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cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 12:09:21

I am exhausted ALL THE BASTARD TIME!!!!!!!

I am 29. My son is 2 next month. I have a 9-5 Mon-Fri desk job. I go to bed at 10pm and get approx 7-8 hours a night (wake ups dependant). I have an underactive thyroid which is level and fine.

I am exhausted. I feel so titred all the time. It is bringing me down and making me feel worse. I have had reams of blood tests and it shows nothing amiss. I am fed up of feeling like this and have been for MONTHS.

I have a GP appointment tomorrow for a mole removal but feel it unfair to take up extra time to discuss this. But they have no pre-bookable appointments for 4 weeks.

I can't handle this anymore.

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 12:56:22

bump sad

dreamingon Wed 27-Jul-16 12:58:01

It is horrible to feel like that all the time. I was like that but I had blood test and found I was lacking in B12, I had 6 injections over a week and now have a top up every 3 months and it has made a difference

AuldYow Wed 27-Jul-16 13:00:24

What's your diet like?

I find that if I eat crap I feel like crap. Also I need fresh air and exercise every day otherwise I spiral downwards at an alarming rate. Even if I'm knackered I make myself go out and always feel better for it.

Good luck and don't be too hard on yourself a 2 year old literally zaps your energy winebrew

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:00:29

I have today bought some multivitamins + iron for what good they'll do in the hope they help me. They have iron and B12 in.

I want to sit in my Doctors surgery and cry and not leave until they figure out what is wrong.

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:01:28

Auld My diets ok really. Lots of veg and meat, pasta etc. I've also been going walking on an evening for 30 mins too

ChipsCheeseandIrnBru Wed 27-Jul-16 13:03:26

You have a full time job - exhausting
You have a toddler - exhausting
You are doing both!

No advice. Just bumping.

AuldYow Wed 27-Jul-16 13:03:26

Maybe it's just the toddler zapping you of energy? I vaguely remember the toddler years -- it was hell-- I was so tired wink

notquitegrownup2 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:10:17

Book the prebookable appointment for 4 weeks time, but when you see the GP tomorrow, talk very speedily about your mole, then whilst it is being removed ask if there is time to talk briefly about your exhaustion and whether there is anything else you should be looking at as it is making you feel so awful. Anaemia? B12 deficiency? Depression? If you raise it again now, you will be steps ahead if you have to go back in 4 weeks.

Could you be struggling with depression? Being a mum of a two year old and working full time is exhausting. Do you get enough support /a break at home? Have you had a holiday recently?

I see that you have had lots of blood tests, so you might want to focus on things that s/he hasn't tested you for. Best of luck in getting it sorted. It's a horrible feeling.

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:10:25

I feel like an old person. I am barely active Im so tired. This has been going on or months. I was signed off with "fatigue" for 2 weeks earlier in the year and literally did nothing but sleep for the fortnight. It got better. Now its pants again.

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:12:48

notquitegrownup2 Depression and anxiety - yep but being treated. Also have a counselling referral pending. My husband is good and helps a lot around the home. My son NEVER sits still. Had a 2 week "holiday" in June abroad with DS, DH and my parents. As much of a holiday as you can have with a toddler! lol. Have another week off in Aug.

Latium123 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:20:49

OP, I am also hypothyroid. You can have thyroid symptoms even though your blood test is showing normal for T4 (level of thyroxine in your blood) so it would be worth discussing your thyroid in more detail with your doctor. There are other markers they can get on a blood test to check what is going on with your thyroid. It might be worth getting this checked / ruled out.

Mycatsabastard Wed 27-Jul-16 13:22:04

My folic acid levels were really low and I felt like you. Have those been checked?

It's horrible feeling so tired all the time. Keep asking at the GP.

ijustwannadance Wed 27-Jul-16 13:22:35

Could well be mental exhaustion rather than physical. With work and an active toddler you are not getting any time to just stop and recharge. Would there be any way of getting a couple of days of your week off to yourself? Leave toddler at grandparents of with dad?

DoinItFine Wed 27-Jul-16 13:23:36

Are you sure your thyroid issues are deakt with adequately?

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:29:14

Will ask for gfurther tests to thyroid tomorrow, aswell as other things. ijustwannadance Could be mental exhaustion. Sadly cant get time off. My husband works alternate weekends so I have 1 full weekend alone with son, other weekend is with my husband and son sad

mum23kidz Wed 27-Jul-16 13:29:39

It sounds like you may be depressed, have low iron or something like that. I would go to q and tell her you need help now with this. Do keep us posted on how you go.

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:29:42

My parents have my son 3 days a week as it is so I'd feel cheeky asking them to have him more

DoinItFine Wed 27-Jul-16 13:32:01

How were you diagnosed?

Did you see an Endo?

Or was it done by a GP purely based on TSH and T4 outside "normal range"?

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:33:37

diagnosed via bloods. No endo. I went some time back and he did a whole lot of bloods and also an MRi as I have an abnormal pituitary gland. Nothing to note. He suspected if he referred me to an endo, they would say I was fine as my TSH is within the normal range.

EreniTheFrog Wed 27-Jul-16 13:39:37

I have health issues which cause the sort of extreme exhaustion you describe. One thing that helped was CBT, which taught me to use my limited energy more effectively - I'm no less tired, but I am less stressed by it.

trafalgargal Wed 27-Jul-16 13:41:42

My thyroid is under active and I'm on a very low dosage, there are times I need a higher dose although my bloods show only a minuscule drop not enough according to my gp to justify changing the dose but eventually he agreed to try to shut me up. It does make a difference to my tiredness levels and gets rid of the bone tired feeling and I now up my dosage slightly when I feel it creeping back and revert back to te lower dose after a month. Bloods aren't always the whole story.

Stormtreader Wed 27-Jul-16 13:42:44

Hmm TSH isnt the only measure though, is it? Theres lots of sub-categories like measuring uptake and stuff, they just go for TSH because its the easiest and cheapest one to measure

Catanddogmake6 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:43:14

Husband has underactive thyroid as well. For him it's not T4 but his T3 levels that make the most difference. I don't think NHS generally test for it so he has to request it specially. It's also the balance between the two - although can't remember what works for him (eg something like one in the slightly high normal range and one in the slightly low normal range). It makes such a big difference when they are not in kilter even though the changes are very minimal. He becomes shattered and is impossible to live with. Probably worth reading more about Hashimotos disease (sp?). It is so treatable but just generally doesn't seem well managed and it makes such a difference to everyday life. I know as soon as he is out of kilter because he changes - lethargic, grumpy, less able to deal with things.

cjt110 Wed 27-Jul-16 13:43:15

I just want to feel "normal" Not tired. Not snappy because I'm tired.

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