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Frustrated and confused...

From: ShootingStar - 7 years 49 weeks ago

Hi. I am looking for any information or advice that people have to offer. For the past three years I have been experiencing hypothyroidism symptoms. I have also had these episodes that my doctor (neurologist) has been referring to as seizures. In short, I black out, but am still fuctioning. I am not aware of what I am doing, nor do I remember what occurs during these episodes.

My symptoms that I have been experiencing include: extreme memory loss, sensitivity to the cold (my fingernails turn blue, especially after eating), ridges in the finger nails, weight gain in a short amount of time (and I eat very healthy), always tired with no energy (no matter the amount of sleep...I can sleep the day away if given the chance), brain fog. Lately I have been noticing that I have a harder time focusing on one thing for long, and I am also starting to feel depressed.

I have had blood work done, but my levels have all come back in the normal range....although I definitely do not feel normal!!! My t3 was 2.92 and my t4 was 0.92. My TSH was at a 2.00. Quite a few months ago I was daignosed as being a anemic, and started taking iron supplements. My doctor told me this was the cause for all my symptoms. My iron levels went back to normal, but my symptoms have not gone away. My iron levels have been back to normal for quite some time, and I do not think they are the cause. I'm not sure what to do. I can't convince the doctors that I have a thyroid problem because my levels are all "normal". I'm also afraid to be put on synthetic meds if I am mildy hypo.
I would appreciate any information. Is it possible that I am mildy hypothyroid? Are there any natural treatments or supplements to help? Thanks in advance!

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