HI, can I transcribe a loooong rant I posted on "thyroid"? I have not been allowed to call myself depressed or physically ill, as I live in Jersey Channel islands, & the GP's (all private) here have buried me alive along with my medical records. I have never received treatment other than AD's which don't work & make me ill. They are in denial. I self treat, via OTC snakeoil? but have S.A.D - A 2nd opinion from a GP - the 1st in 40 years! has told me that the alopecia & depression is secondary, & that I need to get my GP to refer me to endo, but they have steadfastly refused for 40 years to refer me!
Meanwhile I am losing the battle to want to stay alive....
so the 5HTP's & metavive & vit D only go so far.... Here is what I posted on thyroid in answer to a query -
Yes from 24/10/18.
Free T3 4.3 pmol/L ( 4.3 - 8.1 ).
This blood was taken 9am, I had ingested NDT - (obtained privately - internet), only
hours b4, as I would have felt too ill to make appt otherwise, so it would have been below range had I not?
T4 11.7 pmol/l ( 10.0 - 25.0 )
TSH 0.62 mU/l ( 0.50 - 5.00 )
Cortisol 314 nmol/l ( 09:00hr 125-630 )
Ferritin 46 ug/l ( 8 - 205 )
Transferrin saturation 47.5 % ( 20- 50 ) This was below range just a few months before!? - for years...
Iron 31 H umol/l ( 7 - 30 )
Adjusted Calcium 2.16 L mmol/l ( 2.20 - 2.60 )
The Calcium & thyroid was still low, but some other things that had been quite hi or lo were reversed to lo & hi! But that could be explained by all the supplements I buy.
I asked for the hashimoto's test, but received the graves test instead....
If I was a cynic - I would be suspicious of a cover up, especially in view of the disappeared records, & revision of my Celiac diagnosis. All GP's in Jersey cost £43. plus, repeat scripts £6.50, referral letters, bone scans, x rays all cost extra.
I will have to sell my house in order to find a GP that is willing to refer me to the only Endo.
I have been told that the Chronic Major depression, the dry skin, the collapsed discs, the rickets & osteoporosis, the secondary hyperparathyroidism & the baldness are all down to thyroid disease _ told me by a GP that won't take me on or refer me himself. I have lost count of the GP's that I have sought a 2nd opinion from, only to be told stay with your present practice, & take antidepressants & sleepers ( which make me ill & don't work ), & when my BP goes dangerously high & fibrillation takes over - they prescribed propranolol, along with 11 other drugs, which also made me ill - & don't work .
So because the only drug that I can take is cetirazine, I am seen as an awkward nuisance.
So I pay hundreds £ each year for antihistamines, & the death stare from 'gone native' GP.
And as if that wasn't bad enough - suicidal ideation, dissociative disorder, amnesia, major depression, confusion & C ptsd are not only NOT treated here, they are denied, even if u have been diagnosed by a GP & psychologist. The shrinks only diagnose chemical imbalance diseases, & The GP treats with anti D's, (the shrink just box ticks them), only 8 of the very cheapest, often banned by other countries available to choose from, or lithium!
U can only get computerised CBT here, which is unsuitable for most, esp if u have a physical disease. They dare not let u have that if u were abused by the psches b4 though! They have shoved CBT onto the charities now, but they don't tell the public that it's just good old fashioned OH behave! therapy dressed up as "talking therapy"
But the Human rights people are told something totally different to what the 'sick to death victims' of the fake health service experience here!
So - in other words, if u have a physical illness like (central hypothyroidism) ,here u are told that its - A. laziness/hypochondria - B. CFS, assuming u are still alive by then, & C - your records only go back 10 years - or whatever.
Sorry about the long rant, but there is no support here, I cant even join the alopecia group!
Maybe I should paste this onto anxiety & depression forum??
feel free to ignore all but the lab numbers though!