Advice please (useless doctor)

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Hi, so I’m a 23 year old Male and I’m honestly at the end of my witts. For about a year I’ve been having bouts of extreme fatigue, tiredness, lethargy, headaches, temperature, just general malaise, in fact I’ve NEVER felt “good”. 

When I was younger a doctor told me I had an under active thyroid but I wasn’t given treatment, recently I’ve had all the blood tests done to see if I have any underlying issues but everything is “normal”. I’m really becoming very depressed with it all, is it possible my thyroid test was “wrong” 

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    If I had a pound for every time Dr's told me my thyroid levels were normal and they weren't I could retire smile

    Your results may be in the "normal" ranges but doesn't mean they are necessarily optimal. Ask for a print out of your tsh, t4 and free t3 results (if you are in the UK they won't have tested t3 by default but ask for it as it's possible, like me, to have normal tsh and t4 levels but low t3 if you don't convert from t4 to t3 properly).

    Post the results on here for peoples advice.

    Off the top of my head it may also be worth getting tests done for iron, ferritin, vitamin D, cortisol saliva tests (the NHS won't do this one so you would have to go private).

    Good luck

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    Hi Dan

    I think the first thing to understand is that when the NHS check your blood they use the cheapest test. This test says everything you're alive! I'm not a doctor but I've been on my thyroid journey for 5 years now. I've discovered that my iron stores were severly depleted and I lacked magnesium. These are two supplements that are helping me and have actually got me up in the morning and into the gym. Maybe ask your GP check these levels, if they say no you can pay for a private blood test. Wish you all the best. Don't give up keep researching. M

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    Hi Dan

    All that I'm going to say is just my unprofessional opinion of course but I recommend you look into your diet first, are you getting enough iodine rich foods and enough vit D esp vit D3? Our bodies want to reach reach state of homeostasis - balance - and are constantly trying to do that so giving it what it needs - and not giving it what is a fast fix, e.g. microwaved food ( there is some evidence that it removes the nutrition ) or consuming fake sugar (some evidence that these decrease the available good bacteria in the gut ) . This will help.eating regular amounts I fresh fruit and veg, nuts and seeds which are full of great stuff will help your energy levels. Getting a juicer is a good plan. Also look into a product called carbon 6o. Perhaps this is all about taking a different view - not 'what's wrong'? Rather what can be done to improve how I feel generally. Also getting plenty of exercise to boost your oxygen levels. All these things will help boost your thyroid. Best wishes.

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    In thyroid it’s at least partially a numbers game and you need lab numbers to tell what is going on. Also, your symptoms could apply to several hundred diseases and it may not be your thyroid at all. Hopefully, you don’t end up in the so called “uncommon” or rare diseases like I did. Seven years of “thyroid” ending with a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis. That was a long miserable trip with so many doctor’s visits and lab tests I lost track. I just kept plugging away at it, when it got overwhelming I would just stop for a while and then proceed again when I felt better. Finally made it. Somebody will figure out what’s wrong with you but you will have to push hard to keep the process moving forward. Hopefully its horses and not zebras.   
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    I wish I had answers for you The useless doctor caught my attention hat I can tell you is the basic tests they give you do not give a full look at what's going on Your T 3s and T4s go up and all the time I have an enlarged thyroid a radiologist came across during an MRI for my neck Nobody told me I have low T 4 But sometimes it it goes into the normal range My useless doctor felt a lump in my throat that I pointed out and aid Gee I don't know what that is Did a ultrasound But couldn't find it If I was smart back then when I read the MRI report I would've asked to see a Rheumatologist But I thought I felt great I made a mistake Ask to see one You deserve to feel well and happy GP's are not that smart anymore Daughter is a doctor and calls them secretary's because most seem to just write referals to specialists She calls them lazy Her belief is that many cases of depression is really a Thyroid or auto immune issue I wish you luck

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