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Not really sure where to start but I need some help!!!
I have just about given up asking my doctor for help as everytime I go they ask me what I would like them to do but then usually send me on my way without doing anything!
So here goes....
I started with 24/7 migraine headaches 2 1/2 years ago. If I am not suffering with a migraine, I have a constant headache. I don't sleep properly because my head is constantly banging. I have an 8 year old child now who is very understanding!! CT scans were clear and medication has pretty much got me through the last couple of years! Oh and I threw myself into extreme endurance sport. Crazy..yes! But it got me focused on something other than moping around the house thinking about how much my head hurt. I caused the rest of my body pain so not to focus on how much my head hurt! Then last October I started to feel unwell and I became increasingly worse over a period of a couple of months, my memory deteriorated rapidly, I was getting confused, couldn't remember where I was or what I was supposed to be doing, would even be driving and would totally blank out and then couldn't remember which side of the road I was supposed to be on or where I was going. My vision went blurry and I was then rushed into hospital for an urgent CT scan which was again thankfully clear. I always gets pins and needles in my hands and am constantly freezing cold. My head is always cloudy. I am always so tired, my hair falls out constantly, I cannot concentrate for very long at all. I get dizzy, I am always trippping over things and falling into walls, like I am drunk, when clearly I am not! I cannot exercise at all anymore because my energy levels are pretty much non existent. The most exercise I do now is walk my daughter to school. I am pretty much textbook for every single symptom of hypothyroidism! But it has been an uphill struggle with the doctors for them to listen to me! I have had to fight with them again and again and am still battling away and am at the end of my tether with them!! They are now trying to tell me I am just depressed! Maybe I am, but that is probably because, no, stop right there, I am not depressed, I am upset, very upset, that I can't do my extreme events at the moment and have had to put my training on hold because my body won't physically let me no matter how hard I try to push myself....that isn't depression....that is physical weakness....so please if anybody out there could help me just a little or give me any kind of guidance at all, or even tell me that they don't even think it is anything to do with my thyroid at all...then that's a start....I am desperate...clutching at straws...clutching at anything...I was stung last October by a wasp whilst out running and thats when all my problems seemed to get a whole lot worse....I had to go to the doctors and be put on antibiotics because my arm swelled up massively and I mentioned Lymes Disease afterwards but was told it had to be an infected tick and on thinking about it my dog had fleas/ticks a few weeks earlier (maybe the wasp just exacerbated it?!). I have never been tested for it! I live in the North Yorkshire Moors (UK).
Anyway here are the the blood results:
December 2012 TSH 3.77 (0.30-5.00) NO T4 checked
February 2014 - Serum TSH level 4.13 mU/L (0.55 - 4.78mU/L)
November 2014 - Serum TSH level - 5.00 mU/L (0.55 - 4.78mU/L)
November 2014 - Serum free T4 level - 13.4 pmol/L (9.00 - 23.00pmol/L
January 2015 TSH Level - 5.13 (0.5-4.78)
January - Serum free T4 level - 12.00 (9.00-23.00)
Jan 15 Thyroid Peroxidase TPO ANTIBODIES >1300 ABNORMAL!
Antibodies had not been checked before but the thyroid results had been increasing at every blood test.
Started taking Levothyroxine in January 2015 started on 25 mcg.
February 2015 increased to 50mcg.
I have had further blood tests in February 2015.
Thyroid peroxidase - Abnormal - screen is positive > 1300.0
Serum free T3 level - Satifsactory 3.7 (3.5 - 6.5)
Serum TSH level - 1.64 (0.55-4.78)
Serum free T4 level 16.1 (9-23)
Although my TSH level has dramatically decreased I do not feel any different so have recently had some blood tests taken at my request. One of the results for serum folate said a fasting sample was preferred as recent folate may mask deficiency but there has been no recall for this to be done and another one with an exclamation mark next to it, but again no recall by my doctor is serum ferritin - 8.8 (normal range 20.00-291).
Would all those blood results seem okay for the thyroid? Can anyone shed any light on anything? Please?!
Thank you :-)
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