I am 26 y.o, female with many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism except for the weight gain. I always feel tired, cold, prone to mood swings and anxiety, lack of motivation, have difficulties working complete days, difficulty swallowing, numbness, tingling and burning in left arm, fingers and shoulder, joint pain, muscle spasms and general pain. My most recent trip to the emergency this week finally revealed something I had suspected: my TSH levels were above 6 but my T3 and T4 were normal. I only discovered this because I had asked the nurse what the results were of my thyroid tests. However, the doctor didn't mention it until I did. She said that yes, I showed signs of subclinical hypothyroidism but that it should be followed but didn't make any further recommendations for follow-up or a referral.
I want to know if there are others that have had a similar experience to me. Have you had difficulty being taken seriously? If so, what did you have to do before you received a proper diagnosis and treatment? I have felt like things have been degenerating over the last few years. I have been to the emergency twice before this most recent incident and countless times to the doctor and I do not feel like I am being taken seriously. It's been over 2 years now and I need to start feeling a difference.
Thanks for listening! I appreciate your input.