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I'm new to this so please bear with me. For about a year I have been steadily gaining weight (around 2 stone altogether). Despite regularly doing cardio and weights at the gym (3-4 times a week) it is still going up. For 6 months I have been experiencing heavy periods (never an an issue since age 14 now nearly 34) tired all the time (7-8 hours solid sleep most night), my hair falls out, my nails have started to peel off in layers and I have started getting bad headaches. I am borderline anaemia which my GP failed to tell me for 2 months after blood tests but have suffered from anaemia in the past with none of the other symptoms other than tiredness. My joints and muscles ache all the time, especially my right hip and wrist and I am always cold or boiling hot!
I have had a thyroid test twice and the results were "normal". I've never had explained to me the results so don't know any levels or even what normal means!!! I've been prescribed the pill to help with the monthly bleeding but am yet to start taking them as my experience in the past has not been good and I can't cope with helping any weight gain or more hormonal issues!!!
I don't smoke, I've stopped drinking any alcohol since January to try and help the weightloss and have also cut out bread and chocolate to try and get a bit of a kick start. No change. I eat healthily, cook from scratch and eat loads of veg.
Apologies for the rant, and any typos but I'm at my wits and feel borderline depressed. I feel all I do is complain about one ailment after another but I'm convinced there is a connection. I hate troubling doctors but I can't keep on as I am
Can anyone advise what I might do?
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