I have had textbook symptoms of Hypothyroidism for 2 and 1/2 years. During that time my hormone levels have been checked 2 times via blood test. Both times they were technically normal, but according to my Dr. could be considered borderline hypothyroid. Because the level was technically so my Dr wanted to take the "wait and see" approach. Lately I have been getting more and more fatigued, my hair is dryer and frizzier, my fingernails are brittle, curve downward, and break easily, I have not lost any weight despite diet and exercise, I have acne, sore throat, painful pulsing sensations in throat, memory loss/fog, and achy joints and muscles.
My Dr wants to diagnose Fibromyalgia, but I think it is related to the Thyroid. I am in the process to find another Dr and get a second opinion, but I wanted to ask here. Am I way off base, or are these symptoms of low Thyroid that I am experiencing? I know health care where I live and throughout my state is not the best but due to insurance and financial constraints I have to find a preferred Dr. in my area. There are no endocrinologists in my area, closest ones are 2+ hours drive and I need a referral which my Dr. did not want to give me. I am scared as I am spiraling farther and farther into worse health. I work full time go to school and have 3 kids, I expect a little fatigue, but I get plenty of sleep and eat healthy and exercise. I should not feel so lousy.