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Thyroid issues

From: Chasingafter - 2 years 50 weeks ago

Hi there! I’m hoping to get some advise. For the past 3 years I’ve had symptoms that have recently become much worse. And some symptoms I’ve had since I was a child. I’m finding it very difficult to find a doctor who will listen, and not pass off the symptoms as “all in my head”, or “this is what happens when you have children” which by the way I have 5 kiddos, and my youngest is 3. I’ve done my research and everything points to either hyper, or hypo thyroid. My mom also passed away from hyperthyroid when she was 32.
Here are my symptoms: hair loss, fatigue, brittle/soft nails, brain fog/memory loss, sweating (all the time), tremors in my hands, loss of smell, eyes sensitive to light, elevated heart rate, weight loss (60lbs in 4 months-I’ve been dieting and running, but find it strange to have lost so much so quick), constant headaches, irritability, warm skin, tight feeling eyes, low energy (II’m a runner and have always been energized after a good run, now I need a nap), muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, IBS symptoms, increased apitite, menstral changes, dizziness, and when we were having children we had fertility issues.
Once again, I’ve seen doctors, and they pass it off as something else. I’ve had the TSH, T4, and T3 blood tests done, and all have shown to be normal.
Is there any other blood tests I should request?
Are there any supliments that could easy some of the symptoms?
Is this something I have to live with for a while until it gets worse before it will show up on a blood test?
I live in the Tucson area, anyone happen to know of a doctor who will listen and take this seriously?

Thank you for any advise, I really appreciate it!

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