hi. im new here. im reading up as much as possible about thyroid insufficiency.
im having bloods done next week, hopefully for thyroid. i dont have a lot of confidence in the results though. i believe that drs arent all that concerned about lower levels, to a certain thing. however, ive been reading a lot online and can see that different levels affect people in different ways.
my health has never been good. im tired all the time, i have sleep difficulties, joing and muscle pain. when i was in my early thirties i was diagnozed with adrenal exhaustion. that led me on a long road that ended up with a historectomy . not nice. so.. that ended my treatment for adrenal exhaustion.
however, over the years, ive developed more symptoms that i read sound like thyroid insufficiency. foggy thinking, depression. feeling cold all the time, in fact the thigh muscles in my legs are aching nearly all winter.my weight has escalated out of all proportion. i get swollen feet and lower legs. i put that down to my weight. i have high blood pressure (becasue r of weight im sure) and my cholesterol level is higher than it should be.
Ive taken the step of buying some thyroid tablets. im also goign to buy some selenium and vitamin c. Im hoping that this will help me . I would appreciate any advice here. i know that i need to be very careful about treating myself. thanks for reading my story. judych
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