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I was admitted to Hospital in Dec 2013 with Facial swelling, after being discharged with no known cause, I was re-admitted 4 days later with high protein levels in my urine.
It was initially thought that I had Nephrotic Syndrome, however after finally getting tests done I was diagnosed with being Grossly Hypothyroid my readings were:
TSH - 174 (one hundred and Seventy four)
FT4 - 5.6
FT3 - 1.0
Serum Creatinine - 119
Cholesterol - 8
I was immediately put on Levothyroxine 100mg and Simvastatin 40mg, my Levothyroxine was increased in Jan to 125mg.
My last test showed
TSH - 2.0
FT4 - 20.6
NO FT3 results
Serum Creatinine - 75
Cholesterol - 2.6
My GP has now said I am normal ! and has lowered my Simvastatin to 20mg/day.
Well if this is how normal feels, I would hate to find out what abnormal is, I now suffer with extensive pressure in my neck, hard to swallow, severe pain in my great bone, extreme fatigue which seems to catch up with me and then wipe me out completely, hair loss, periods of feeling cold and other times night sweats, I struggle sleeping at night constant clock watching till around 4-5am if I don't then get up I then can sleep all day!!
I am getting so frustrated with it all, I never get to see the same GP and end up going over and over the same things again and again, some say my conditions relate to me getting stressed about it all, and yes now I am as no one seems to be listening to my symptoms my test are "in normal range" so I must be.
I have persuaded one of the GP's to let me have a thyroid scan, so will see what that shows.
Has anyone else been treated like this, am I being completely stupid ??? are all these things in my head. Any advice to thoughts more than welcome.
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