Thanks for the info
I think a lot of my problems stem from hormones and thyroid problems. They always come back "normal" when checked, but only JUST normal.
That and I can be under two doonas in winter PJs with the electric blanket on in summer and still be cold... It never ceases to amaze me when doctors don't think that's weird.
I've also started getting FREEZING after workouts (only yoga at this stage), and I just discovered that can be from low thyroid function and low iron. Plus I feel like Superwoman when I'm on prednisone for my asthma... It all kind of points to a thyroid issue, but seeing as the tests are still JUST in the normal range, doctors seem to think it's all some kind of coincidence.
Pretty much all my blood tests when I first got sick came back showing a low thyroid function. But I kept getting told that that was only to be expected because I was tired. Honestly, it’s only now I’ve typed that that I’ve stopped to think “…but hang on, what if it’s WHY I’m tired?!”
(My last test came back normal for thyroid function, but low for the hormones that drive the thyroid… This makes zero sense to me, and I have yet to be bothered researching it, lol.)
I think doctors like their hard and fast rules a bit too much sometimes. I had a LOT of symptoms of low iron, but I had it checked and it came back normal. My hair was falling out, I was pale, my tongue was pale, I was even more exhausted than normal, and at the time I was getting 2 periods a month. But the doctor said the iron levels were fine, so I figured they must be.
Then I nearly fainted while talking to my boss. Like full on mid sentence “Hey why is it getting dark… oh… uh oh.”
(Sadly if I had have nearly fainted at home I would have kept on ignoring it… But frankly fainting in front of your boss is embarrassing.)
I went back to the doctor, and he grudgingly admitted that seeing as my iron levels where 0.1 from being classified as low, it probably wouldn’t do any harm to take a supplement.
Low and behold, once the supplements kicked in all the symptoms went away.
Your post has given me motivation to go pester him about
my thyroid again :D