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I know a Doctor would obviously be the best person to talk to regarding my symptoms, however as I have limited funds I would like to try to narrow down the Doctor/tests I should take before I begin if at all possible.
Quick background – in early 20s. Very active person, training hard at least 3 times a week. Sleep on average 8+ hours a night. Diet generally “clean” and take various vitamins/supplements/nootropics, just hoping I’ll cover the bases or something will magically work.
Since I can remember I’ve felt tired, irritable, had brain fog…what could generally be described as fatigue, kind of a constant drunk/stoned feeling. It seems to be getting progressively worse as time goes on. I do function and am able to hide it from most but it’s a struggle. I spend large portions of all my waking time just completely unable to function properly and get stuff done.
I had a thyroid blood test (along with other general bloods/lipids) about a year ago at an independent lab (Bria Labs) and it showed normal TSH, Free T3 and T4, T3 but T4 was low. Never saw a Doctor about it. I tend to research things myself a lot.
I would LOVE to get to the bottom of it.
I just don’t know where to start because I don’t really have the funds to just test everything and see specialists for everything.
Thanks for any advice you may be able to give me.