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I don't know whether anyone can help me but i really need some advice.
This is quite a long story but i'll try and cut it short, but my main question is: CAN DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS BE RELATED TO AN UNDER ACTIVE THYROID??
I am a 21 year old young woman and have been feeling like absolute rubbish for 2 years now. I have had to give my full time job and my hobby up because i feel so ill.
My main symptoms are related to Irritable bowel syndrome mainly stomach pain and nausea, but i have recentley noticed when the symptoms flare up really bad i get other feelings of being unwell. The other symptoms are as follows:
really heavy periods, feeling as if i could sleep for 24 hours solid, overweight and can't shift a pound!, i feel really really cold, adult acne, dry and itchy skin, constant sore throat.
I have had every test known to man for my digestive problems and it all points to ibs. I have cut dairy and wheat out of my diet and only a slight change. Nothing i've tried is working. I feel ill every day.
I have been to my gp loads of times and nothing has come out of it until the other day i'd had enough and went to my gp to ask for further investigations. She took some blood and she says she \"will check my thyroid as it hasn't been checked for 5 years!!\" well duh why not!!
I have researched as much as i can on hypothyroidism and the symptoms i have are remarkably similar to this condition.
If anyone can give me any info i would be so grateful, i will get the blood test results next week, until then i'm trying to find out as much as i possibly can so my gp doesn't pull the wool over my eyes once again.
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