First went to gp 6 years ago with irregular periods.. 42 at time.. and severe indigestion. Diagnosed as menopausal and helicobacter pylori.periods stopped completely 2 and a half years ago but gp not convinced it is menopause although gives no other explanation. Over years been back with many other symptoms,joint pain,constipation,hair loss,tiredness,refered to rhumatologist but all blood tests came back ok apart from raised esr 38. Had tsh and ft4 done a year ago. TSH 1.5 (range 0.28-5) ft4 13.5 (range 12-19). In last year developed raynauds, reaction to cold- cold hives and skin peeling on fingertips and nails coming away from fingers and depression. Feel terrivle all the time but gp has now suggested 'old age' or 'all in my mind' and refuses to run any more thyroid tests,to the point of stopping me mid sentance to say 'they only look at TSH'. Contemplating paying for private blood tests,would love some suggestions as now at end of my tether
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