Two weeks ago I mentioned I have gained weight very suddenly and had TSH and T4 tested, which showed they were in the so-called 'normal' range (TSH - 2.56 [range: 0.3-4.5]; T4 - 12.4 [range: 10-22]).
Yesterday I went to the GP to discuss results and weight gain (which, incidentally, has stabilised, thank goodness).
As predicted I was told it was the menopause, despite the fact that I stressed that many of the symptoms precede the menopause by a number of years (two decades in fact!).
I have now begun taking my temperature on waking using the recommended basal thermometer - so far 96.8; 96.5; 96.4 - yet the GP took no notice of this either.
Can I have permission to scream?
To give her her due, she has asked me to get bloods taken again (including TSH, B12, diabetes) so I will go as early as poss to get bloods drawn (the bloods for the above tests were taken at 4.30pm, so there may be a significant difference).
I asked about testing for T3 but she said that T3 was very difficult to test and was unreliable. Is it worth challenging that viewpoint and if so, how?