I am soooo tired, my whole body aches, the headaches are constant and even getting up to fetch a drink or go to the shops is a HUGE task for me and totally wipes me out! :mad:
I was diagnosed hypothyroid in Spet 2008 with a TH of 5.2 and was put on 25mg of levothyroxine. I had all symptoms most cronic being extreme fatigue, headaches, nausea, cramps and depression.
I was also put on 20mg citalipram which is gr8 and lifted the depression within weeks, although I still get down it has helped loads. After a few months the cramps and headaches and other symptoms got better too all except the fatigue that is. My last blood test was in December and my TH has gone down to 2.5 now but since January I have suddenly become much worse, the fatigue is unbearable, I am having dizzy spells and headaches suddenly returned and are daily and can last hours, I just know something is not right, I feel like I am dying and I don't know what to do? I have other symptoms too, constant bouts of backache, tummyache and an ear infection in my right ear which I have had now 18months and flares up when I am feeling my worst, the only relief from this is my Bensol ear drops which I have been on since the first occurence.
It was hard enough getting my GP to even diagnose my thyroid problems and when I explain how awful I feel I just get told to excercise more or it is implied I am lazy which is so not true, I would LOVE to be able to do more and am dying to go back to work but with no energy and the headaches there is no chance.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?? :mad::confused:
I am always falling asleep which has got me into trouble, nothing wakes me once I derop off, I sleep if not through tiredness but because it's the only way to eliviate the headaches which are dibilitating at times! I feel so alone and like there is something much bigger going on than just an underactive thyroid!
I have been ill 18months, on treatment 6 months but the last 8 weeks I feel worse than I have ever felt in my life and the fatigue has never gone, it's getting worse now by the day, so much so I can hardly function!
Yet my TH level has gone down, I just don't get it, why have I no energy at all? Why the constant pain and headaches?
Please if anyone can help or has any idea's I would be so so grateful for some advice please?
I am lost as to what else I can do.
Thanks in advance.
Sarah x :confused: