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Old 02-07-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Thyroid? Please help

Hi,

I am new here and feeling pretty desperate. ANY guidance would be very much appreciated. I am from the UK so these scores might have slightly different interpretations, but i am guessing that you might recognise these symptoms. I am 36, have 2 little kids and feel increasingly awful with no genuine help from GPs. I have just decided to see an endocrinologist but this is going to be really, really exprensiver (£150+) but i just can't go on like this.

I have seen my GP loads of times so far the only thing that seems to show up is slightly low ferritin levels (17, apparently normal is 10 -291) my TSH is 2.5, my T4 was 17.3, which is all they tested. An ultrasound was normal and oestrogen, FSH and LH were apparently 'satisfactory'.

I have menstrual problems - VERY heavy bleeding, cycles from anything of 32 days to 12days, when previously i was regular as clockwork and never very heavy. I have large clots, midcycle bleeding and occasional midcycle clotting. I am exhausted, depressed, irritable and have poor concentration. I am always cold with an average body temperature (I have been testing myself) of around 35.8 degrees. I have low blood pressure too. I get awful night sweats at certain times as well as periodic insomnia (never before heard of for me!) breast pain, spots and weight gain unless i drastically undereat).

My GP said 'it's probably hormonal' and has offered anti-depressants, the pill or novasure (to remove the endometrial lining). I am not happy with any of these as she actually can't tell me what the matter is. It sounds like underactive thyroid to me, and there is a history of this with my aunt and cousin, but as the tests seem 'ok' they are not interested. There is no history of early menopause either, as i thought it might be that, but they are not intersted in this either.

I am really feeling unable to cope and struggling with my kids, work and jst trying to get through the day. I feel like no one is listening and am worried about the endocrinologist doing just the same (for a heafty fee)...Please help,

Thank you xxxxx

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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Re: Thyroid? Please help

Hi,

I feel for you, because I too have similar symptoms, along with endometriosis and a Thyroid condition. I take no meds for Thyroid because it is always normal in test results. My ovarian function is also "normal" in tests. The funny thing about hormones is that they change minute by minute so that during a test they could be ok, but fluctuate afterwards. Maybe you are perimenopausal. It doesn't show up on tests but you still have some menopause symptoms. If all your tests are ok, i wouldn't worry unless you get bad pains, then I would have another check up.

Cheers....

 
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