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No answers to symptoms :(

From: tiredmommyof4 - 8 years 26 weeks ago

I'm a rare specimen.....was diagnosed with Hypothyroid at 8 years of age but believed to have been born with it. My thyroid gland never grew in so I was immediately put on Synthroid to replace what a thyroid gland would be producing.
I've been on Synthroid since this diagnosis and just turned 39 years of age.
I'm seeing a family doctor, a Naturopath, AND an Endocrinologist.
I've given birth to 2 children of my own and have 2 beautiful stepdaughters.
My thyroid fluctuated quite a bit during both pregnancies but was monitored and kept stable. I suffered from post-partum depression with both pregnancies.
Since January 2013 I have been on "medical leave" through my work due to symptoms of hypothyroid and depression.
It is now April and I still have no solutions/answers to my symptoms:
night sweats, cold extremities, tired all the time, insomnia at night even though I'm exhausted, shortness of patience with my children & spouse, depressed, lack of self-esteem, dissatisfaction in my career, crying for no reason, gluten-intolerance, not losing weight even though I eat healthy and exercise. I've had my TSH, Free T3, Free T4, thyroid antibodies, Vit.B12, Vit.D, and Iron tested and all came back at "normal" levels. I currently take so many supplements I can't keep track plus a multi-vitamin on top of my Synthroid and Effexor (for depression). Am I going through mid-life crisis or something? peri-menopause perhaps? I'm not pregnant. I had a tubal ligation and endometrial ablation done after my 2nd child although...I continue to have normal periods/ I took a pregnancy test and...negative. What is wrong with me? Am I seriously a medical mystery? I don't know who else to go see regarding this :( I just want to start feeling good again...for myself...and for my family! I'm SO very frustrated :(

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