Underactive Thyroid & Raynauds Disease please help!!?
I really need somebodys help please! I have all the symptoms of an underactive thyroid:
Extreme being sensitive to cold,
slowness in body and mind,
muscle aches and weakness,
dry and scaly skin,
brittle hair and nails,
heavy or irregular periods
Extreme weight gain.
I have had tests in the past and been told I have a slight small goiter in my neck but my tests show as "normal" and I do have a risk of having underactive thyroid in the future but not now!
I have recently been diagnosed with Reynauds Disease as I am extremely sensitive to the cold and get very purple hands and feet that turn white and blue and red!
I have looked online and it says that a likely cause for Raynauds disease is an Underactive Thyroid!!
I have gained so much weight over the years, for example I have gained a stone since July with no change in my diet at all and I walk alot everyday because I can’t drive and I do eat a healthy diet
I am adamant I have an underactive thyroid as i have every symptom! even Raynauds disease! and I need to know how am I going to prove to the Doctor I do or to run more thorough tests! I have been told I have antibodies positive in my thyroid just normal in my thyroid apparently.
My test results were on: ,
24.11.09 – TSH 2.34miU/L & Free T4 14.1pmol/L
08.10.2009 – TSH 1.76miU/L with Free T4 13.1pmol/L
I don’t know what these mean! but can please somebody give any advice I can’t take gaining weight anymore and suffering all these symptoms all the time and no one listening!
Sorry for ranting and rambling on!
Thank you! xx