I am at the end of my rope, my doc has suggested that I have fibro and said that I should swim and have massage to relax. She wants to do an ana in another 6 months as it was positive 160 with speckled pattern.
My tsh etc are in normal range, however I convinced her to do thyroid antibodies test and TPO was just on the positive side. But like the ana she thinks it is false positive, I nearly cried, I thought I finally had an answer!
Some history, I was diagnosed with bipolar 27 years ago and had been depressed since a teen. They put me on lithium and that made my thyroid go whacky, I was on thyroid meds until I stopped the lithium a few months later. After that I gain a lot of weight, suddenly had acne (never had it as a teen) and chronic fatigue and a host of other symptoms. I was sent to an endo who said my pituitary wasn't working properly but nothing further was done about
20 years on still suffering depression, fatigue, chronic joint pain and aches everywhere, nausea, dizziness when upright, constant sinus problems, sometimes need to sleep as much as I can coz I am bone tired but sleep doesn't make me feel any better or I have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep.
Over the last year or so I have noticed hives more often and I now get hayfever really badly, I am intolerant to both hot and cold but the cold is new, this winter is killing me slowly, hand and feet are worse and I find myself sleeping with thermal socks on ( I have always had my feet out of the covers as I always got very hot overnight)
Complete brain fog, rls, swollen glands, earaches, chronic headaches, digestive problems and a feeling of not enough room in my throat when I swallow along with heaps of other symtoms.
My doc want to do the thyroid antibodies again in a month, but I am sick of waiting, it has been blood test a few times a week for the last few months and I have to travel for them and then again to see the doctor.
I would like some opinions on what I should do, there is a doc local to me and I am thinking of seeing what he says as my other doc is always in a hurry and always running an hour late, yesterday I felt as if I was being dismissed even though she admitted that I know my body the best.
I am on depression meds and am glad to have a doc that finally believes me that I am not tired because I am depressed, in fact at the moment I am depressed because I am so darn tired and sick feeling.
Sorry for the long post any guidance is appreciated, I have posted this in fibro forum as well.
Post Edited (inshallal) : 7/16/2015 6:56:33 PM (GMT-6)