I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid about 3 years ago been on thyroxine since. With raised TPO i was recently told that this was autoimmune in nature. As the TPO then reduced my GP said it was not autoimmune (though still way above 50 which is our labs referance range) and was left very confussed...particuarly as in the next breath he told me my blood tests indicated Vit b12 defficiencey which he said could be autoimmune in nature (iam taking daily supplements)
For many years i have also been complaining of abdomial bloating and discomfort. Related mostly to when eating wheat and gluten based food groups. I experience these symptoms on a daily basis sometimes i feel as though i could not eat of drink another thing as i'd explode! I have predominantely suffered with constipation though in recent years or so have some urgency to get to the toilet and much looser bowel movements though would not say this is typical diarrhoea.
My gp has advised and i have trialed fibrogel, laxido, colpermil non of which seem to truely change my symptoms - as i have also been suffering with depression ( for which i am on antidepressants and having counselling with positive effects) he seems adament that i am simply suffering with IBS.
I had a coeliac screen done a few months back result being around 3.5 i think which i understand is negative - however when i was tested i had been limiting the amount of wheat and gluten i was having in my diet substationally although not completely (symptoms were reduced though not absent) - he told me this would make no difference but on reading the NICE guidelines i believe he miss-informed me dont i need to eat 1 meal everyday for at least 6 weeks?
After recieving this 'negative' result i went back to indulging in all my favourate cakes, breads etc...ok maybe a little too much hence explaination for some of my weight gain but symptoms seem worse now than ever - i am really fed up with it all ....something in the back of my mind is telling me to persure this though ....after seing another gp he has agreed to re screen me.... but am i just fooling myself.....am i being an annoying patient who they have agreed to test purely to 'shut me up'?!
all comments welcome