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Since the beginning of this year I've been feeling extremely out of sorts. Fatigued, and with no motivation, very dry skin and hair, dizziness/lightheadedness on the occasion, extremely heavy and irregular menstrual cycle. I even forget words and sometimes find holding a conversation or train of thought difficult, which is very unusual for me as I am generally an academic person. I've always been on the sluggish side, with a slow metabolism, but never like this. I feel as though life is moving too quickly for me.
Okay, so enough woe is me. Needless to say, I went to the doctor about two months ago now. She did a bunch of tests and announced that I had low iron, extremely low vitamin D, and "low but normal" TSH. She prescribed iron and vitamin D tablets, which I've been taking. They've helped a little bit, but not very much, and I wonder how much of it was a placebo effect.
At the time I spoke with the doctor, I didn't realise that my family actually has a strong history of hypothyroidism. My symptoms seem to tick all the boxes, but the blood test says otherwise.
Is it possible to have hypothyroidism symptoms, but still be in the normal range, hormone-wise? Because that's exactly what I feel like is the case with me.
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