Does this sound hypothyroidic to anyone?
I have managed to contact a consultant at my hospital who has said he will put his name to a request for full thyroid blood tests if my GP puts my blood through to the labs, so they will all get done.
I have to go to the GP in a couple of weeks, so am doing a graph chart to show her how low my temperature is first thing at morning and last thing at night (along with my seep pattern).
Do you think there is anything in particular I should tell the GP which will help her understand how awful I feel.
I am getting to the point where I can barely stay awake during the day (and on the 3 days I work, I nodd off if I am not moving around) And work colleagues are now commenting on how I look like I must be doing too much in my spare time (when in fact over the last few months I have done very little due to feeling rough!).
I have just gone through a rough menopause (hot flushes) and have been on a tablet that I didn't think was doing me any good, but that is all over now - am on a tablet I am OK with and no more flushes, and the thyroidal symptoms I am left with now.
My last T4 test many years ago was 11.5 and I was around 3.5 THS. Because the GPs didn't find this a suspicious result, I fear that is why they jumped onto my Fibromyalgia suggestion soon after that.
I have since found out my figures, and also found out that the main professor who promotes not giving people further testing resides at my hospital, which then of course could have influenced why the Rheumi consultant never went down the thyroid path either and said "Yup, fibromyalgia" - very similar symptoms. If it wasn't for being really bad over the last year or so, I would have stayed with that diagnosis.
So at least I have got a step further - I just have hope the GP can take up the offer from this kind consultant to help me, and let me have more tests.