Hi, first post.... long story but will try to summarise. Been feeling ill for around 20 years, no bloods ever showed anything untoward. 2 years ago diagnosed with HepC which I know 100% I caught in the late 70s. Explained my endless years of feeling unwell. Had full 6 month treatment and viral load now zero over a year later. Felt great for about 6 months then about 3 months ago suddenly feeling really unwell, nauseous, very itchy, incredibly tired, constant dry mouth, dry hair, tingling in feet, awful sleep pattern to name but a few symptoms. GP keeps telling me I'm depressed/stressed but actually I do not feel I am at all. Therefore decide to try a naturopath, she immediately (without knowing my symptoms) diagnosed a thyroid problem and on further investigation suggested I probably have Hashimotos. She has given me a 'natural' route to a possible cure via diet and supplements. I'm a bit of a cynic but desperation led me down this route! I have full faith in her diagnosis but not fully convinced by the suggested 'cure'. I feel I want to now go back to GP and insist on further tests and get onto possible meds but not sure how to go about it? Firstly how do I convince the GP to do more tests as she keeps saying my thyroid readings are normal? What do I ask her to test for that she may not have already tested? Also not sure whether to mention the naturopath as I know what GP's generally think about alternative medicine. Any views? Many thanks!
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