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Been having some health problems for a few months now, thought we'd hit the nail on the head last week figured out it was my thyroid, but just had blood test results come back normal. I'm at a total loss now, GP has no idea what's going on and I can't see her again until Thursday. I thought if I listed my symptoms on here someone might have experienced something similar. So here goes: my periods have become more and more irregular since I miscarried earlier in the year and stopped completely 4 months ago (I have polycystic ovaries but not PCOS), I've lost a shed load of weight (1.5 stone this year and I was relatively thin to begin with), my hair is falling out in handfuls, I'm constantly tired and thirsty, I've started getting migraines and I'm irritable. I look ill and gaunt but I think that's due to losing so much weight over a short space of time. I saw a gynae a few months ago who was useless and I'm waiting to be seen by them again. Definitely not pregnant, had multiple blood tests to check. Thyroid and prolactin levels normal.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? I want to be able to make some suggestions to the GP and push for tests but I have no idea where to go from here.
I've literally been to the doctor's about this. I had all the symptoms you are describing, weight loss headaches plus very bad night sweats, stonach pains, tiredness, (only i do have pcos). My Dr was brilliant and literally did me blood tests for everything, hormone levels, testosterone levels, FBC, LFT, TFT, vitimin deficiency, celiacs disease, etc. Anyway, it took about 2 weeks for all the results to come back and all my blood tests were normal apart from my testosterone level is borderline, so they won't do anything about that and also, I am very low in folic acid and vitamin b12. I've been given supplements and have started a new contraceptive pill and after a week I can honestly say I'm starting to feel a bit better.
Also where on the range was your " normal " thyroid test? You could fall outside their parameters, and be low/ high for you. Some doctors get this, done only understand things in textbooks. Also have they tested t3 and t4?
Thanks everyone. The gp is phoning me tomorrow. I’ve only spoken to the receptionist so all I know so far is that my prolactin and thyroid are ‘satisfactory’. I’m going to ask for all the blood tests listed above, I’ve had a look at b12 deficiency and I’m wondering if it could be that now. Not had my blood sugars done recently but it’s usually on the lower side of normal, as is my blood pressure. Thanks again! I’ll update tomorrow when I’ve spoken to the gp.
Spoke to the gp again today and they’re testing me for b12 and folate deficiency, should have the results back by the middle of next week. I don’t think it’s diabetes, this has come on slowly since the beginning of the year but if nothing shows up from these bloods I’ll speak to the gp about that too. Thanks again!