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Please give some advice, I'm so down - thyroid symptoms or something else?

(4 Posts)
expressoplease Tue 14-May-13 18:26:17

I'm feeling so ill and am slowly losing the plot. Symptoms for the past four weeks: Spaced out with the odd bout of vertigo. Night sweats, mild hair loss, puffy eyes and face, blurry vision, constant palpitations, mild weight loss, spikes in blood pressure, itchy skin with red rashes (although this symptom seems to finally be subsiding) and heavy aching arms. I've also had the sensation I'm wearing socks at night when I'm not.
I've had lots of blood tests and all came back normal. When I asked about the thyroid rage, the doc said she hasn't received the details just a computerised response sent back as NORMAL. She said the ESR would also come back elevated if anything serious was going on - it actually came back as LOW. She suggested I try some anti depressants because I actually cried when the results came back normal, only because I realised that until I get a diagnosis I'm not going to be functioning. I just want an answer to my symptoms, not a bottle of Prozac. Family members are also worried, saying how exhausted and puffy my eyes are.
Any advice please??

digerd Tue 14-May-13 18:33:45

Sorry, but what is ESR level?

expressoplease Tue 14-May-13 18:41:32

Hopefully I've used correct terminology but ESR is I think a test to check for inflammation within the body i.e. infection, etc (unrelated to thyroid test).

topsi Wed 15-May-13 18:18:55

Please ask for a printed read out of all you blood tests and the NHS love telling you that you are 'normal'.
I think there is a difference between normal and 'optimal' levels of some things especially where thyroid is concerned,

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