I am hypothyroid and it was people on the thyroid forum who suggested I got more information here. I have been reading posts on and off for a while but I'm not really sure this is the right place for me.
I went to the doctors quite some time ago about painful tingling in my hand, the doctor sent me to a rheumatologist who looked at my recent blood test results and put it down to the fact that my T3 was sub optimal, he suggested I go see a private endocrinologist because he very much doubted I'd get much help on the NHS. I spoke to my GP about the possibility of adding some T3 to my Levothyroxine but she said she could not; instead she increased my Levothyroxine by 25%.
I have subsequently developed painful gastritis which was treated with proton pump inhibitors but came back when I stopped them I was then given a much higher dose but that resulted in my developing violent dioreha and my medicine was changed to Ranitidine. People on the Thyroid forum thought it likely that my stomach acid was low not high and I have stopped taking them. When I was speaking to the doctor about the gastritis I also mentioned my extreme tiredness which is becoming debilitating and given that I am a very strict vegetarian I asked for my B12 level to be checked. I had been concerned for some time that my tiredness might have something to do with a lack of B12 and had been adding B12 fortified nutritional yeast to my food alongside increasing my consumption of dairy products. The lower end of the lab range was 200, my reading was 223.
While I think it quite likely that my lowish B12 is diet related and so as I say this forum is probably not quite the right place for me, I just wondered if anyone has any success in persuading their GP to give them B12 injections when their B12 level was similar to mine?
Sorry for the long, rambly post.