As I've just said on another post about finding out today that Dr Downing is no longer practicing out of York as the clinic is closed, I'm getting desperate to find someone to help me and I really don't know what to do next. I had an appointment booked today with the only GP in my practice who is any good - but then I got a phone call postponing this till the end of the month (I think she's ill as she postponed in December too).
I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism though my TSH,TPO antibodies and T4 have all come back "normal". Today, I had been hoping to persuade my GP to test T3 (T4 is quite low, and I understand that some people can have problems converting T4 to T3) and also adrenal function (which we were talking about when I saw her last week) and possibly B12. I don't know what to do now.
Do some people self-treat, and if so how do you go about it? I'd be happy to pay for the blood tests to be done privately (we'd be eating into our retirement savings) and then to self-treat - but it all seems so complex and I'm worried I'd be self-treating with the wrong thing. I guess I may need T3 (I'd do the private blood test first) but can you buy that from somewhere? Help!!