Hi all, I haven't written on this community before but think I may have a thyroid issue. My problem is that my GP seems to be checking everything but FT levels despite my mentioned my concerns to her, she made some light-hearted joke about another patient trying to self-diagnose. How I am sick of health professionals who think they know more than their patients. Sometimes they do, some medics are superb, but I have always found they are the ones who are willing to take the lead from their patients.
My current symptoms are massive oedema in both legs and every day so that I am in discomfort all the time and pain some of the time, depression diagnosed, fibromyalgia diagnosed and masses of other joint problems, recent hair thinning, voice cracking so I can suddenly no longer sing in tune, brittle nails so they break easily, a general feeling of being unwell, sore feet, puffy hands, carpel tunnel symptoms that have been investigated and are not due to carpel tunnel, permanently puffy hands and weakening grip, dizziness and a general feeling of weakness at times, feeling 10 years older than I am - I am 63, - what else can I say. I feel dreadful. Does anyone have any ideas please? If it sounds like a thyroid problem then what kind of consultant would I see privately in order to get a diagnoses as quickly as possible so that I can get on with my life? I really will appreciate any advice and support. Suex