Hypothyroidism Diagnosis: Not sure what to do at this point

Posted by rneedham1 @rneedham1, Jan 14, 2020

Hello. For reference I am a 27 y/o female. I recently had some blood tests done that showed my TSH levels at an 8.26 so my Dr. reordered the blood tests. I had the same tests done the next day as well as additional tests for T4 and T3 and everything showed normal the second time around with my TSH levels at a 4.12. I don't understand what would cause this fluctuation and additionally my doctor seems to think I am fine. However, I have been having the following symptoms for at least the past year and feel like they might be related to a thyroid issue. I don't know what to do at this point…My symptoms include:

-Shakiness, dizziness, sweating, weakness, light headedness whenever I start to feel hungry
-Severe lack of sex drive
-Overly emotional, feeling tearful, almost crying for no reason
-Feelings of being lost, hopelessness that seemingly come out of nowhere
-Brittle, breaking nails and hair breakage
-Feelings of anxiety
-Feeling cold often even when others feel warm or hot
-Decreased Appetite
-Mood swings, snapping at my SO
-Random loss of desire to do things I enjoy

I'm not sure what to do at this point. I am frustrated and I am tired of having these symptoms and being told I am fine.

@linh

Congratulations on your parathyroid discovery/treatment. Thank you for sharing.

Hopefully you have delved into the following which I will mention just as a reminder: It is said that thyroid hormones require optimum vitamin D, vitamin B-12, folate & ferritin levels to function properly. Those are said to be the four bases one must keep covered (optimal) at all times. If you haven’t checked them in a while you might consider doing so just to rule them out as a contributing factors to current concerns.

You have the will, I trust you will find the way to gain comfort with your health again.

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I am going to check into these levels myself. Thank you for sharing.

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