I am a 24 year woman and have been having symptoms of (I think) hypothyroidism. I'm new to all of this so maybe someone on the boards could give me advice!
Since December, I have been feeling very tired. I work in a fast paced dental office where I have never had problems keeping up with the amount of patients, however, I have no energy to want to work and feel exhausted at the end of the day...which I never had before. I'm constantly yawning and I feel like I need to rest. I used to be able to stay up late watching TV but I'm out by 9:00-9:30. I have dry, scaly skin. I use exfoliators and thick lotions but it doesn't seem to work. Recently, my face has started to become very dry. *I don't use anything on my face that would irritate it*. For 6 months now, I've felt my heart skipping and fluttering. In February, my PCP put a heart monitor on for me to wear for 2 weeks and the results came back as PAC (premature atrial contractions.) He told me it's normal to have those. He did check me for TSH in February before the heart monitor and my results came back as 1.95/ulU/mL on a range of 0.27-4.2 ulU/mL. When I viewed my results for the Free T4 Reflexive it came back as NOT APPLICABLE. My nails would bend and break, resulting me in getting acrylics so they would keep my natural nails from breaking. I feel like I keep forgetting and lose my train of thought. My hands and feet feel cold to me....not freezing, but cold. My PCP referred me to see a cardiologist because he doesn't believe it's my thyroid. I'm going a week today to see the cardiologist just to go and hear what he will say.
Also, I noticed weight gain. I used to be around 170lbs 3 years ago, and now I'm 200-202. The weight is what surprised me because I usually eat pretty healthy. I feel like I need to constantly eat, and I was never like that. I want to add that I had very heavy periods to the point where I wouldn't be able to walk without think I might have an accident. Has anyone else had these symptoms? I think I have hypothyroidism, but my doctor thinks it's more of a heart issue and wants to put me on a beta blocker. He doesn't think I need further testing. I would rather make sure it's thyroid or not thyroid before starting a beta blocker.
Thanks for your advice and help!