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Can anyone help? I'm so totally fed up of being ill now. Diagnosed with vitiligo 2 yrs ago, also have lung disease and abnormal heart rhythm. Past few months I've had to have speech therapy for voice hoarseness, have vitamin D deficiency, low ferritin (has come up from 11 to 40 with iron tablets), but the main problem is fatigue, muscle/bone/joint pain that's debilitating. Funnily enough that started the day after taking iron tablets. Skin is very dry and thin. Had a couple of years of severe itching but that's gone now. Have had loads of blood tests and the o key thing that came up was low vit D, ferritin, low folate, less than optimal level of B12. Cortisol levels weren't great but not bad enough to be treated. GP only tested TSH which is 2.52 therefore 'normal'. Body temperature is consistently low - around 35.8. I've read that the body may show 'normal' levels of tsh but may be unable to use it but my GP will not do further tests/look for hashimotos etc. Lupus ANA test was negative. Feel like I'm slowly dying. Before all this I was overactive with tons of energy and motivation - much more so than anyone else I've ever met. GP has finally agreed to refer me to an endocrinologist as he agrees there is definitely something wrong. How can I get the best out of this referral? Does anyone think I could have a thyroid/autoimmine problem? My mother and 2 sisters have underactive thyroid a and there's a strong family history of autoimmine problems.
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