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Hi everyone, I was really looking for some advice/help with some of my results and if they could be causing my symptoms. In November last year (2014) I suddenly became very unwell following a throat infection, although I used to have anxiety (scared going places) I suddenly began with intense feelings of fear and doom, it didn't feel like classic anxiety at all and I didn't feel worried- my body just felt incredibly not right!
Following this sudden shift I experienced:
- Extreme Fatigue
- Very dry skin
- A few months later I developed a 'goitre'
- An arrhythmia which was detected in hospital
- Dizzyness and eyes 'blacking out' when walking around
and many other weird and random symptoms.
To cut a long story short I've been very unwell since and have had to take the year off university to try and recover. I was hospitalised in April due to a severe hedache and weakness in my reflexes and they also detected an arrhyhtmia.
The doctors were thoroughly confused about what is going in, and are pretty adimant it is not related to my thyroid as my levels are 'normal'.
However, out of desperation I have paid for a private referral and upon the first consultation the doctor said he suspects Hashimoto's and that something else may be going on.
What is confusing me most is my most recent thyroid results which are:
Free T4 10.5 (7-17)
Free T3 6.4 (3- 6.5)
It appears that my free T4 is on the low side but Free T3 on the high, could this account for any of my symptoms?
I've had a fair few tests done and the only other things so far which have come back as low is my b12 (145, but now raised to 456 after supplements) and my Ferritin (13), I noticed my temp is consistently low often hitting 35,2 degrees celsius, and my blood sugar sometimes dips to 3.8.
If anyone has had anything similiar or any advice about what might be going on I would be so grateful, I'm really struggling to get through each day!
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