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i have been ‘unwell’ ...( always have a cold) for over a year . I went to my family dr in Dec because the fatigue had become overwhelming. Blood work came back with hi TSH (6.9), I was told to come back in 3 months for retesting. My recent labs were still above average - TSH (5). My doctor said he would treat if it was still high but the nurse never called me. It’s been 3 weeks and I have many hypo symptoms ( cold intolerance, dry eyes; dry skin, forgetfulness, have very little energy, heart palpitations, muscle aches, joint pain, restlessness, sleep disturbance, depression etc!). I am 50 yrs so I realize some of these symptoms may be due to age/ perimenopause.
I understand thyroid medication is serious and the side effects could be worse than the symptoms. I have tried to treat by diet, excersise ( when I have any energy!), stress reduction etc...but my quality of life has really depleted.
Should I go back to my dr and demand he treat me with medication? or do I accept my new menopausal life !?
im not sure what is normal
i was also diagnosed with oral lichen Planus (erosive) and tested positive for autoimmune hepatitis ( my liver enzymes are normal) last year. So my immune system is not good
any advise would be greatly appreciated
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