Is this hypothyroid??????? Help

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my symptoms are

Fatigue

Muscle pain

sore lower back

stiff neck

sinus problems/ phlem in throat/ blocked nose

dry throat and mouth

red nose/ rosacea

cold hands and feet

anxiety

depression

Low testosterone at 13nmol

mood swings

excess urination

clay coloured stool / diarrhea

TSH 1.6

Free t3 5.3

free t4 10.9 ---is this low?? The normal range on the thyroid uk website was 10-22

i am a 19 year old male and I have had these symptoms for 3/4 years that have slowly gotten worse and have been tested for nearly everything but nothing has come back positive.

im convinced though that I have either adrenal fatigue or hypothyroid, does my t4 suggest this??

thanks.

  

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    Dan,

    I'd be very cautious about asking for others to confirm any diagnosis you think may apply to you.  The symptoms you have could easily pertain to other conditions, so it is best not to read into them what might appear to fit the diagnosis.  I urge you to go back to your doctor.

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    I had a Thyroidectomy when I was 19 after 4-5yrs getting really hyper and treated for anything but Thyroid.  One time nearly got so worked up I could have committed suicide!!  To this day (I am 70 now!) I don't know if it was the right thing to have done! Since then have had various immune problems, these all have similarities making a diognoisis very difficult even for the professionals.  My Dr. 20years ago told me to treat each ailment as it shows.  This was after having a positive AntiNeuclearAntiboidy result!! I find every flare is different.  I have had Rheumatoid, Fybromyalgia etc at various times, now diognoisis is Sjogrens  Syndrome and feel good for nothing! Next week due to have 2ndnew knee, that's if my thyroid improves, after years of being normal on 100 levethyroxin my pre op blood test came back low!

    very frustrating, my advise is to get sorted, and rule out other immune diseases. I hope this is of help? You are young and need to be correctly diognoised. I find stress causes me the most flare ups. Anyway good luck!!

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    Hi Dan - indeed a poorly functioning thyroid can have many different symptoms. I have just reached a T4 of 20 and I'm beginning to feel better smile

    But I do agree that you need to be professionally diagnosed, bearing in mind that results to blood tests are very often far from conclusive but sadly taken as gospel.

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