Hi Kelly. I'm Karen.
I don't have Hypothyroidism, but I do suffer from the other symptoms. I got blood tests. I was anemic and had Low vitamin D.
I literally felt like I was dying. The first 3 weeks of taking supplements was tough, very painful, the calcium and fluids being put back into my bones and then it was better. My Vitamin D level was 19ng/mL in Sept. I'm waiting for new results.
You should get blood work. Tests your hemoglobin & ferritin levels. You can have normal hemoglobin and low ferritin. Low hemoglobin is being anemic. Low ferritin is iron deficiency.
The other test is 25OH Vitamin D blood test. US lab ranges are 30-100ng/mL. You need to be above 50ng/mL to be at an optimal level.
You need to get a copy of your lab results. Don't just take the doctor's word if they say you're normal. Low normal is actually deficient because the lab ranges are set much too low for a person to remain healthy.
Many times if you're deficient in Vitamin D, you're deficient in magnesium. Taking supplements of Vitamin D3 (never D2) daily will raise blood levels. It needs to be taking with some sort of fat in your meal. Vitamin D is fat soluble and needs it to help with absorption. It's taking in the morning or afternoon, because it can interfere with sleep if taken at night.
Magnesium must also be taken. Magnesium works with your muscles and many other body functions.
Some of Low Vitamin D and low magnesium symptoms:
Fatigue, bone/muscle pain, muscles weakness, dizziness, anxiety, insomnia, headaches/migraines...etc.
I agree with Gemfly, adding the supplements might help a great deal.
Also, I would talk to your doctor about fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome as your symptoms do point to those illnesses.
Your low thyroid can certainly contribute as well. Again, the supplements should help with this along with your prescription.
Lyme disease comes to mind with your symptoms. I had Lyme disease and it's caused alot of the same symptoms you have. You should get tested for it. But I need to tell you that Lyme disease testing is very unreliable and only picks up on 50% of the cases of Lyme disease. You really should go post in the Lyme disease section right here on MedHelp. They are very helpful in that section and can explain alot of it to you as well as help you get treated for it!
I just got my new vitamin D test results. After taking supplements for 11 weeks, I have raised my level from 19.2ng/mL to 61.0ng/mL
Above 50 is what you want.
Alot of good advice from you all. I have Chronic fatigue syndrome, with nero mediated hypotension. So my blood pressure drops any time I stand. I am learning new things to do when I stand to help from dropping. Chronic fatigue....I wanted to mention to Gemfly that sleep does not help chronic fatigue. I like the vitamin advice from gently. I am on a good multivitamin but I'm going to try taking vitamin D3 and magnesium. Anything natural is good advice. For KLW5, if you are still having problems with depression, don't mess with it really, it needs be treated. Even if you see a counselor first, maybe you won't need meds. I tried to ignore it, it is hereditary, plus for me, I had a lot of trauma and abuse growing up so I tried to bury it. Nope got real sick. Just an FYI. Thanks everybody, lets keep in touch and see how things go for us.