I have already submitted all the evidence I have, doctors letters, consultant letters, two separate muscle test results showing myopathy, diaries of symptoms especially of hemiplegic migraine attacks. I wrote extremely detailed info on how my symptoms and not being able to walk affects my life, written statement from relatives that help to care for me. Also detailed history of not being able to tolerate thyroxine and letters from private doctors that I consulted.
I really need something to show that my untreated hypo is affecting my life to the point where I am housebound/ bedbound a lot of the time. My gp has written vague reports even though I wrote a 5 page letter detailing everything. My endocrinologist tells me that I have autoimmune hypothyroidism and says that my tsh is too high and wants me to be on thyroxine. But then in the same breath he says that I am borderline and my thyroid dysfunction is mild at best so would not account for my muscle weakness and walking difficulties although he agrees to the symptoms of fatigue. I have asked him to write me a report but he talked himself out of that saying that the symptoms cannot be attributed to thyroid. Aaaggh!!
To be honest I have not been to see my gp in months due to not being able to get out of bed much ( I do have the odd good day which is spent catching up on household stuff) and I have two hospital referrals which I haven't made appointments for yet as frankly don't have the energy to get there.
I dont know how i can I show the tribunal how this is affecting me when I can't get a doctor who is supposed to know about the effects to acknowledge it. I had an Atos doctor come to my house who said limbs normal power and no significant disability and that I could walk 200 metres, even though I was sliding along the floor of my lounge dragging my left leg. He also said no muscle wasting when my poor calves look like chopped up jelly sagging down off my bones. He also said no arm weakness when another recent examination I had reported weakness. (But to be fair it wasn't that bad at that time as I hadn't done anything for days just lie in bed.)
I would be glad for some suggestions. Is there a doctor I can see who will understand the effects of non treated hypothyroidism or do an examination and not misrepresent the findings?
Thanks in advance