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Im a 28 year old female with various ailments that have

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Hi, im a 28 year old female with various ailments that have been getting me down for some time. I'm not sure if any of my symptoms are related to each other so if i just list them all then hopefully you can tell me if there are any connections.
Feeling exhausted all the time for the last 3 years, pale skin almost grey in the face with frequent acne break outs for the last 3 years but getting worse more recently, feeling extremely cold all the time - escpecially hands and feet which i can never get warm over the last few years, heavy periods, hair thinning, and the last 6 months have started with joint problems; bones clicking all over my body every time i move accompanied by pain but no swelling, weight gain (approx 20lb) and unable to lose it through diet, anxiety and depression over long periods of time but with breaks in between (can have a good few months then a few really bad months).
Currently not taking any medication or supplements. Had tests to rule out arthritis for joint problems which showed no inflamation present. Full blood count showed iron levels were normal, but white cell count and neutrophil count were both low, but was advised that this is not a concern as its just a sign of fighting off an infection. Everything else on full blood count came back normal.
Any advice or information would be much appreciated, thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
HelloHypothyrodism fits all of your symptoms.This can be easily overlooked.Even if you had a "normal" thyroid test, that is not necessarily true.Most doctors and labs still think a normal range of TSH goes up to 4.5.New recommendations are that anything over 2.5 can be considered hypothyroid if you have the correct constellation of symptoms.You should see an internal medicine doctor.TSH and T4 for thyroid should be done.AlsoSex hormone panel and SHBGAdrenal panel.All routine labs.Urinalysis. OK, so that is an initial answer….Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.