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Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this board, I have been reading loads of your messages. I am convinced I may have a thyroid problem but don't want to see my GP. He is a lovely doctor but I don't want to seem like a silly, hypochondriac woman demanding blood tests!!

I am constantly exhausted, have lately been sleeping until 11am everyday. I attend university twice a week & work about 10 hours a week in a shop. It isn't much but it wipes me out! 3 years ago I worked full time, 8am-5.30pm everyday. No way I could do that now.

I have no concentration at all, am trying to study but can't focus on anything. I literally waste hours everyday wandering around the house in a daze doing nothing.

I have patches of dry skin on my arms and legs, my nails are very weak and my hair is dull. I feel down a lot and get irritable over stupid things. My libido has dropped considerably and my eyes always feel sore and tired. My feet ache constantly!

I went to the doctor about a year ago and was diagnosed with depression but was never fully convinced this was correct. I want to see my GP but am worried my record will just lead him to re-prescribe anti-depressants.

I just feel like a lazy ,bloated slob. I can't seem to do anything and get so tired and have no motivation to finish tasks. I don't feel normal.

Thankyou for all the messages here. Maybe it is the thyroid or maybe its in my head! Who know, all I do know is that I don't feel right. 3 years ago I worked full time, did gardening every evening and went clubbing every 3-4 weeks until 4am. I just wish I still had that energy.

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    definitely go to your GP! I had all those exact symptoms and thought i was just getting lazy and fat, even though I used to be really active and go out loads. It is such a relief getting a diagnosis. I too am studying and it is nearly impossible. i spend a lot of my time staring into space or sat at my computer because that's all I can manage. its a simple blood test, you certainly wouldnt be wasting his time!
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    You sound like me two years ago. Get yourself to the GP and get tested.

    Make a list of your symptoms and questions you want to ask and take it with you to help you remember. You don't have to go on the way you are, just don't let them fob you off with anti depressants.

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    I agree with the other people who have entered the discussion, you sound as though you have a thyroid problem and you should try and get it sorted ASP
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    I feel I can hear myself all over again! Yes, you must go to your GP. I found out I was hypothyroid last July and only have now just been stabilized. You sound just like me. I am also a University Student and it has affected everything. I had my exam deferred and will be sitting it next week.

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