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Possible thyroid issue?

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ireallydontlikemonday Mon 12-Jan-15 12:09:47

I have had some vague, maybe unconnected symptoms over the last few months:

- tired
- light headed / foggy feeling
- pins and needles in hands and feet
- eczema / dry skin around eyes
- hot sweats
- can't sleep
- heavier periods but shorter
- palpitations
- weight is slowly creeping up although exercise / food has remained the same
- have to clear the shower drain on an almost daily basis due to the amount of hair in there

I had sort of thought maybe peri menopause but I'm only 35. Could it actually be thyroid related, I think I will go and see the GP but they are crap, can I actually request to be tested?

Thanks

RockinD Mon 12-Jan-15 12:17:16

Yes. On those symptoms there shouldn’t be any good clinical reason not to test TSH, FT4, vitamin B12, folate and ferritin. If your doctor will test vitamin D as well, then that is all to the good.

Your symptoms could be thyroid, or vitamin B12 deficiency, or low ferritin, or possibly something else entirely.

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