Posted 3/27/2018 8:24 PM (GMT -6)
for the past few months I have been experiencing EXTREME fatigue. I can barely function. I have had brain fog for a long time as well as my period changing over the past few years. Im also cold all the time and have gained weight. I figured I was in premenopause so I went to the dr and she mentioned my thyroid. she ordered labs - cbc with diff, fsh, lh, tsh, and glucose. all bloodwork came back normal. she also ordered a thyroid u/s, pelvic u/s and a sleep study. i then looked into thyroid and have become convinced that's my issue. everyone I have spoken too has said I need more bloodwork done - like free t3, free t4, tpo etc. I called the dr back and she agreed to the t4 ( I think that was it but it was only one of them) - I don't understand why she refuses to do more bloodwork. my friend also went to the dr for same stuff and shes having all that checked plus estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol. anyway I had my ultrasounds yesterday and have been a mess since. as the tech checked my thyroid I saw her measure several dark circles which I am assuming are nodules? Id say at least 3 or 4. does that mean I definitely have a thyroid problem? someone told me if I have nodules then I definitely has hashimotos disease. is that true? my appt with this dr is tomorrow and I want to make sure I ask her everything. I just want to know whats going on! its been a month since I first saw her and im seriously losing it. my anxiety is through the roof and my fatigue is getting worse. I just want to feel better. I am also super worried about my pelvic u/s too. I even had spotting during the u/s before she even did the wand! I feel like that's a bad sign. btw I am 42, mom of 2 and a 30 yr sufferer of health anxiety so im not handling all this real well. thanks for any advice.