Posted 7/4/2016 11:19 AM (GMT -6)
Hey all, never posted on this forum but a friend had suggested I look into this disease a bit as I have no diagnosis for it, figured i'd inquire with those who know a lot more! about a year and a half ago, I began suffering from severe reflux symptoms, it was just assumed to be reflux and treated as such. I have had a long history of fatigue issues and such but was never diagnosed with anything. In the process of trying to diagnose this issue, my doctor did do one test for thyroid issues, which was called this.
ASSAY THYROID STIM HORMONE - Details
My Value Range
TSH 1.096 mcUnits/mL 0.350 - 5.000 mcUnits/mL
So, this was done back in January. A few months afterwards, I began having really bad joint pain which reduced after stopping my acid reflux medications but is still present, i've suffered a lot of hair loss via rapid thinning on the top and recession of the hairline, I feel tired, somewhat achy, and I guess i'm not sure if this could be something related or would that test definitively determine it is not?
I'm new to all this and figured i'd check in, I just saw the symptom list and also read it can be connected to reflux, and figured it seemed like I had a lot of the symptoms, those being..
Fatigue, dry skin, cold feeling, trouble concentrating (I have to take test yearly at my job, my concentration is cloudy I should say), constipation (i've been taking miralax and meta to help), hair loss, weight gain (about 10 pounds), shortness of breath (rare), hoarse voice (I assume this is from the reflux though), joint pain, i've also had some bouts of anxiety since this all began but, again this all could just be something else.
The test result looked good so I just assumed it couldn't be that, but I figured i'd ask to be sure.. Thank you all, I appreciate any input!