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I could do with some help if anyone is willing to read this very long post!
I'm a 22 year old woman. The last year or so I've had fairly manageable fatigue which I never thought a lot of, but in the last few months it's become awful to the point that I can barely get out of bed in the morning, take at least one day off from work a week (despite loving my job) and tell myself I'll work at home but end up in bed all day. The days I do go in I'm often in well after 9, and generally have to head home around 3 or 4 beacuse I'm so exhausted. It's like I have a fog in my brain which makes it hard to concentrate on anything from work to conversations to films, and my short term memory is poor. I only recently found out this can be a symptom of an underactive thyroid, and I wouldn't be convinced they were linked... except that my nan, mum, both maternal aunts and my younger sister all suffer from it.
I haven't had any weight gain which I know is another common symptom but my sister has quite severe hypothyroidism and has never suffered from weight gain. I do have bad muscle/joint pain and stiffness, various mental and emotional issues to do with anxiety and depression, cold extremities, breathlessness, poor coordination, hoarse voice, swollen tongue, post-nasal drip, and dry patches of skin. I am very prone to UTIs, thrush, sore throats, headaches, and constipation. I know that these are symptoms "normal" people get all the time, but hypothyroidism is the only thing I've found that links everything I've ever thought was abnormal about me. My diet is very good and I walk fast enough to build up a sweat for an hour a day to get to and from work.
My doctor is reluctant to diagnose me with this beacuse my hormone levels are within normal range, which I understand, but she's also unwilling to discuss my symptoms and keeps sending me for more blood tests. This week I'm getting my white blood cell count checked as she thinks it could be viral because my CRP level was high - it seems unlikely to me that it would have been going on for so long if it was, but I'm no doctor. I'm also getting my Vitamin D done again as the lab forgot it last time. I'm completely open to the possibility of it not being hypothyroid, but it's the only thing I've found while researching that fits, and with every woman on my mum's side having it it does seem likely.
So my questions are: do I sound like I fit the bill? If so, how can I convince my doctor? If not, any ideas - literally anything - as to what it could be? Thank you so much to anyone who took the time to read all that, absolutely any information would be so helpful.
Blood test results for the last month, and how they were "graded":
Serum TSH: 2.2miu/L (normal)
Serum FT3: 5.8pmo/L (satisfactory)
Serum FT4: 19.2pmol/L (satisfactory)
Glucose: 2.7mmol/L (low, but I hadn't eaten before this test)
Liver function: Normal (can give breakdown)
Full blood count: Normal (can give breakdown)
Ferritin: 17ug/L (satisfactory)
C reactive protein: 9mg/L (high)
B12: 216ng/L (normal)
Urea and electrolytes: Normal (can give breakdown)
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