clots / diagnosed endometriosis
Both pregnancies left me feeling wretched, no ‘blooming phase’ just tired right through weight rocketed.
2004 -2011 very heavy periods returned , flooding, clots etc
2011/2012 periods changed again, less heavy spotting much longer.
I have suffered repeat U.T.I ‘S currently under Urology/ antibiotic post intercourse
Extreme Tiredness/ lack of energy/ struggle to get out of bed, drowsy through day/ sleep on sofa
Steady weight gain, diet not productive.
Dry skin, repeat periods of extreme itching/ patches of eczema
Very dry eyes, gritty sore. Using hyper mellose and other remedies.
Hair coarse and brittle/ dull
Eyes- often reported high pressures at optician appointments.
Sun allergy since teens, worsening, itching of any part of exposed skin becoming more severe.
Sunlight makes eyes stream also hurts to go out without sunglasses.
Constipation, regular phases of 4-5 days without going to the toilet, use senna regularly.
Period changes, since 2004 extremely heavy, flooding, clots, 2011/12 changed, much lighter, but spotting longer.
Feeling very cold all over, heating on when others are very warm, lots of layers, sat against radiator in the evening, not wanting to remove coat when home until after tea (warm for a brief period after eating)
Cold hands and feet
Bloating of stomach, getting better since taking probiotics
Headaches increased over last few months, tension, sometimes with aura. More around period .
Very dry mouth, concerned about breath. Mouthwash 2/3 times a day.
Arms ache after minimal activity, eg, shoulder bag , drying hair
Headache or dizzy feelings if on feet a long while, feel quite ill when out shopping or standing in a bar or watching something.
Poor memory (short term) embarrassing at work.
Loss of libido
PMS moods, breasts extremely tender
Aching joints, lower back
Ears constantly feel like they have infection, itch so much inside and out.
Whistling/ whooshing sound in ears
Hunger cravings, salt, bread, potatoes chocolate.
Zero tolerance to alcohol, feel drunk after few glasses, progressed to headache shortly after first drink and hangover next day after just one glass.
some of my symptoms run with early menopause, and I dont want him to try and label this as the only problem, when infact I believe my sy,ptoms have worsened over last few years over this time period. I spent a year on microgynon in a bid to remedy peri menopause (last year as advised by the doc) but within 5/6 months felt wretched, nausea, vomitting and all symptoms worsened except periods) Also had smooth muscle antibodies found in blood, which I believe represented stress impact on my liver from the pill.
Came of the pill december, nausea and vomiting disappeared, other symptoms remain
Long post to get your heads around but wanted to ask in good time and provide plenty of info.
Thanks guys x