I saw my consultant, Dr E, on Saturday and I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere!
All of my thyroid tests came back within range (stupidly forgot to ask for copy of results but will rectify this for my own satisfaction) - at this point my heart sank and then he said my Vitamin D levels were very low and cortisol was very high!
I felt vindicated, like I can stick two fingers up at people who didn't believe me and to the doctor who had me down as 39, single, childless and therefore depressed.
He told me that vit D deficiency is very common in women (1 in 4) but it is generally overlooked by GPs even when the symptoms are evident....we all know how that works (especially when it comes to cost). I wasn't aware that it causes extreme fatigue, bone/joint pain, weight gain etc.
I now have to start on Vit D tablets and I've got to do a 24h pee test and get another cortisol blood test.
The lovely doctor is taking no chances and I am also getting an MRI scan on my kidneys, spine and hips/pelvis - I get bad hip pain/burning and also my lower back regularly seizes up and I literally cannot move.
All in all generally positive and I came away feeling better than I have done in a while and I'm thanking my lucky stars that I have private medical insurance through work.
Best wishes to all - this website has kept me sane x x