I had these results about 6 weeks ago Free T4
Compensated hypothyroid TFT results.
Suggest repeat in 3-6 months
Serum free T4 level 11 pmol / L (11.0 - 23.0 ) SR
! Serum TSH level 13.23 mu/L (0.35 -5.50 ) SR
Thyroid Stim Hormone
Free T4 request added by lab
Notes: raised BP
and was called back for a another test. I asked for the full list of TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3, thyroid antibodies, TPO and TgAb, B12, Ferritin and 25-hydroxyvitamin D like it told me to on the 'girls guide to Hashimotos' But my GP refused She said there was no need!!! She telephoned me with the results to say they have improved slightly but would not give me the exact numbers.
I said about seeing an Endo, she refused, I mentioned having had my pituitary tested years ago she said my 'thyroid is obvious still attacking itself but it is producing enough hormone at the moment to cope'.
I am so exhausted but weirdly I have days were everything seems to be going in fast forward then days when I can hardly move, does that make any sense? I have been like this for as long as I can remember, even as a child but have always been overweight, suffering now with excessive facial hair, body pain, chronic forgetfulness, restless leg syndrome (really bad) severe constipation (diagnosed recently with a slow moving bowel) palpitations, chest pains, dizziness all the time, high blood pressure, high cholesterol (which they failed to tell me about) eczema, acid reflux, frozen shoulders, migraines, even my eye sight has recently altered by 25% after being the same for over 20 years and much much more. And what do they do, NOTHING. When I asked he about a retest she said she would do it again in SIX MONTHS.
What more can I do, I only changed doctors about 2 years ago as my last one was even worse. I wrote a letter to this one as I hardly leave the house any more explaining just some on my problems asking for help and she rang me telling me to 'prioritize some of them and come to see her with a couple at a time'. I ask you what is that going to sort if they are all associated with the Thyroid?
Any advise greatly received as I just do not know what to do and am so close to breaking point. I even have a PIP assessment in a couple of weeks and according to them there is 'nothing wrong with me' Sorry for ranting but sat here crying my eyes out now, you all are the only ones that understand xx