Possible Thyroid problem?(need guidance)
Hi, I'm new here and I apologize in advance for the length. I'm a 20 something female.
I've been wondering for a while if I could have a thyroid problem. I'd only ever had my TSH tested before and have had it tested multiple times in the last few months. Each time, it has been on the surprisingly low-normal end of the spectrum. Surprising I say because I've had symptoms of hypothyroid for years i.e chronic constipation, dry skin, fluctuating weight gain/loss, ice cold extremities, muscle pain. I had my TSH tested in September and it was .34. Again in November and this time it was .54. I have my most recent results and it says .44.
I know it says not to post 'non thyroid issues' but I'm not completely sure what symptoms I have that are/are not related to a thyroid problem. I've been going through a slew of testing for various autoimmune diseases due to being run down, tired all the time and chronic muscle and joint pain. All have come back negative. Nevertheless, I was finally tested for other thyroid tests besides TSH. The results appear normal but I wonder if they could still be indicative of anything.
Other symptoms of unknown origin:I've recently been found to have a very low vitamin d level(17), a slightly elevated cortisol level(21). Other recent symptoms to mention that have begun in the last few months. noticeable puffiness in face, high heart rate i.e. tachycardia. (I often have a resting heart rate in the low 100's), fluctuating blood pressure(sometimes it is 130's/80-90 others it is in the low 100-110's/50's-60's.) it makes no sense and i've been seeing a cardiologist to rule out heart and kidney problems, skin changes, increased acne and hair growth, eye symptoms,(dry eyes, eye pain, visual distortions like halos, starbursts, flashing lights) . Once again, thank you for reading all this. Here's my most recent thyroid results:
TSH: .44 range(0.34-4.82)
Total T3: 111 range(70-190)
Total T4: 7.4 range(4.7-13.3)
Last edited by tess27; 02-04-2012 at 05:44 PM.