I'm a fifty year old woman, I work in administration and use a computer most of the day. I have Hypothryroidisum and am taking and gradually reducing an antidepresent. I've recently given up smoking and have smoked on and off since the age of fifteen. My thyroid levels are normal. I am slightly anaemic at the time of my cycle as I suffer from heavy periods. My problem is as follows:
Pins and needles in arms and hands - cannot hold a phone up to my ear for longer than a few minutes.
Breathlessness on physical activity
Fatigue and muscle pain
Sleep problems - unable to sleep at night sometimes - over sleeping sometimes most of the day.
The thing that really bugs me most of all is the pins and needles. I've told my GP but they look at me puzzled and say its unusual to have pins and needles in both hands. That's as far as they go. What questions do I need to ask to prompt them into some action. I'm normally good at reading my own body. I feel that it's either a symptom of hypothyroid, blocked arteries or heart disease. I'm having problems getting a diagnosis and getting into the system to get treatment. Anyone have similar problems?