Posted 4/30/2016 12:56 PM (GMT -6)
This is my first post on this thyroid forum, so please bear with me.
For the last two years I have experienced symptoms that my GP said were ' normal' for a woman of my age , 56.
Finally when they became so debilitating I couldn't cope any more and told them I had had enough they did blood tests.
My symptoms, excessive weight gain, hair thinning, enough so my hairdresser became worried!, sweating so badly from my head, face and back that I stopped going out and sat on towels at home, constant diahorrea, skin so dry my knuckles and hands were splitting, memory issues that made me think I was going loopy, but worst of all excessive tiredness that totally overwhelmed me, I could easily sleep 18-20 hours a day and still be exhausted.
My first blood test came back with a level of 34, no explanation of what that means but a referral to the hospital, and started me immediately on Carbimazole 4 a day.
6 weeks later the consultants appointment was taken by a very young Chinese doctor, whose English was so poor I could hardly understand him, but suffice to say he told me that none of my symptoms had anything to do with my thyroid and if I lost some weight I would soon feel better, they would see in in 3 months!!!!!!!
Fuming is not the word.
So I carried on taking the Carbimazole as prescribed, having a blood test every month or so and it came down to 12 which I was informed was 'normal'.
I must add here I have two other conditions for which I take huge amounts of medication, please excuse the list.
Every day because of Chronic Degenerative Disc Disease and Fibromyalgia I take....
3 - Amytriptalyne
Plus OraMorph as needed.
When I read the symptoms it sounds more like I have an under active thyroid but as I have read in several places the symptoms are not always the same for everyone.
So now I feel lost I am waiting to go back to the hospital and see the consultant again and have already decided that I am going to insist on seeing the main man, but what to say I have no idea.
So 5 weeks ago I decided to try weight watchers I have lost weight before with this system and it works very well for me, the first week I lost 5 pounds, great, I was on my way. In the last 3 weeks I have put on 7 pounds and am now above my start weight ????
Sorry for the rant folks but I am just so fed up I don't seem to be able to get any answers or results and I just don't want to play anymore, does anyone have any suggestions? Please.