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I'm 19 years old and I've been experiencing symptoms of an underactive thyroid for about 6 months. I've gained weight slightly and struggle to lose any regardless of exercise and diet. I have suffered quite heavily with constipation. I'm always cold, particularly in my hands and feet. I have brittle nails and my hair has thinned and fallen out as well as been tired quite a lot of the time. My doctor recommended doing a full blood count, thyroid function and liver function tests. I was only tested on my TSH which is 3.66 and therefore considered normal. I wasn't tested on T3, T4 or for any antibodies. I appreciated my symptoms could be due to any number of conditions but it does appear that hypothyroidism ticks all the boxes. I had a few abnormalities on my blood test including my bilirubin at 30 umol/L (reference range is 0-20) and my MCHC is 353 g/L (reference range 300-350). I feel kind of stuck now. I'm going to book in with my GP but feel I'll be fobbed off now with laxatives and told to lose some weight. I constantly feel just unwell and I feel like there's more to it.
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