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After years of self research and pointless visits to the doctors, I wanted to ask for some advice from the community for once.
I'm 21 years old and have been suffering from the following symptoms for as long as I can remember, a decade at the very least:
- Depersonalisation / derealisation
- Sensitivity to cold
- Fatigue (tired after good night of sleep, long recovery from exercise, poor stamina)
- Visual disturbances (visual snow, patterns, floaters)
- Light-headed / wooziness
I feel like I've looked into every single possible cause but nothing I've done has affected my symptoms. I'm still very suspicious of hypothyroidism, despite being turned away from doctors. These are my most recent labs:
Free T4: 12.2
Free T3: 4
These are the results from a test about a month before:
Free T4: 13.4
(can't find the other results from this test)
And another few weeks before the above:
Free T4: 15.1
Free T3: 5.04
TPO Ab: 18.8
TG Ab: <10
Anemia has been ruled out and all other test results are pretty much perfect. The most recent test has brought up high testosterone which I don't think is an issue and a previous test showed very slightly raised calcium levels. Also a test from a 1-2 years ago showed high cortisol.
I should also mention I don't have any problems with gaining weight and have always been on the more skinny side of normal weight.
Not really sure where to take things from here. Would T4 therapy be a bad idea considering my TSH are barely elevated? Is there anything else I should look into? I appreciate any responses. Thank you!
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